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« on: Nov 16, 2003, 08:39AM »

hi all,
i notice that my lips becomes red after practice with pimples all around that don't go even the next morning... is there any tip for that inconvenience?
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« Reply #1 on: Nov 16, 2003, 09:27AM »

Could this be an allergic reaction to the brass in the mouthpiece?  Is the plating starting to wear away?
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« Reply #2 on: Nov 16, 2003, 06:16PM »

It could also be a reaction to the silver, in which case you may want to try a gold plated mpce. If not that, there are always the lucite rims and such.
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 18, 2003, 03:54PM »

I can understand that... sorta. I'd get blind pimples or cold sores or something, and they would HURT. I still get them... but they don't hurt so much anymore...

I agree with them about the mouthpiece, your skin could have an allergic reaction. I've had bracelets that have done the same thing to me, from sweating and stuff... and certain metals could give you a little blue/green ring on your lips. (although I'm not sure which ones...)

How are you playing into the mouthpiece? Are you pressing onto the mouthpiece when you play? This most likely wouldn't CAUSE the problem, but could possibly make it worse... I know it did for me...
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 18, 2003, 05:17PM »

when was the last time you cleaned your mouthpiece? if you can't answer that you probably want to  
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« Reply #5 on: Nov 19, 2003, 03:50AM »

hi guys ! i think the problem is from pressing too much onto the mounthpiece, coz when i began to "take it easy" my lips are much better, by the way i was cleaning the mouthpiece after every session coz i felt this could be also a reason
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« Reply #6 on: Nov 21, 2003, 12:20PM »

I played a four hour gig with a zit on my lip a while ago.  Two songs in I was in tears.  After a while I didn't feel pain anymore.  Not something I would recomend if you can avoid it though.
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« Reply #7 on: Nov 26, 2003, 03:43AM »

could just be acne. But after i play the simplist notes my lips get red but the redness goes away after 10-15 mins
check with a doc. on this u may be alergic to the brass.
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« Reply #8 on: Dec 23, 2003, 08:29AM »

ow! i know how that feels--i too, just recently had a pimple on the top of my upper lip, and we had a christmas concert to do, and you do the math--
  hurting pimple+concert=major ouch!.
Mine just went away, thank the heavens. and you're right, pushing the mouthpiece sometimes does that--i used to do the same thing, and it happened to me too.

o, and frank, im  s'posed  to clean my mouthpiece?????????????    good god, i wonder whats living in there!! but for some reason, i never get seamonkees.................
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« Reply #9 on: Dec 27, 2003, 06:40PM »

The speedy way I've found to make them go away is witch hazel astringent. Just slather it on and you cut the healing time in half. Also, there's a prescription medicine called Abreva that is good, too, but the astringent works in a pinch if you can't see a doctor. If you use it when you first notice you might be getting a zit, it'll only actually hurt for maybe a day, if that.
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« Reply #10 on: Feb 04, 2004, 11:13PM »

i had this junior once who was alergic to the trombone. the skin above the lips was like, red with "rashes", hope urs is not like that.  :)
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« Reply #11 on: Feb 22, 2004, 06:58AM »

i have that same problem but the red above goes away in wbout 2 or 3 minutes u probally alergic to the mouth piece if the rash isn't going away.
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