Uneven Lip Color Due To The Ability To Wet The Lips And Suck Them.?
Doc …. my son is a boy .. he is 15 years old. He has a habit of wetting his lips and sucking on his own because he always wants to keep his lips wet. R nAs a result, the color of the lips is uneven, the upper part is black in the middle of the red and the lips become more doer. R nDoes my child’s lips return to normal r nDoes this need to be treated or how does the doc r nThank you
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The habit of licking and sucking the lips excessively can reduce the moisture on the lips so that the lips become dry. Dry lips will be more prone to irritation, sores, and infections. This condition is likely to make your child's lips partially red and swollen (doer). Gradually, the lips that are inflamed due to irritation, injury, or infection can become hyperpigmented so that the color will become darker than the surrounding lips ..
If there are no other complications, and if your child is able to break the bad habit, then in fact the condition he is experiencing right now is generally not dangerous. Complaints can often get better on their own without requiring special treatment. Therefore, you should advise your children not to continue this habit. If the desire to do this habit occurs again, immediately turn your attention to something else. In addition, do the following efforts to improve complaints:
Increase the moisture of the lips, namely by: Drinking 2 to 3 liters of plain water a day Applying honey or lip balm on the lips who are experiencing complaints (make sure you are not allergic to honey or the lip balm used) Avoid the habit of breathing through the mouth Avoid excessive use of cosmetics in the lip area Always clean your lips after using cosmetics and before bed Consume more fruits and vegetables Do not smoke Sleep regularly Brush your teeth diligently and rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash afterward Do not consume excessively foods that are prone to irritating lips, for example oily or spicy foods. it doesn't get better in 1 to 2 weeks, you should check your child directly to a doctor or a dermatologist so they can get further treatment.
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