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Anatomy Under The Tongue
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
Bumps under tongue:
It all depends on what they are. They may be mucoceles, which are clear, fluid filled sacs that usually heal on their own. Or they may be canker sores or oral cancer.
If they have been there longer than 10 days, or if they are painful, you should have them examined by a dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
Reasons: There are many reasons for clear fluid-containings lesions in the mouth, almost all of them perfectly benign, just annoying. Why don't your ask your Dentist to take a look, provide you with peace of mind, and advise you as to any treatment that may be necessary other than Tincture of Time. ...Read more
Pain under the tongue and left side, and also pain under the deep of the tounge. What is the reason for this?
Salvary/ muscle: Without the benefit of an exam or xrays it is impossible to diagnose your problem. I would advise you to see an oral surgeon and be prepared to answer some question. Do you have the pain only while running. Do you have a similar pain when getting ready to eat. Do you clench your jaw while running. Do you wear a mouthguard. You need to determine if your problem is glandular or muscular in nature. ...Read more
Often they do: The debate on allergy drops is still out. Some studies show they work, others show they are not that beneficial. They are often used by naturopaths. Mainstream medicine has yet to accept them for widespread use in allegic patients. ...Read more
Sublingual allergy: Yes - this technology is available in many areas. Call around and check with allergy and ENT doctors in your area. ...Read more
Bump under tongue: I'm not convinced the "bump" is from zinc lozenges. Some bumps are normal anatomy and others aren't. The only way to know for sure is to have a dentist take a loot at it. Regardless, any bumps or unusual lesions that last more than two weeks should be looked at by a dentist! ...Read more
Initial treatment: Would involve clinical assessment and possible biopsy, either excisional or incisional, for oral pathology experts to study and diagnose. If u have a lesion, don't delay! (lsu dental school has an excellent oral pathology dept. See dr jim weir or one of his coworkers). ...Read more
Floor of mouth: The most prominent structure in the floor of the mouth is the openings to the ducts for the submandibular glands. Sometimes the saliva glands can get infected or obstructed with a stone and swell. This is most common with dehydration. If painful or there is a lump there see an ent. If slightly swollen could try increased fluid intake and sucking on hard candy. ...Read more
Salivary Gland: A translucent watery blister under the tongue is most likely a mucous retention cyst, mucocele, or ranula which occurs when the duct of a salivary gland becomes occluded. The gland continues to produce saliva and cannot empty into the mouth, resulting in a ballooning effect of the duct or gland depending on the location of the blockage. ...Read more
No: Propecia (finasteride) is rapidly absorbed through the skin so it has a coating to prevent accidental exposure to women. It works better if taken regularly by swallowing at about the same time every day without missing any days. Sub lingual (under the tongue) does not improve its effects and may be harmful. Take it as prescribed. ...Read more
Tongue spasms: Often gets better on its own and goes away. However, the cramp is not a disease, it is actually a symptom of another problem or condition. See your dentist or PCP for consultation. ...Read more
Maybe this is normal: Color of your oral tissues comes from the blood supply underneath the skin. The thickness of the tissue and the size of the blood vessels varies to the degree of redness or pink also varies. Also some skin in the mouth has a substance called keratin on it which is a waxy white material that makes the tissues appear more pink or white. ...Read more
I am experiencing discomfort in my inner cheeks and under the tongue, especially when eating. I have bumps and swelling in these regions.?
Salivary gland issue: Your symptoms and their timing with eating seem to indicate a salivary gland problem. The locations you describe are where they are located, they function more when you are eating and if not allowed to secrete they would swell and be sore. The bumps could be the duct openings which could be irritated. See an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more
Is there a better way to take Suboxone strips? (prescribed) under the tongue is not working. (detoxing from methadone 30mg) (been on sub for 3days)
? Percipitated w/d:
Please see http://www.Suboxone.Com/patients/about_suboxone/how_to_take_suboxone_film. Aspx
more likely related to precipitated withdrawal by combining a long acting mu receptor agonist (methadone) with a long-acting mu-receptor agonist/antagonist (bprenorphine). Discuss transition options with your doctor or see an addiction specialist for help. The hard part is almost over. Hang in there. ...Read more
Why aren't all benzodiazepines prescribed to be taken under the tongue like Ativan (lorazepam) is prescribed?
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What causes swelling on the gum and under the tongue? Was diagonised with Herpes Type 1.Please reply me.
Exam needed to DX: There are many possibilities--need exam to give DX ...Read more
Swelling under the tongue its hardish when I push on it. Sometimes it seems to get a burn/tingle feeling. Anything I could do?
Many conditions: Cause swelling under the tongue. It could be related to obstruction of the salivary glands, a tumor, a dental infection. Infections tend to have pain. If you are having trouble swallowing see a physician or oral surgeon right away. If not, still a good idea to be examined by the doctor. ...Read more
Why is my sublingual glands on the left under the tongue swollen but no pain? Secondly have painless swellings inside the cheeks swollen?
23 weeks past HIV exposure. Negative rapid and duo combo tests. But have white tongue and sores under the tongue. What may be the cause and conclusive?
Skin looking flabs underneath my tongue that look like triangular skin tags, on the lines that run parallel to each other under the tongue. What is it?
You can't: Some salivary stone are a hard calcified ball or can be a soft plug. They both will limit the passage of saliva thru the duct under the tongue causing distention, pain, and limited movement. They sometimes pass thru the opening but often need to be surgically removed by oral surgeon. Trying to manipulate it can cause self injury. Seek help. ...Read more