What Causes White Nodules On The Baby’s Lips?

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Hello doctor. I want to ask, I see a white nodule on my child’s lower lip. My child is 8 months old, and doesn’t drink breast milk because my wife’s Asi is dry.

1 Answer:

Hi Afry,


Thank you for the question.

The appearance of white spots on the baby's lower lip may be caused by:

The remaining lumpy milk

Lip infections, for example due to fungi, viruses, or bacteria
Inflammation of the lips due to other causes, such as irritation, allergies, drug eruption, seborrheic dermatitis, burns, bitten by insects
Other medical conditions, such as malnutrition, hand foot and mouth disease, measles, autoimmune disorders, benign or malignant tumors, etc.

Need to be clarified, how exactly is the size of the nodules? Does your baby look in pain or uncomfortable because of it? Does your baby also experience other complaints, such as fever, difficulty suckling, difficulty eating, vomiting, and so on? How long has the nodule appeared?


If your child's complaint lasts for 1-3 days without any other disturbing complaints, you can first make the following efforts to improve his condition:

Diligently clean the baby's oral cavity, including the lips, tongue, teeth, and gums, using sterile gauze moistened with warm, clean water. Perform this action every time the baby is suckling, after eating, and before going to sleep.
As much as possible, help your wife to be able to re-breastfeed her baby with breast milk, such as by bringing it to the nearest lactation clinic for relactation

Give your baby plenty of water and a variety of foods that have a balanced nutritional value
In between meals, give the baby a variety of fruits rich in vitamin C and zinc
Do not allow the baby's oral cavity to enter dangerous foreign objects
Do not carelessly give drugs, ointments, or any substance to the baby's lips without doctor's advice

However, if within 3 days you find your baby's condition actually worsening, or other complaints appear more severe as mentioned above, it is better to check with him directly to the doctor or pediatrician for further treatment.


I hope this helps.

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