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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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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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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'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?

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

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