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Can You Put A Fork To Far In Your Mouth
The mouth is...: ...The major sensory organ for small children, and since food is close to the top of a very short list of needs that babies have, the question, "is it edible? ", is a very important one to every baby. "is it fashionable to wear" and "does it have 4g" are questions that come up at a somewhat later age. ...Read more
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
How bad is artificial snow (used for snow fighting not the powder one)for the kids if they put it in their mouth?
Not a problem: This shouldn't be a problem, just make sure the snow is white, not "yellow" if animals are around! ...Read more
Kid accidentally put old used straw which she found in playground in her mouth I quickly removed it should I be worried?
Common problem: Kids are forever putting things in their mouth like dirt, bugs. Toys. Unclean fingers, etc. It is so common that it becomes part of the day to day of most parents. I wouldn't spend much time worrying about it. The kid might get loos stools, but most don't for some reason. Just fuss at her a bit and let it go. ...Read more
Everything goes in: Children particularly the younger ones put everything in their mouth. They don't know better they are just experimenting. We, being the responsible ones need to keep their environment safe from these dangers. Batteries particularly can be very dangerous, not just choking. The battery acid can eat through their bowel wall. ...Read more
Why: Why would you do that. Product is made for outside, not inside, use. It will do nothing therapeutic for you in your mouth. Probably just taste bad and may even cause some mucosa irritation. Please don't. ...Read more
Is the most effective treatment assuming there is no laceration. ..if there is stiches might be indicated!
Hope this helps
BTW ICE on the outside will reduce the swelling (if any) ...Read more
I forgot to wash pacifier off after it fell on the ground and put it in baby's mouth, will she be okay!?
Yes: This is certainly not something to make a habit of, but she should be fine. ...Read more
I have white flakes that keep coming off my mouth and face. I don't drink or smoke and haven't put anything on it.
Go dairy free except yogurt.
Take good quality probiotics- drohira's probiotic- Obtain from internet or Vitamin World.
Need detailed history.
See a physician. ...Read more
Teething: Teething babies often will put their hands in their mouths to make themselves feel better. Other signs of teething include if they are drooling as well, or tugging at their ears (nerves to the jawbone are shared with the ear which can lead babies to tug at their ears). It may be just exploring their environment too. Just make sure her hands are clean! ...Read more
Thumb sucking: Babies tend to put their thumbs in their mouth…their fingers too. As they get older they like to put anything they can hold into their mouths. It's all a part of their development, self-soothing and discovering their world. Remember to keep small items that may be choking hazards out of reach to keep them safe. ...Read more
Agreed W/Above: This is actually a funny question...We dentists deal with it daily, and the reactions can be hilarious! The smaller straw-like suction is gentle and great for "spitting into" or "sucking onto" to remove the water. The larger vacuum-like straight suction is very powerful and not pleasant to wrap your lips around. Being numb, possibly on meds, and trying to figure that out can be interesting! ...Read more
No: It's not a good idea for infants to ingest sunscreen. For this very reason, I recommend that sunscreen not be put on the hands of babies. ...Read more
STOP!: Ulcer means surface of your mucosa has been damaged by trauma, pathogen, or other causes. Steam is produced by boiling water. Would you put your hand into a pot of boiling water. Your tissue is already damaged. Don't make it worse by burning the tissue. Ask your Dentist for safe and effective treatment for your mouth ulcer. DIY treatment can cause permanent damage. ...Read more
Just monitor: The nice thing about the mouth and stomach is they kill a lot of nasty things that may try to get in to your system. It is very unlikely that just sucking on a rusty nail is going to cause any problems or illness. Just monitor closely for a few days and if develops any mouth sores, fever or vomiting a visit to doctor is warranted then. ...Read more
Alien Doctors!!!: Sounds like a weird form of porn to me. Oh, wait, it's also a procedure done by doctors to look either down the throat into the esophagus or into the lungs, or up the butt to look at the intestines. Called, respectively: esophagoscopy, tracheoscopy/bronchoscopy, enteroscopy or colonoscopy. The camera is on the end of a flexible tube, kinda like in the movie 'War of the Worlds' (only much smaller). ...Read more
Yes: Your mouth is full of germs and viruses, so placing you finger with an open wound can lead to an infection. Clean it, place ointment, and cover it with bandage. ...Read more
I put the part of my undies that went up my butt hole in my mouth and licked it am I going to get sick could I get a deathly sickness?
Your intention?: No way to predict, but certainly your actions raise some serious concerns. ...Read more
My sister is 10 years old she has never put food or drink in her mouth or near her mouth any suggest as to she won't put any thing in her mouth?
Need more informatio:
Your question raises questions before it can be answered well. Does she eat or drink? If not how is she fed? Did she develop normally? Walk talk etc in a normal fashion?
She may have some sensory issues where she has a problem with the texture of foods...It is best if she sees someone who can help you get more answers. ...Read more
I woke up with a huge pimple and small one right next to it. What can I put on it that it will go away fast or minimize at least?? it's below my mouth
Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a gagging feeling when I start to eat? Ok so for months now I have this problem. Once I put food in my mouth I feel nauseated and feel gaggy
My granson put mulch in his mouth on Wed. Nov 8. That night he started coughing. Now it is severe. He has a fever 99.4°f A. Could this be more than?
Needs to be checked: It may or may not related to the mulch in his mouth. But whatever it is, he needs to be checked by his pediatrician and treated appropriately ...Read more
I was wondering is it okay if I put dry ice in my mouth but not swallow it because I like the cloud effect?
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