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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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Having trouble breathing while trying to get to sleep. Tongue swollen for some reason?

Having trouble breathing while trying to get to sleep. Tongue swollen for some reason?

See a physician: Tongue swelling can cause difficulty breathing while sleeping but also may represent an allergic reaction so see a physician & if recently started a new medication stop it. ...Read more

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Uvula touches tongue trouble swallowing lots of saliva breathing uncomfortable what could this be from?

Uvula touches tongue trouble swallowing lots of saliva breathing uncomfortable what could this be from?

Needs exam: It's normal for the uvula to touch the tongue, but if you are having trouble swallowing, you need an examination. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including strep throat and viral sore throat (pharyngitis), among other causes. ...Read more

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Just found out I have serious mold and have been inhaling it for 3 months. My tongue is yellow could this be from me breathing in the mold?

Just found out I have serious mold and have been inhaling it for 3 months. My tongue is yellow could this be from me breathing in the mold?

No: Yellow tongue is more likely related to dehydration, food stuff or in some cases smoking. Mold can cause health problems, but not all mold is the same and people have varying sensitivity. A good step is to evaluate the home for structural causes for mold growth and remove the problem (and the mold). ...Read more

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Can papillae become raised on tongue from blocked nose and breathing through your mouth?

Can papillae become raised on tongue from blocked nose and breathing through your mouth?

Dry mouth: If you are breathing through your mouth versus through your nose due to blockage, it is possible to inflame the papillae, causing them to be raised. ...Read more

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My 1yr old son has little white bumps on the tip of his tongue. Are these related to mouth breathing due to a stuffy nose?

My 1yr old son has little white bumps on the tip of his tongue. Are these related to mouth breathing due to a stuffy nose?

Could be virus: Could be a virus related to the stuffy nose. Sometimes they become blisters and can be quite painful to a baby.
The other consideration is thrush. Do you see any white plaques on the sides of the cheek? ...Read more

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Can a tongue just start to swell? For no reason, and with no allergies? I have a fear of this. Fear of not breathing because of tongue swelling.

Can a tongue just start to swell? For no reason, and with no allergies? I have a fear of this. Fear of not breathing because of tongue swelling.

Tongue swelling: If it makes you feel any better, you may still be able to breathe if your tongue is swollen, but you may not be able to talk well. Tongue swelling usually can happen with a hereditary condition, but you will have many members of your family who have swelling of their skin or face. ...Read more

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My tongue is white not sore Swab came back negative for thrush. Dr said most likely from mouth breathing at night. Could it be something serious?

My tongue is white not sore Swab came back negative for thrush. Dr said most likely from mouth breathing at night. Could it be something serious?

White coating: On the entire tongue, it’s likely due to inflamed papillae caused by a buildup of bacteria, debris, fungus, and dead cells. It may indicate an overloaded digestive system and according to traditional Chinese medicine may indicate an impaired immune system. ...Read more

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I've been having this weird feeling in my throat. I feel like my tongue is swelling up in the back and I'm have a hard time breathing. What is that?

I've been having this weird feeling in my throat. I feel like my tongue is swelling up in the back and I'm have a hard time breathing. What is that?

Hard to say...: ... But a swelling of the tongue and difficulty breathing can become life threatening very, very quickly. It could be an allergic reaction, could be something else. If you have difficulty breathing you should seek care in the closest er asap. ...Read more

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I'm sensitive to sodium, my tongue swells and I have trouble breathing. I feel dehydrated no matter how much water I drink. My CBC is normal. Advice?

I'm sensitive to sodium, my tongue swells and I have trouble breathing. I feel dehydrated no matter how much water I drink. My CBC is normal. Advice?

Evaluation: Any reaction that results in tongue swelling should be evaluated by an allergist. As sodium is an essential electrolyte, I have difficulty with the idea that sodium itself is causing this reaction. Please see an allergist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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28yr old female. Momentary pins & needles in hands on deep breathing. Constant dull ache/creeping feeling in lower left leg. Occasional tongue tingling?

28yr old female. Momentary pins & needles in hands on deep breathing. Constant dull ache/creeping feeling in lower left leg. Occasional tongue tingling?

Hyperventilating?: This could be due to hyperventilating - breathing deeply and quickly. Breathing in to a paper bag for a minute or so will help return carbon dioxide level to normal, and relieve the symptoms. Anxiety could lead to hyperventilating. If it is persistent, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. ...Read more

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I read that oral nystatin can make your tongue and mouth swell up, possibly breathing problems is this true?

I read that oral nystatin can make your tongue and mouth swell up, possibly breathing problems is this true?

Nystatin: You are describing an allergic/anaphylactic reaction to a particular medication. Nystatin as well as any other antifungal, antibiotic or other medications as well as certain foods, especially seafoods can cause this type of reaction. ...Read more

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Completely white painful tongue with spots, breathing difficulty, loss of appetite, frequent bowel and depressed?

Completely white painful tongue with spots, breathing difficulty, loss of appetite, frequent bowel and depressed?

Not sure all related: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, ; not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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Pls help, elderly gran 90yr old, develped loud snoring like breathing while awake, took drs said tongue frm bak of throat causing issue-pls help thx?

Pls help, elderly gran 90yr old, develped loud snoring like breathing while awake, took drs said tongue frm bak of throat causing issue-pls help thx?

Airway...: It sounds like there is a partial upper airway obstruction. Are there any other symptoms, like fever, nasal congestion, etc.? Depending on the cause, treatment may include placing an airway (like a tracheostomy tube). But, it also depends on how aggressive your elderly relative would want since procedures would also pose high risks of morbidity/mortality. Good luck! ...Read more

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I took 250mg of Azithromycin (3rd of 4 doses). My tongue, jaw & neck went thumb and breathing was hard for a min. Or 2 then cleared. Should I worry?

I took 250mg of Azithromycin (3rd of 4 doses). My tongue, jaw & neck went thumb and breathing was hard for a min. Or 2 then cleared. Should I worry?

Adverse reaction: Those symptoms are not commonly reported adverse reactions to azithromycin, but seem to be associated with the Rx. I don't know the reason for which you are taking the Rx, but I would suggest you call the prescribing physician and should not take additional doses of the Rx. ...Read more

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I am experiencing tongue problems (quality: enlarged, sore). The following also describe me: Snoring, Difficulty breathing, and Nasal congestion. What should I do?

I am experiencing tongue problems (quality: enlarged, sore). The following also describe me: Snoring, Difficulty breathing, and Nasal congestion. What should I do?

If you have: difficulty breathing because of enlarged tongue, you need medical attention immediately. It might be impending airway obstruction. Allergic response comes to mind. But whatever the cause, airway obstruction is a medical emergency. ...Read more

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I'm a dental hygienist. Moved 2 months ago and have repeatedly woken up with my tongue and extremities numb, labored breathing, and weird smell???

Anxiety and stress: Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. See your PCP for evaluation of the anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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My uncle recently began to have involuntary movements of the arms, legs, feet and mouth (like a breathing fish) with movements of tongue inside mouth?

My uncle recently began to have involuntary movements of the arms, legs, feet and mouth (like a breathing fish) with movements of tongue inside mouth?

Chorea: Chorea is dance like movement of the arms and trunk. Many movement disorders can be associated with this symptom. Certain medications can also cause these symptoms, especially the ones you are describing in the tongue, which may represent tardive dyskinesia. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop myself from breathing through my mouth at night?

See below: 1.If nasal congesion that needs to be treated.
2.If you have sleep apnea symptoms then needs to be evaluated.
3.Alteranate nostril breathing (anulom-villome) - yoga breathing excercise may help.
4. Neti pot or sinus rinse
5. Avoid cold/ice water drinks consider room temperature liquids, as it tendens to increase nasal congesion/mucus.
6. See doc if still problem. ...Read more

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Is mouth breathing dangerous?

Is mouth breathing dangerous?

No, but...: Mouth breathing isn't dangerous by itself, but it is abnormal and usually reflects a problem somewhere else in the airway. Nasal breathing is normal, and if you can't breathe through your nose then something's wrong, perhaps a deviated nasal septum or enlarged turbinates, obstructing the nasal passages. Sleep apnea is also a concern. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure mouth breathing?

Is there a way to cure mouth breathing?

Yes: Typically mouth breathing is a result of nasal obstruction. This could be from a deviated septum, enlarged or hypertrophic turbinates, concha bullosa, or nasal polyps. This should be evaluated for potency. If there are any one of these conditions they should be corrected. You should have a consult with a surgeon who can evaluate and manage these conditions. ...Read more

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Why is mouth-breathing considered "bad"?

Why is mouth-breathing considered "bad"?

See below: It's not necessarily bad, but it can be a sign of obstructed airways in the nose, obstructing tonsils or adenoids or other serious health issues. It can also lead to dry mouth, gum disease and decay. If you have issues with snoring or stopping breathing while sleeping, you may have sleep apnea that could be due to obstruction and mouth breathing would be one sign. ...Read more

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Is mouth breathing hazardous to your health?

Is mouth breathing hazardous to your health?

Yes: No protection from organisms and dust is offered by the nasal passage and the pharyngeal regions. Sinuses also help in ventilation process as well as adjusting the temp of the breathed 'hot' or 'cold' air.. ...Read more

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What are any harmful effects of mouth breathing?

What are any harmful effects of mouth breathing?

Several effects: Mouth breathing can produce significant dryness of the mouth. Some of the manifesrations of an extremely dry mouth may include increased risk of decay, altered taste and increased risk of irritation of the mucosal tissues. ...Read more

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How do you stop mouth breathing?

How do you stop mouth breathing?

Many options: Mouth breathing treatment options are numerous. Depending on the current clinical picture and symptoms, the effective treatment for mouth breathing includes immediate respiratory techniques and long-term breathing exercises and lifestyle changes in order to retrain the automatic breathing pattern. ...Read more

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I am worried about mouth breathing?

I am worried about mouth breathing?

Mouth breathing: Chronic mouth breathing can not only affect your quality of life, but also your life causing major health problems. Mouth breathing is caused by a number of factors, including chronic allergies, sinus trouble, or enlarged tonsils and bad habit. It is a common condition, but often overlooked and ignored. ...Read more

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How can I treat my mouth breathing?

How can I treat my mouth breathing?

Humidifier: Mouth breathing can occur mainly due to obstruction in the nasal passages which can be due to structural obstructions, inflammation as well as dry air. The simplest solution is to try a humidifier at night.

If you have any symptoms, like headache, snoring, gasping, or sinusitis, contact your ENT physician. Mouth breathing by itself is not a disorder which has to be treated. Hope this help! ...Read more

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What can be the cause of mouth breathing?

Many possibilities: Some common causes of mouth breathing are:
allergies, enlarged tonsils and adenoids, blockage of the sinuses or nose from polyps, a deviated septum, congestion from an infection and sleep apnea.
There are certainly other possibilities that can only be determined by a proper examination. ...Read more

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Can there be problems with mouth breathing?

Can there be problems with mouth breathing?

Mouth breathing: Chronic mouth breathing can not only affect your quality of life, but also your life causing major health problems. Mouth breathing is caused by a number of factors, including chronic allergies, sinus trouble, or enlarged tonsils and bad habit. It is a common condition, but often overlooked and ignored. ...Read more

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Can there be problems linked to mouth breathing?

Can there be problems linked to mouth breathing?

Mouth breathing: Will promote a greater chance of dental caries (decay) and periodontal disease. Speak to your physician regarding causes (habitual, anatomic, obstructive). See your dentist more often for exams and advice. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to stop mouth breathing at night?

ENT evaluation: You may have blockage of nasal breathing. See an ENT doc to assess. You may need surgical modification of your nasal passages. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are there problems with mouth breathing?

Can you tell me, are there problems with mouth breathing?

Mouth breathing: Among other things, mouth breathing usually results in dryness of the mouth and especially in the front upper and lower gums where they become red, puffy, inflamed and may even bleed. See your general dentist or a periodontist for a periodontal evaluation and some suggestions of how to cope with this depending upon the condition of your gums. A dry mouth also increases the chances of dental decay. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mouth breathing?

What is the definition or description of: Mouth breathing?

Like you said.: Mouth breathing is breathing through the mouth, as opposed to breathing through your nose. Nose breathing is healthier for many reasons including (but not limited to) tooth decay, gum disease, malocclusion, sleep disorder, and overall health. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more