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How can I get my six-year-old to stop licking his lips?

How can I get my six-year-old to stop licking his lips, which results in a chapped ring around his mouth? [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on Jun 27, 2014 - 30 answers

Balm lips not people

I’m looking for the perfect lip balm. Tell me what brands, qualities, and gimmicks you like and what you don’t. O muse, let your preferences form your advice to me. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Feb 1, 2014 - 70 answers

Lip buildup from talking

I teach a short lecture class, and by the end, there are gross white (spit? dead skin?) lines on my lips from talking that won't come off unless I scrape at them with a fingernail. I want this to not happen. [more inside]
posted by deus ex machina on Jan 22, 2014 - 13 answers

What is this horrifying Batman parody?

Can anyone point me to this online Batman deconstruction? [more inside]
posted by moonlight on vermont on Nov 12, 2013 - 2 answers

Scarring on lips?

Sometime last winter, I developed cracks at the corners of my lips (angular chelitis), which tends to happen to me during the colder months. It persisted for 3 months or so, healing and then re-cracking, until I went to the doctor and got a bit of steroid cream which helped clear it up for good. Now, however, I have a small amount of raised tissue at one of the corners of my lips, possibly scarring, which periodically gets inflamed if I open my mouth wide again. It's not terribly bothersome, but it's noticeable (at least to me) and I'd like it to go away or be minimized, if possible. Anyone have any suggestions for what to try? FWIW, it's been 3-4 weeks since my lips have fully healed.
posted by decoherence on Jun 25, 2013 - 6 answers

How do forensic reconstructors know what noses (and lips) looked like?

Noses come in many shapes and sizes. Skulls have no nose bones. Are forensic reconstructions of noses (and lips and ears for that matter) based on something we non-specialists are missing, or are the modelers just guessing? If not guessing, how do they do it?
posted by IndigoJones on May 3, 2013 - 9 answers

Why do my lips get all gross when I'm biking?

I get a gross sticky buildup on my lips whenever I ride my bike, similar to the buildup I get on my lips when I'm sick. I used to think it had something to do with not being hydrated enough, but I've since gotten a handle on what I need to stay hydrated and it still happens. Then I thought maybe keeping my mouth closed would help, but it doesn't. It happens year-round, on rides both long and short, and whether or not I'm wearing anything (like balms or glosses) on my lips. Why does it happen? Can I make it stop, or am I forever doomed to constantly wiping my mouth on my gloves or the inside of my collar?
posted by rhiannonstone on May 1, 2013 - 7 answers

Let there be lips!

Help me understand what my doctor is telling me about my bizarre new party trick, where my lips swell up to Kardashian proportions. Also, help me be a good patient and actually follow through on the prescribed course(s) of action. [more inside]
posted by jph on Nov 26, 2012 - 50 answers

Make-up tips for a makeup-phobic manager?

I have dark hazel (green/brown) eyes that look green up close, generic brownish from a distance. I also have lips. What do I do with them? [more inside]
posted by kythuen on Oct 30, 2012 - 29 answers

I have sensitive skin that dries out easily. Which types of soaps, washcloths, etc. should I use to help treat my skin better?

I have sensitive skin that dries out easily. Which types of soaps, washcloths, etc. should I use to help treat my skin better? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Nov 16, 2011 - 39 answers

My Mouth is on FIE-YAH!

Salt 'N Vinegar chips make my lips tingle to an almost unbearable degree. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Oct 28, 2011 - 15 answers

Transitive property

Sharing a fork on a coffee date. What's up with that? [more inside]
posted by tintexas on Aug 1, 2010 - 26 answers

Toddler gets blue lips when very active. Is this a problem?

Toddler gets blue lips when very active. Is this a problem? [more inside]
posted by Simon Barclay on Mar 27, 2010 - 18 answers

My lips have more than the usual number of cracks.

I can't get rid of these cracks in the corners of my mouth. I'm about to do as my grandfather threatened and rip my lips off. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 - 24 answers

What can I put on my lips to help them heal?

What can I put on my lips to help them heal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2009 - 27 answers

GrossFilter: Sometimes when I talk for long periods or get really mad, I get this buildup around my lips and eyes.. which I discover afterwards and feel embarrassed that all that time I had shit growing on my face.

GrossFilter: Sometimes when I talk for long periods or get really mad, I get this buildup around my lips and eyes.. which I discover afterwards and feel embarrassed that all that time I had shit growing on my face. [more inside]
posted by In Heaven on Jul 18, 2009 - 4 answers

What is the name for my speaking...style?

There is a characteristic to my speech in which my lips are often pursed tightly together when I speak. It's not a lisp, nor is it a tongue thrust. My wife says it's because I have a long tongue, so the opposite of a lisp. Anyone know if this even has a name? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Oct 28, 2008 - 2 answers

umm..lippity split?

Sorry this is kind of mundane, but I have a split lip, and it won't seem to heal. Advice? [more inside]
posted by Soulbee on Oct 7, 2008 - 9 answers

Mucus-y lips?

The last few days I've noticed that my lips, mainly the in-my-mouth part, have been feeling kind of numb after I brush my teeth, and they have like a sticky, mucus-y membrane on them all day, as well. Don't think I've ever had this before...any ideas on what this is and how to get rid of it?
posted by rbf1138 on Aug 19, 2008 - 11 answers

But I don't want trout lips..

I know you aren't my doctor, but why are my lips swelling up? [more inside]
posted by tomble on Aug 4, 2008 - 20 answers

With sunburned lips, you don't even need Botox...

My lips keep getting sunburned despite using SPF lip balm. How can I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Jul 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Lip balm with pramoxine?

Speaking of lip balm... Blistex has discontinued my favorite, their Pro Relief. It's gone from their website. The active ingredients are dimethicone 2% skin protectant, and pramoxine hydrochloride 1% external analgesic (great for chapped lips). I can't find any other chapsticks with pramoxine in it... it seems to be mostly in cold sore cream. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Jul 5, 2008 - 4 answers

What's the deal with these sores on my lips?

What's the deal with these sores on my lips? [more inside]
posted by anazgnos on Jun 19, 2008 - 15 answers

Why does orange pith make my lips tingle?

When I peel an orange or tangerine, I love to eat the pith off of the rind. When I do this, my lips always tingle for a while afterwards. What causes this? I've heard that orange piths have more vitamin C than the fruit itself, so is it the vitamin C causing the tingling?
posted by mahamandarava on Mar 6, 2008 - 15 answers

How can I tone down my red lips?

I'm a dude and have very red lips. How can I change this? [more inside]
posted by Jbgohlke on Dec 13, 2007 - 36 answers

How do I keep my lipstick on my lips?

How do I keep my lipstick on my lips and not on my wine glass, my fork or someone I'm kissing? Any tips and/or recommendations for long-wearing lipsticks would be great. Thanks!
posted by tangelo on Sep 25, 2007 - 16 answers

Best Lip Plumpers

What are the best lip "plumpers"? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Aug 3, 2007 - 15 answers

Oral HPV? If so, what do I do?

Help! What's the best resource for HPV in the St. Louis metro area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2007 - 8 answers

How do you keep teeth out of the way when giving a blow job?

Should you or shouldn't you cover your teeth with your lips when giving a blow job? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on May 26, 2006 - 15 answers

What are these bumps on the inside of my lips?

I have lots of little bumps of varying sizes on the inside of my lips. Maybe "lips" isn't the 100% correct term -- but they're scattered throughout the area between my lips (where lipstick goes) and my gums. Both top and bottom of my mouth. What are they? The larger ones appear whitish (they aren't raised bumps -- they're under my pink mouth flesh). Is it cancer? How long do I have, Doc? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2005 - 29 answers

Dry, wet lips?

Why is it that when I drink lots of water, my lips become (or at least feel) dryer?
posted by sd on Aug 20, 2005 - 4 answers

How can I heal my chapped lips?

My lips have been extremely chapped lately. [more inside]
posted by geeky on Jul 8, 2005 - 16 answers

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