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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Uvula function: The specific function(s) of the uvula are not known for certain. It is thought that the uvula helps with effective swallowing, contributes to the star ... Read More
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Dr. Jon Molinare
31 years experience Dentistry
Uvula function: The uvula is part of the soft palate and helps to seal the maxillary sinus during swallowing. If you traumatized it it can be painful and give the fe ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
No: Ceramic crowns do not scratch the mouth. However if they are adjusted they must be carefully repolished to be smooth.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Definitely, no: The porcelain crown can be sculpted to closely replicate the look and feel of natural tooth enamel.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Seborrhoeic dermatit: Seborrhoeic dermatitis which presents the way you are describing. Anti fungal and cortisone cream can treat.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well: That requires an exam suggest do photographs and HealthTap visit for diagnosis and treatment can't really figure it out by text message
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: No two people heal at the same rate, but 2 months is inordinately long. Please see your Dentist for an examination to determine why you are getting m ... Read More
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
There are guidelines: even the feral cats in my neighborhood have all had their rabies vaccines, but generally the main question is for the cat OWNER. If there isn't one, y ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: It's hard to diagnose skin problems without seeing them. Best bet to play safe is to consult with your family physician.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely a problem: The lack of any bite/scratch makes this less of an issue. Human saliva has properties that suppress bacteria. Viral transfer is possible but unlikely ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
10 years experience General Practice
Mouth sore: Typically these are cold sores (hpv virus, contagious), canker sores (pale or yellow ulcer with a red outer ring, non-contagious), irritation, or othe ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Just clean and watch: Dog bites can become infected. Make sure you clean the scratch well and watch it for signs and symptoms of infection. Those are swelling, heat, rednes ... Read More
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