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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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Does a bad taste or smell in my mouth mean infection?

Does a bad taste or smell in my mouth mean infection?

Way too many reasons: A bad tasteor smell could mean an infection. But it could also mean that you aren't brushing and flossing enough. Also, the bad taste could be coming from your stomach and the foods you eat.
Try a thorough cleaning of your mouth, go to a dentist and make sure all is ok... And try watching what you eat for a few days. Oh yeah and cleaning.... Brush your tongue too. ...Read more

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Had a cold last week. Nothing taste right. Foul smell in nose and bad taste lingering in mouth. What could this be? Even prepared and milk taste bad

Infection: You may have a bacterail infection, possibly a sinus infection with some of your symptoms. See a dr. To get clinically evaluated and then the proper treatment would follow. Good luck. ...Read more

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Teeth 18 and 19 extracted 30 hours ago...today mouth and gauze smell awful but no bad taste....dry socket?

Teeth 18 and 19 extracted 30 hours ago...today mouth and gauze smell awful but no bad taste....dry socket?

Keep yr mouth clean: It is important to resume your normal dental hygiene after 24 hours. This should include brushing and flossing your teeth at least once a day. It is imperative to keep your mouth clean, since an accumulation of plaque, food, or debris may promote infection. If you think something is not normal, or youÂ’re having difficulties with bleeding, call your dentist. ...Read more

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White on tongue that doesn't brush off, bad taste in mouth, dry lips. Also, smell an unusual smell. What could this be?

White on tongue that doesn't brush off, bad taste in mouth, dry lips. Also, smell an unusual smell. What could this be?

Candidiasis possibly: Candidiasis is a fungal infection that can occur on the tongue ad/or other areas in the mouth. In infants, it is often called thrush. It leaves a white coating that can be scrapped off. The tissue under the coating is sore and bleeds easily. This condition must be treated with appropriate medication. Please see your dentist for an evaluation asap. ...Read more

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I have had a bad taste in my mouth and smell a gross scent. I am getting a mucus from my nose which is grey. I have alsohad a fever for two days. I do not smoke. What could it be?

I have had a bad taste in my mouth and smell a gross scent. I am getting a mucus from my nose which is grey. I have alsohad a fever for two days. I do not smoke. What could it be?

Possible sinusitis : Sounds like you may be developing acute sinusitis. The fever, bad smell, bad taste all suggest this. It could be a viral infection if <7 days duration, but if >10 days, I would favor a bacterial infection. You should see md. ...Read more

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I have bad breath, when I swallow, I taste blood, and mucus, which leaves a gross taste and smell in my mouth.

I have bad breath, when I swallow, I taste blood, and mucus, which leaves a gross taste and smell in my mouth.

Post nasal drainage?: These symptoms of tasting blood and mucus when swallowing and bad breath can be caused by a viral infection of the throat (pharyngitis). They can also be caused by post-nasal drainage (PND). PND can be caused by allergies or an infection. Try OTC allergy meds like a steroid nose spray and an oral antihistamine. If not helping, see doc. ...Read more

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I have bad breath, when I swallow, I taste blood, and mucus, which leaves a gross taste and smell in my mouth. Its an everyday thing too.

I have bad breath, when I swallow, I taste blood, and mucus, which leaves a gross taste and smell in my mouth. Its an everyday thing too.

Bad breath: Bleeding, foul odor, excess mucus may be interrelated. To eliminate your symptoms you need a Dentist to help you find the cause, or causes, and select the appropriate treatment. If gums infected may need Periodontist. If sinus/throat infected may need ENT. But start w Dentist, and start now, before problem gets out of hand. ...Read more

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What causes the salty taste at the back of my throat and at times I get very bad smell coming from the saliva that comes out of my mouth?

What causes the salty taste at the back of my throat and at times I get very bad smell coming from the saliva that comes out of my mouth?

Sinus: It appears you may have a sinus infection. These symptoms can occur from infected sinus drainage. Please go see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a metallic taste, dry mouth, raised bumps, back of tongue is white, and extremely bad breath that I can't smell. But offends others.

I am experiencing a metallic taste, dry mouth, raised bumps, back of tongue is white, and extremely bad breath that I can't smell. But offends others.

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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TWO WEEKS AGO I WAS FEELING DIZZY WITH A BAD TASTE IN MY MOUTH AND EVERYTHING SMELLS AND TASTES BAD ALONG WITH NUMBNESS IN MY THROAT AND EXTREMITIES?

TWO WEEKS AGO I WAS FEELING DIZZY WITH A BAD TASTE IN MY MOUTH AND EVERYTHING SMELLS AND TASTES BAD ALONG WITH NUMBNESS IN MY THROAT AND EXTREMITIES?

Anxiety see a PCP: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include chest pains, "air in my mouth", dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause your tongue to smell bad and taste funny?

Can post nasal drip cause your tongue to smell bad and taste funny?

No: If your tongue is swelling and interfering with breathing, get to your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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3rd day after wisdom tooth extraction bad smell & taste from the place stitches are, mostly the side. Also, lightly brown saliva. Should I be alarmed?

3rd day after wisdom tooth extraction bad smell & taste from the place stitches are, mostly the side. Also, lightly brown saliva. Should I be alarmed?

Normal: Normal. Clot breaking down. No trouble unless increases pain. If pain increased see oral surgeon for possible dry socket. ...Read more

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20days cough, bad smell from nose, bitter taste mucus from throat. Night @11p. M to 6a. M again 10a. M. Now no-cough, no head ache. What is the problem?

20days cough, bad smell from nose, bitter taste mucus from throat. Night @11p. M to 6a. M again 10a. M. Now no-cough, no head ache. What is the problem?

Possibly...: This may be a case of a sinus infection, possibly due to a bacterial infection. You need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment because you may need antibiotic therapy. You also need to quit smoking and your doctor can help you with this as well. ...Read more

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Why my mouth smells bad?

Why my mouth smells bad?

Various reasons: Bad breath or halitosis can be caused by stomach issues, sinus infectionsqq, gum disease, or bacterial accumulations on the back of the tongue. A visit to your dentist is a good place to start. ...Read more

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How to eradicate mouth bad smell?

How to eradicate mouth bad smell?

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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Constant metal taste in mouth and loss of smell?

Constant metal taste in mouth and loss of smell?

Smoking?: Most common is chronic damage to nerves of the nose and tongue from toxic exposure. Your complaints are very common for smokers or those who use asthma inhalers too much. Heavy metal toxicity can cause these symptoms. Lead, mercury and arsenic exposure can cause this. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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I have constant bad smell in mouth. Why is it so?

I have constant bad smell in mouth. Why is it so?

Esophageal diverticu: You may have an esophageal diverticuli. Some times food get trapped in this an it smells. Make sure you are brushing your teeth and use mouth wash. If this does not solve it then see a doctor to rule out a diverticulum. ...Read more

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BO smells like onion? Mouth taste of onion, what causes this?

BO smells like onion? Mouth taste of onion, what causes this?

Body smell: Body smell is unique to an individual.
Varies in health ans in disease. Such as in Keto-Acidosis, after heavy smoking, alcohol intake, etc.
Body odor does not come from sweat itself because sweat is odorless. Your body produces two types of sweat: the eccrine sweat and apocrine sweat. The eccrine sweat represents a clear sweat, consisting mostly of water that does not smell and plays an important role in regulating our body temperature. The apocrine sweat that is produced by the glands is thicker and is located mainly near hair follicles, on the groin area, in the armpits and on the scalp. When bacteria contacts with apocrine sweat on the surface of the skin, the release of chemicals produces your body odor.
Women A curious study conducted by researchers at Firmenich, a company in Geneva revealed that women's body odor contained high levels of sulphur compound, which together with bacteria, feeding on sweat, produces chemical compound thiol that has a smell of onion. According to their findings, men's sweat was found to contain high levels of fatty acid, which when mixed with bacteria from the underarm, produces the smell, resembling cheese. ...Read more

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Why my mouth's smell is always bad? This problem bother me all the time in day and night.

Brush tongue: Be sure to brush your tongue and or purchase a tongue scraper from any pharmacy. Get teeth cleaned every 6 months or even every 4 months if you can afford it. ...Read more

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My mouth smells bad. Please give me tips. As soon as I eat sumthng its fine bt othetwise it smells a lot if I don't eat.

Gum disease: The Commonest cause of bad mouth smell is gum and dental problem like gingivitis, or odor causing bacteria on your tongue. Your dentistcan check you for both these conditions
other causes are enlarged adenoids, chronic sinusitis, infection in oral cavity. ...Read more

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My husband has a bad mouth smell what he can do to finish it?

My husband has a bad mouth smell what he can do to finish it?

Gingivitis: Besides seeing a dental expert, I would be interested to know how his gum health is. If he is not flossing and/ or if he is not brushing his tongue.... He may make great improvement if he starts.

Tongue scrapers or brushing the tongue and then religiously flossing to get better gum health is a place to start. ...Read more

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How I eradicate the smell in my mouth the bad smell using toothpaste is helpful of what?

Bad breath: Usually caused by suffer producing bacteria. Can be symptomatic of gum disease, infected tonsils/adenoids, systemic disease, acid reflux, infected teeth, compromised oral hygiene, etc. Toothpaste/mouthwash will only mask odor for a few minutes, not eradicate the cause. See your Dentist for help identifying the cause of your problem and the best treatments. ...Read more

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How to treat bad mouth smell, it comes bad the stomach?

How to treat bad mouth smell, it comes bad the stomach?

Oral hygeine: A combination of good oral hygiene (i.e. Flossing, brushing both teeth and tongue and using some form of oral rinse) along with dietary modification (avoiding things that promote acid reflux, such as peppermint, chocolate and alcohol) can help reduce halitosis (bad breath). And if you smoke, stop! ...Read more