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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -