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Dr. Christopher Rathfoot

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bristol, VA

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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

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English

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Rathfoot
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mouth Breathing : This often occurs when someone has nasal congestion and is mouth breathing during their sleep at night. We purse our lips which causes air to move around the sides of the tongue causing it to dry out. The throat may also become dry and painful.
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Dr. Christopher Rathfoot
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Acute tonsillitis : Tonsils are like sponges in the back of the throat. Just like sponges they have pockets where things can accumulate. Sometimes this is bacteria. The bleeding is caused by little infections pushing out debris like abscesses rupturing. It is important to check to see if it is a strep infection as this can effect your skin, heart and kidneys.
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Rathfoot
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Often nutrition: Darl discoloration of the tongue can be due to many things. The color is due to the swelling and drying of the very small buds (papillae) on the tongue. As they dry out, they change color. Tobacco use is a common cause as is anything that affects the saliva such as medications and vitamins.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rathfoot is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rathfoot is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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They are not my symtoms back of tongue burns feels dry at night sticks to roof of my mouth. Mainly at night also bitter taste. Had for 2year
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Thank you for your response. I will be meeting a dentist soon to get it checked.
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Thanks for your quick reply!
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