Lips are a part of our face that help our facial structure become more prominent and beautiful. Just like our eyes and hair, it must also well take care of, especially during winter. Why in winter, you ask? Because dryness on the skin causes one too many difficulties and bump on the lip are one of them.
Even though these small bumps are nothing to worry about too much, they aren’t something to neglect completely either. This is because if bumps on the lips don’t heal in a few days. They may be more than just bumps.
What is a bump on lip? Why it cause? How can it cure?
Bumps on the lips
Bumps on the lips can vary anywhere from small, unnoticeable dots to large, swollen blisters. They may blend in with your lips or be in a color easily visible to the naked eye.
After the size and color come the intensity of pain. You might not feel some bumps present on your lips while others cause unavoidable pain on the lips. But be careful about these minor things, as any abnormality in these indications may be a sign of cancer.
Causes of bumps on lips
Different causes form different bumps on lips which are further treated differently:
These spots form tiny bumps on the edges and corners of your lips as well as your cheeks. They form due to excessive amount of oil glands on the skin and is common among adults. If you experience Fordyce spots, cleanse your face to reduce the excess oil present on the skin with the help of your dermatologist.
This causes an injury or swelling to form mostly on your lower lip. It is formed by biting and sucking the lower lip (which people normally do) and can be blue in color. if it isn’t blue, it will be the same color as the rest of your lips and barely visible, but painful.
The best way to cure Mucocele is to apply soothing creams to the injury and avoid biting it too much.
Just like contact dermatitis caused in your scalp or other parts of your skin, allergic reactions form when a product that isn’t suitable for your body’s mechanism comes into contact with your skin. This may be due to makeup products, kinds of toothpaste, or food items that irritate your lip and cause bumps to form.
These usually heal with time, and people suffering from an allergic reaction advised to avoid using the products that caused the reactions.
Precautionary measures while having bumps on lips
If you are in the middle of curing the bumps on your lips, follow these precautions:
- Cleanse your skin to wipe off any dirt and dust
- Avoid touching the bump
- Use lotions and moisturizers on the bumps
- Take medication
- Visit a doctor
What happens if you leave a bump unattended?
If you leave a bump unattended and if it does not heal in a few days, it may be cancerous and must treated immediately. Believe it or not, there was a person who fell victim to a cancerous bump on her lip.
The story of Jennifer Tatum
Jennifer Tatum was a normal lady living her life when all of a sudden a bump appeared on her lip. She didn’t think anything of it at first, but when the bump enlarged over the course of two weeks, she rushed to her dermatologist who treated the bump by performing a shave biopsy on it. Jennifer was told to come back for a check-up after two weeks, but before those were over, the bump had reappeared and was enlarging at a weird pace.
The large bump bled every other night and soon she was rushed into surgery performed by Dr. Gregory Levitin who performed a series of observations prior to the surgery.
“When Jennifer came to see me, she had already undergone a minimally invasive procedure which often cures these types of minor vascular tumors. However, in this case, the recurrence was already worse than the initial disease, and we knew we had to act quickly,” Dr. Levitin explained, “Complicating matters, Mrs. Tatum was 27 weeks pregnant, making general anesthesia a non-option.”
However, Jennifer remained strong and put her entire faith and trust in Dr. Levitin.
“I was extremely nervous about having to undergo a surgical procedure during pregnancy,” recalls Jennifer. “However, I could not afford to wait any longer, as the tumor was growing by the day and bleeding every night. After meeting with Dr. Levitin, he assured me this could be done in a controlled setting under local anesthesia, and that both myself and my child would be fine.”
Fortunately, the surgery was a success because Jennifer had identified the problem in time and so, she was able to save her own life and her child’s.
“The result is simply amazing! I’ve had so many compliments from people who knew what I was going through. I was told to wait a month for it to fully heal, but after just a week it already looks normal, and the scar is perfect. Dr. Levitin is a gifted surgeon, and my husband and I couldn’t be more excited to have this behind us.” Said Jennifer.
Because Jennifer identified her bump as nothing ordinary in time, she was able to cure it. Take her advice and learn not to turn a blind eye to small indications over your body.