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I have a white bump on lip. Please advise.

I have a white bump on lip. Please advise.

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Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At August 15, 2019
Reviewed AtSeptember 16, 2020

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have a white bump on lip. What has to be done?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. Kindly send a clear picture in good lighting.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

I have attached the pictures.


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Thanks for sharing the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like a milium (plural milia), which is a tiny keratin cyst, usually seen on the face around eyes, but can sometimes be seen on lips as well. I thought they can subside on their own and are completely harmless but it might take a few weeks to months. Definitive treatment is to remove them. Extirpation with a sterile needle or radio frequently cautery is all that usually require.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena
Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena


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