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What are some possible causes of pressure on the roof of the mouth and acidic taste in mouth?

What are some possible causes of pressure on the roof of the mouth and acidic taste in mouth?

Acid reflux: Pressure on roof of mouth? Hard to say. The acid taste may actually be acid reflux from the stomach - best to have that checked. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth on your cheeks and on the tip and sides of your tongue?

What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth on your cheeks and on the tip and sides of your tongue?

Canker sores: The cause of canker sores is not well understood. It often occurs during times of stress in areas that get irritated from toothbrush, food or sharp tooth. Make sure what you have are canker sores. See a dentist just to make sure if you get them often or they do not go away in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ulcers in the mouth and gums?

What are the symptoms of ulcers in the mouth and gums?

Discomfort: Ulcers in the mouth are usually caused by a virus and are different than stomach ulcers. They cause discomfort particularly when eating but go away on their own. ...Read more

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Can chewing the skin on the inside of your mouth and cheeks and smoking cause mouth cancer?

Can chewing the skin on the inside of your mouth and cheeks and smoking cause mouth cancer?

Cancer risks: Smoking and drinking alcohol are known to be oral cancer risks. In over 40 years of dental practice I have never seen cheek biting lead to cancer. Combining risks (smoking and cheek biting) together may increase the risk. Why take a chance with your life, stop smoking before it's too late. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a blister in the back of your mouth between the jaw and gum area?

What are the causes of a blister in the back of your mouth between the jaw and gum area?

Gum blister,: Aphthous ulcer, cold sore, ..Can appear anywhere in the mouth. Have your dentist prescribe you viroxyn to heal it faster. ...Read more

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Does chewing the skin on the inside of your mouth and cheeks and smoking cause mouth cancer?

Does chewing the skin on the inside of your mouth and cheeks and smoking cause mouth cancer?

Possibly.: Persistent cheek biting and especially smoking can cause white (leukoplakic) lesions in the area, that are predisposed to turning into cancerous lesions. It is important to break both habits soon. ...Read more

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What virus causes sores in the mouth and throat and burning in the chest?

What virus causes sores in the mouth and throat and burning in the chest?

Oral ulcers: I don't know of any viruses that cause all of these symptoms, but herpetic ulcers can be seen in the mouth and throat. It is possible that ulcers can also be seen the esophagus. Esophageal ulcers could cause some chest discomfort. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a yellow discoloration on the roof of your mouth and throat?

What causes a yellow discoloration on the roof of your mouth and throat?

Hard to say: Hard to say without more information. Recent, forever? If it concerns you, get evaluated by oral & maxillofacial surgeon ...Read more

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What is the cancer of nose and throat?

What is the cancer of nose and throat?

Two separate areas: You might mean "what is cancer of head and neck" nose and throat maybe grouped together due to the specialist that most commonly diagnoses the patient with head and neck cancer, otolaryngologist or ENT (ear nose throat doctor). ...Read more

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What causes the bitter taste at the back of your throat?

What causes the bitter taste at the back of your throat?

Several things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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A purpleish discolouration of the soft palate inside the top of the mouth behind the teeth. Some noticeable small mouth sores. What's your thoughts?

A purpleish discolouration of the soft palate inside the top of the mouth behind the teeth. Some noticeable small mouth sores. What's your thoughts?

Palate discoloration: This can be several things. It depends on where on your palate the discoloration is and their relation to the mouth sores. What color the mouth sores are, how large they are, what is the color, etc. It is best to get this examined while they are prominent and easily seen. ...Read more

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Hello, My sister has tonsillitis and the uvula is obstructed by the swelling the opening is also obstructed, the roof of her mouth and everywhere is?

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My sister has tonsillitis and the uvula is obstructed by the swelling the opening is also obstructed, the roof of her mouth and everywhere is?

Dr. to check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Difficulty talking, swallowing, or breathing can be an EMERGENCY. ...Read more

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What causes ulcers in the mouth and all the way through the digestive tract and on the vaginal area?

What causes ulcers in the mouth and all the way through the digestive tract and on the vaginal area?

Sjogren's is rare...: Usually small ulcers, or aphthous ulcers, are benign symptoms and are similar to canker sores. They can be caused by viruses, eating too many acidic or sugar-rich foods and candies. If the sores are also in vagina or in GI tract, you should be evaluated by a doctor. Any persistent sore in your mouth should be evaluated by dentist or physician! ...Read more

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What is the cause of numbness of the lips and nose?

What is the cause of numbness of the lips and nose?

See a neurologist: The sensory nerve supply to upper lip and nose comes from inferior orbital branch of maxillary nerve. Therefore a problem could be any where along its course. A neurologist can investigate the cause which may or may not be serious. ...Read more

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Can syphilis symptoms of the throat be a white coating on the tongue and a layer on white stuff at the back of the throat ?

Can syphilis symptoms of the throat be a white coating on the tongue and a layer on white stuff at the back of the throat ?

Not typical : Those are not typical symptoms one associates with syphilis. Syphilis and HIV testing can be done with a simple blood test at any doctor's office or public health clinic. White coating on the tongue is common in smokers and can be removed with a tooth brush or dental floss. ...Read more

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What's the outcome of mouth swelling?

Suffocation: Dr. Mutnick is right: tongue swelling may compromise breathing. When the tongue swells the whole shebang goes - not just the front. The posterior tongue extends into the throat. Tongue swelling can prevent air from entering and leaving the windpipe. Lip & cheek swelling is unsightly but typically resolves in a few hours. Tongue swelling is a medical emergency requiring immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What can cause spots at the back of the tongue and mouth?

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What can cause spots at the back of the tongue and mouth?

See a dentist: The spots on tongue can be a harmless coating on the mouth, but they can also be the sign of a more serious condition. Some conditions also may require further assessment, tests and your doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Do not delay. ...Read more

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What illness leads to sore bumps on the back of tongue and in throat?

What illness leads to sore bumps on the back of tongue and in throat?

Many things can: Get a rx for Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) from your dentist. This is a liquid that you can have soak (now swish) in you mouth to disable bacteria and assist in the healing of irritated and sore tissue. The nih results was that this solution will soak into the tissue and time release over the next 12 hours. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Anatomy (Definition)

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