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Lip Bite

Some people bite their lips to relieve stress or as a way to deal with nervousness. A minor bitten lip is treated at home. Rinse the area with cold water and apply pressure with clean gauze to help control bleeding. A person can suck an ice cube to control bleeding. In severe cases, it is good to consult a doctor.

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I am unable to concentrate on my studies nowadays. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I was excellent at studies. But, now, I am not able to concentrate on books. I feel like I have lost the power of memory. I do not remember even very small things. I have developed some bad habits like chewing papers, the inner side of lips, inner side of cheeks, etc. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The habits like chewing papers, the inner side of lips or cheeks, etc., could be occurring due to some underlying anxiety. Behavioral modification can prove helpful to reduce these restrictive behaviors. Try to distract yourself whenever you are engaged in such habits...  Read Full »

I have had a recurring canker sore for three weeks, and it becomes irritated and swollen whenever it comes into contact with something. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a canker sore that has been there for over three weeks. It gets irritated and swollen when I accidentally bite it or if something comes in contact with it, and it has seemed to be almost gone several times but keeps coming back. When not irritated, it turns white and shrinks. Som...  Read Full »

Dr. Shamaz Mohamed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have seen the picture (attachments removed to protect patient’s identity) you sent me. First of all, it is called a mucocele and not a canker sore. It is caused by the habit of lip biting or trauma from your front teeth, which inflames ...  Read Full »

My 9-year-old son is getting recurring white itchy bumps on the inside of his lower lip. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My 9-year-old son has gotten a large white bump on the inside of his bottom lip that he is complaining is very itchy. No pain; it is just itchy. It happens every couple of months. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per the information provided and looking at the picture (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), there is a solitary rough area on the inner side of the lower lip. You also mentioned that it recurs every couple of months. Before jumping to a conclusio...  Read Full »

How to resolve the infection present on my lips?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an infection on my lips. I honestly do not know what it is. Two weeks ago, I got tests for syphilis and chlamydia, which were negative. Since then, I have had a sore on my lip. But I notice that when I saw this sore with a flashlight, my lip there was yellow. There is no pain. I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is not an infection. This is an ulcer formed probably due to irritation and excoriation due to repeated licking. Your whole lower lip is erythematous, which indicates your lip is g...  Read Full »

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