Bump on lips is an embarrassing condition as it has negative impact as far as external appearance is concerned. It is an extremely uncomfortable condition. Bump is caused due to simple reasons or due to some serious underlying condition. Treatment will depend on the cause of the bump.
Bumps can appear in small patches on the upper lip or lower lip. Sometimes both lips are affected.
Causes Of Bumps On Lips
- Acne: Acne is one of the most common causes of bumps on lips. Hormonal changes during adolescence and pregnancy can cause bumps on lips.
- Bacterial infection: Using old lipsticks or cold creams can cause acute bacterial infection of lips leading to bumps on lips.
- Allergy: People who are allergic to lipsticks, lip balms, lip glosses or any other lip cream may develop a bump after applying such products. If you are not using these products, allergic reaction can be triggered after kissing the person who may be using these products to which you are allergic to. Allergy to mites, pollens also can cause bumps on the lips.
- Sunburn: Long exposure to sun rays and ultraviolet rays can trigger bumps on lips. Theses bumps are usually of the same color as that of your skin.
- Cold sores: This is a viral infection due to herpes simplex virus 1. This is also known as oral herpes. In oral herpes, oral blisters are seen on lips or inner surface of oral cavity. These blisters are fragile and break easily and discharge is drained. These blisters leave rough surface on healing. This roughness lasts for a long time.
- Cancer: Sore that is due to malignancy will not heal for a long period. Patches may be red or white in color. Gums, jaws and tongue can get affected. Smokers are at a high risk of developing this kind of cancer.
- Fordyce’s spots: These are white or red patches that appear along the border of the lips. These are non-contagious and harmless. They are one to three centimeters in diameter and papular in nature. These are sebaceous glands without ducts.
How To Get Rid Of Bumps On Lips?
Treatment and remedies for the bumps on lips are taken according to the underlying condition that has caused bumps.
- Acne is treated with antibiotics and local application of cream if necessary. Wash your face three to four times a day with mild soap.
- Eat healthy and balanced diet.
- Include vitamin C in your diet which improves your immunity.
- Avoid applying lipstick or lip balm if you are allergic to such products. Use natural lip products.
- Fordyce’s spots are treated with vaporizing laser therapy for cosmetic purpose.
- Dryness of lips can be treated by keeping yourself well hydrated.