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Friday, May 6, 2016
Is Lip Discoloration Normal?
Several years ago my lower lip started changing colors. First it felt irritated, then it started peeling, and now it's a discolored pink with black spots. I`m a African American Female and wonder if there is a cure for this?
It would be difficult to say exactly what is going on without doing an examination; however, variations in pigmentation (both increased and decreased pigmentation) can occur in persons of color. Ideally, you should make an appointment to see an oral pathologist for evaluation.
Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD
Professor Emeritus of Oral Pathology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University