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Doctor insights on: Can You Contract Mouth Cancer From A Lip Piercing

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of lip /mouth cancer?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of lip /mouth cancer?

Mouth cancer: Symptoms include any changes in your mouth or on your lips that do not heal or resolve in 7-10 days. However, many mouth cancers do not have any symptoms. For this reason you should have a thorough dental examination every 6 months, especially if you smoke, chew, drink alcohol, or engage in oral sex. ...Read more

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Can a lip piercing related infection spread throughout the mouth?

Can a lip piercing related infection spread throughout the mouth?

Lip infection: The lip is a part of the mouth. Depending on where your lip piercing infection was located, the infection could spread to adjacent tissues including your mouth or even the neck. If you have infection throughout your mouth, this could be serious and should be evaluated without delay. ...Read more

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What can I use to clean the inside of my lip piercing if i don't have any mouth wash?

What can I use to clean the inside of my lip piercing if i don't have any mouth wash?

Get to a : Drug store and get some hydrogen peroxide and mix it 50/50 with water. Do yourself a favor and consider losing the piercing. It will only lead to gum and teeth problems you haven't even begun to envision. Not a lecture, just a friendly professional opinion. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a 24 year old get mouth cancer?

Can a 24 year old get mouth cancer?

Yes: Orally cancer has been primarily a disease of older men who smoke and drink alcohol , however this has changed in the last few years. Now oral cancers are seen in young er people. This is because of the increase in hpv. Some strains are known to cause cancers. Your doctor can test for hpv., especially in women. ...Read more

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Any remedies for mouth cancer I can try at home?

Any remedies for mouth cancer I can try at home?

No: There are no effective home remidies for mouth cancer. This requires surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for the best outcomes. ...Read more

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What do you get as early symptoms of mouth cancer?

What do you get as early symptoms of mouth cancer?

Unfortunately, None: Like most dangerous diseases and conditions, there are no symptoms in the early stages. However, there can be some characteristic visual changes, but they're often hard for people to see, since they're in the mouth or throat. Any sore that doesn't go away in a couple of weeks needs to be examined. Any area that changes color, itches, bleeds, or becomes raised and/or rough needs to be seen too. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of mouth cancer you can watch for?

What are early symptoms of mouth cancer you can watch for?

Varies: Oral cancer can present itself in various ways. This makes it very important to have it checked by a professional if you see anything suspicious. Some common presentations are: white patches red patches mixed red and white patches a persistent sore that won't heal unexplained bleeding difficulty or pain when swallowing loose teeth difficulty wearing dentures lump in the neck ear pain hoarseness. ...Read more

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Can mouthwashes containing peroxide cause mouth cancer?

Doubtful: The most common problem with the chronic use of peroxide is developing a yeast or fungal infection. This is due to the fact that the normal bacterial flora in the mouth has been disrupted and you get an overgrowth. ...Read more

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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


Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more