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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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What is the cause of food or liquid to come out of your nose while you are lying on your back and asleep?

What is the cause of food or liquid to come out of your nose while you are lying on your back and asleep?

REFLUX!: What you are describing is frank reflux. Doesnt get much worse than this. This can lead significant problems with your sinus, ears, throat, not to mention it can lead to aspiration of the stomach contents. You should be seen without delay and possibly have an egd to look for a hiatal hernia. In the meantime, sleep with your chest above your stomach (wedge pillow) and dont eat 2 hours before bed. ...Read more

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Can a canker sore near the back of the mouth or on the roof cause your ear on that side to hurt?

Can a canker sore near the back of the mouth or on the roof cause your ear on that side to hurt?

It might: Be a result ( the palatial ulcer) of an infection in or around the ear area, are you on meds.? , it can be a side effect of meds. , or due to bacterial imbalance from antibiotics for example , hope that help, see a doctor or preferably an ENT doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you get flesh eating disease in the mouth? The bottom of my tongue hurts on one side and I see dark veins

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Can you get flesh eating disease in the mouth? The bottom of my tongue hurts on one side and I see dark veins

Here is ...: The odd to develop infection in the tongue as flesh-eating disease, that is, necrotizing fasciitis or NF, is very unlikely since it is highly vascular, at least, I have never heard it in my 47-yr study in medicine. Clinically, NF is serious fulminating, and yours is not even close to it is supposed to be. More? To How to Handle Sickness in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish.... ...Read more

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Hello... Can you get shingles in side you instead of on the outside of your skin?

Hello... Can you get shingles in side you instead of on the outside of your skin?

Yes and no: It is possible to have shingles in the mouth and that's about as inside as you will see with this disorder. The shingles form along a nerve root and create a lesion along that specific nerve. It presents as a red painful rash that does not cross to the other side of your body trunk and chest are common areas. ...Read more

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I Have a toothache out of this world on just the right side of my mouth and my gums on that side are swollen what can I do to bring the swelling down ?

I Have a toothache out of this world on just the right side of my mouth and my gums on that side are swollen what can I do to bring the swelling down ?

Dentist: The only thing that will really get the problem taken care of is seeing a dentist who may put you on an antibiotic. In the meantime, cold compresses and Ibuprofen should help with the pain. ...Read more

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What can make bumps on the back of your tongue and your whole throat sore?

What can make bumps on the back of your tongue and your whole throat sore?

Several Causes: There are many different conditions which cause tongue bumps and a sore throat. The most common are caused by viruses or bacteria, such as the common cold or the flu. If your symptoms persist for more than a couple of days, you should see a doctor. Some of these conditions can be very serious and contagious. Don't take any chances if your symptoms don't resolve within a few days. ...Read more

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What will happen if you accidentally swallow a well chewed apple stem? Feeling numbness on the right side of my mouth and in both arms!

What will happen if you accidentally swallow a well chewed apple stem? Feeling numbness on the right side of my mouth and in both arms!

Apple stem: Apple stem will just passthrough. It's like any other fibrous vegetable matter. Numbness, however, is of concern, and may be neurologic in origin. You should have numbness evaluated immediately by your Physician, Urgent Care, or ER. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have yellow bumps on the side of your mouth by your tonsils and on the back of your tongue? I don't brush my teeth often.

Is it normal to have yellow bumps on the side of your mouth by your tonsils and on the back of your tongue? I don't brush my teeth often.

See a dentist: It is hard to answer your question without seeing your mouth. There are some bumps on the back of the tongue that are normal anatomy. The yellow bumps may be tonsil stones or food and bacterial debris. Your dentist can tell you what they are. As for the not brushing your teeth, why don't you brush? It is important health procedure, prevents cavities, bad breath, health problems. Start today. ...Read more

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Can you get mouth ulcer from burning the inside of your mouth on hot foods?

Can you get mouth ulcer from burning the inside of your mouth on hot foods?

Yes: Pizza burns are very common on the palatal area. It usually is self limiting and heals within a couple of days with or without treatment. A topical anesthetic like Benzocaine can give you some relief and is available over the counter. ...Read more

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Pain in the left side bottomcorner of mouth between the inside of cheek and gums. What can I do to get rid of the pain ?

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Pain in the left side bottomcorner  of mouth between the inside of cheek and gums. What can I do to get rid of the pain 
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Canker Sore: is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Can you have a canker sore on your gums? On the side near where the teeth are and not just the inner cheek, tongue, or inside of the lips?

Can you have a canker sore on your gums? On the side near where the teeth are and not just the inner cheek, tongue, or inside of the lips?

Yes: Recurrent aphthous ulcers are very common on the soft tissue just below the margin of the gum tissue as opposed to a "cold sore" which are recurrent herpetic lesions which respond to Acyclovir or Valtrex (valacyclovir). They also look like blisters before since they have fluid inside them. Aphthous ulcers can recur in the same spots but do not develop a blister. An Rx for Kenalog in Orabase may help for pain. ...Read more

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What cause the redness under your tongue and black veins, also the fatness on the side of your tongue ?

What cause the redness under your tongue and black veins, also the fatness on the side of your tongue ?

Veins : Red vessels are arteries full of oxygen. Darker vessels are usually blue/purple veins. They are a different color due to their lack of oxygen. You can see them under your tongue because the mucosa layer covering them is very thin there. The tongue is a muscle, so pretty much anything regarding its natural size and shape is muscular in nature. ...Read more

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I have a small bump under the skin near the gum line on the floor of my mouth on the right side. You can't see it in the mirror you can only feel it.

I have a small bump under the skin near the gum line on the floor of my mouth on the right side. You can't see it in the mirror you can only feel it.

Needs to be seen: We can't see or diagnose these types of situations over the internet. It may or may not be normal. You will have to see your dentist for an accurate answer to your question. See someone in case it does require treatment! ...Read more

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Can sleeping with your mouth open cause whiteness in your mouth and on the back of your throat an dryness in your mouth a lot ? Thanks.

Can sleeping with your mouth open cause whiteness in your mouth and on the back of your throat an dryness in your mouth a lot ? Thanks.

Sure: But everybody sleeps at least part of the night with the mouth open--that's why your body shuts down saliva flow while sleeping. The "whiteness" can be from mediations, bacterial/fungal infection, or dehydration. Before bed: floss and brush your teeth, use a tongue scraper and rinse with an anti-microbial rinse like listerine. Check with dentist if not gone in two weeks or symptoms develop. ...Read more

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How do you stop the side of your tongue from hurting?

How do you stop the side of your tongue from hurting?

Determine the cause: You need to be evaluated to determine the cause of the pain. It may be from a sharp edge of a broken tooth, a recurrent aphtous ulcer, or something else. Start with your dentist to rule out any dental issues; s/he can also examine the tongue for any lesions. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

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