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Hyperpigmentation on the lips - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi doctor
User :   for past few days i have got drk spot on my lower lips
User :   dark spot
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is your skin complexion?
User :   litte dark
User :   it is like burn
Doctor :   How many spots are there? Are they growing?
User :   initally itwas only one now it has increase to three places onthe the lower lips only
User :   it doesnt pain
Doctor :   are they on the inner lip that is micosal sid?
Doctor :   Or they on skin> outer side?
User :   outer slip of lower lips
User :   its only on outer side
User :   of lower lips. it is not on skin
Doctor :   The reasons for the presence of black or dark spots on your lips could be many. However one of the most common reasons for the discoloration of lips is smoking. Studies have shown that some brands of toothpaste as well as some types of lip medication are responsible for the discoloration of the lips. Hormonal discrepancies as well as an upsurge in the levels of iron in the body are also known to be some of the causes attributed to this skin condition. In some cases, biting of lips, licking of lips, lack of vitamin B and poorly fitted dentures can also lead to the symptoms that you have mentioned.
User :   no it is on outer lips
Doctor :   it is called Hyperpigmentation
User :   i had non veg last week could that be reason
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   At this time it is not serious
Doctor :   But i have few recommendations
User :   it is just a week problem. i dont smoke
Doctor :   1. Hydrate your body. Drink plenty of water
Doctor :   2. Apply moisturirser
Doctor :   3. Use sun protective creams
User :   lower has become dry as it happen in winter . their is no problem with upper lips
User :   is it contagious diease
Doctor :   no
User :   it looks like spearding on my lower lips
User :   should i visit dematelogy
Doctor :   4. I do not think it is a vitamin deficiency. But take green leaft vegetables. If possible you take one multivitamin daily. Tab name -Ato Z.
Doctor :   5. measure the size . Watch for 1 more month. If these measures do not work and if the size is increasing, then consult dermaltologist
Doctor :   6. Dermatologist will surely gives a creams for hiperpigmentation
Doctor :   Did I answer your query.
User :   yes
User :   thank you dr
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye
User :   bye
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