Lip problems

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Mamboman, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. tobylou8

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    Look in the backbore of your mpc.. If you don't clean it frequently, "stuff" will grow in there.
     
  2. gmonady

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    Sterilization unlikely affects the occurrence of pimples. The organisms growing in pimples are staph or anaerobic bacteria. The organisms growing on brass parts are atypical mycobacterium and fungus; not the "stuff" that pimples are made of (assuming the OP HAS a pimple). The idea of sterilizing brass is sound if there is a chronic cough associated with using the instrument, which in this case, a soak in 91% isopropyl alcohol on a monthly basis has been clinically proven and is reported in the British Medical Journal to keep these organisms at bay.
     
  3. Steve Hollahan

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    If it is a classic pimple, opening after soaking w/ hot water and soap is probably OK. If they are water bumps, don't. My doctor gave me a cream after I set off a major herpes outbreak. Consult a doctor if it is spreading.
    As for shaving, I haven't shaved my lip for 35+ years.
     
  4. gmonady

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    Sound medical advice I once heard by a gifted surgeon on bedside rounds: Puss and Piss must out! If it's not Puss or Piss... NO OUT! My text in dermatology gives very specific detail as to opening up a comedone (pimple) and warm soap and water is NOT in that procedure, so I would advise against this.

    Another saying at bedside by same said surgeon was: Sleep when you can sleep, eat when you can eat, and don't f*** around with the pancreas.
     
  5. MTROSTER

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    "Zits" are not a matter of cleanliness so washing will neither prevent of help them once they are there. Have your family doc prescibe Clindoxyl cream and use it once or twice a day and that will help prevent them.
    Dr. Mike
     
  6. Pete Anderson

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    Good to know.

    From wikipedia:

    I'm not going to wait until I develop a chronic cough to sterilize!
     
  7. tobylou8

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    Don't eat chocolate ( my grandmother always said this).:-)
     
  8. gmonady

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    Where's your grandmother live... I'm headin' by her house and scarfing up all her chocolate! I AM such a humanitarian.
     
  9. gmonady

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    I am with you on that one... Totally with you. I have a bottle sitting under the sink waiting for my next cleaning!
     
  10. brad361

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    I don't have an idea for preventing pimples, but just playing on one (on the lip) can create real problems. As a college freshman (about a million years ago), I had one on my top lip just when school had started. Between auditions and weekend gigs, I just played on it. Consequently, it never healed, instead it just constantly broke open. A professor recommended Campho Phenique, which FINALLY took care of the problem. But to this day, I have a small scar where it was (that luckily does not affect my playing).
    I guess my point is, it can become a chronic problem if you don't give it a chance to clear up and heal.

    Brad361
     

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