What causes unusual indentation on bottom of upper lip?
What might it be caused from, and what should be done about it? I have used lip balm but it doesn't affect that little cut. Please see the attached photo. It is inside the black circle at the right. Thank you.
Taking vitamin capsules for a few days should provide relief
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I have gone through the attached image. I do not think that it is a cause for concern. It is likely to have been caused due to some trauma sometime but could be prolonged due to certain vitamin deficiencies. I would insist you to take Becosule capsule as well as Evion 400 mg capsule each once daily for 7-10 days and see if there is a difference. I would expect it to resolve by that time.
You might consider getting an ENT consultation as mouth breathing is often due to obstruction that may be associated with sleep apnea.
Hope that helps.
Dr. Kunal Saha
Although I bite my lips once in a while, the cut is vertical rather than horizontal like the tooth.
About snoring, my wife always tells me that sometimes I don't snore at all, other times mildly, and other times heavily!
Is there a possibility that the trauma was caused by a burn?
Impaction of lips against teeth could be a cause
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It is very hard to comment on the cause of the erosion or cut. It could be caused by the upper lip suddenly be hit while it got impacted against the teeth. In such a case, it would be longitudinal or vertical following the axis of the teeth. If you are a smoker, it could be related. Burn could be a possibility.
Frankly speaking, I have nothing other than Vitamin E to suggest. I doubt whether any other doctor too would have anything else to suggest.
To be able to assess whether you are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, you basically need to get a polysomnography done. It is basically sleep study, wherein you would be monitored electronically while you sleep one night at the lab. Whether it needs intervention, can be suggested only after that.
Dr. Kunal Saha
It does not need to be stitched up
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Good to hear that you do not smoke. Burn from hot food could have a role to play. Vitamin E could have a non specific but a beneficial role to play. You can get an evaluation by your dentist or your doctor but I have reasonable doubts whether he would like to suture it up. Going by the looks and if it does not expand in size, I do not think a biopsy is needed.
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