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Carp Like Mouth
What could cause me to have a soapy/metallic/coppery like taste in my mouth? It's been approx 8-10 days now and 24 hrs a day. Should i be concerned?
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
It looks like some blood in the top of my mouth almost could look like blood inside my skin. What does that mean?
Very common: Very common to have blood under the oral skin secondary to simple oral trauma. If persistent or severe see your doc as you could have a clotting or platelet disorder. ...Read more
If a plantar wart was to be spread to the genitals or in the mouth, would it still be the same type of wart? Treatable in the same way?
Virus with fetish: Treatment depends on location. All hpv are not same, there over 60 types most of the time go away on their own. Yes genital & mouth possible to be the same as they all cause cancers, main culprits 6 11 16 18 quadirvalevt vaccination is available as they cause ca of cervix, vagina, vulva throat, anal penile cancer in men. Young woman need vaccination to prevent above cancers. ...Read more
How do I treat this? I had a cut inside my mouth. I thought it would heal over time. Now it is has turned into a giant pimple like thing in my mouth that looks white and it hurts when ever I do anything. Now it really hurts right under my lip where the c
Mouth Bitterness: Mouth bitterness can be related to hygiene that is not adequate. But often there is something else Many medications will cause bitterness in the mouth. Athletes rub DMSO on there sore joints and get a fish taste in their mouth. If you are dehydration and a low grade sinus infection be a cause. See your DDS/DM 1st then your MD to check it out. Biotene mouthwash is good for the interim. ...Read more
Over 30 days, cracks corners of mouth, appears white like scar tissue, spreading, small white ulcers, some swelling, been treating with peroxide, abreva, neosporin, chap stix no results
I cannot open my mouth more than thumbs width. It's been like this for about a week. What is the best course of treatment to regain full use of my mouth?
Splint therapy: See an orthodontist who is proficient in TMJ problems. A splint is probably warranted along with range of motion exercises. Moist heat to the area in front of the ears will help loosen the tissues as well. It sounds like the disc has been dislocated and is swollen preventing you from translating your condyles. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cuts in the mouth: All depends on where the cuts are coming from and why are they not healing. In the mean time just go to your local pharmacy and ask the pharmacist for over the counter gels to help with the cuts and if you don't see am improvement in 2-3 weeks you really need to see a dentist to figure out where the cuts are coming from. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a cure for oral lichen planus? I have been told by both my doctor and my dentist that I have lichen planus in my mouth, and that there isn't anything that can be done to get rid of it. I was hoping that maybe they're wrong and would like any advi
Oral : Oral lichen planus is an inflammatory condition that affects mucous membranes inside your mouth. It may appear as white, lacy patches; red, swollen tissues; or open sores on any soft tissues of the mouth. These lesions may cause burning, pain or other discomfort. The disorder occurs when the immune system mounts an attack against cells of the oral mucous membranes. The reason for this is unknown. It cannot be passed from one person to another. Oral lichen planus is usually a chronic condition that causes little or no symptoms. It usually is diagnosed at a dental exam and verified by an small biopsy. Treatments are usually undertaken only of the lesions are painful and/or ulcerative. Treatments that suppress the immune system abnormalities, such as topical or systemic steroids may improve more severe lesions and lessen pain. People with oral lichen planus may also have related lichen planus lesions on the skin, genitals or other parts of the body. Further information and treatment may be obtained by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends...: There are different types of ulcers, so the best strategy depends on the diagnosis. Most oral ulcers are apthous ulcers (canker sores), and only time will allow these to resolve; symptoms can be controlled with over the counter topical anesthetics (e.g., anbesol). Other ulcers may be due to local physical injury, such as a sharp tooth, and removing the cause is the best approach. Diagnosis is key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there better ways to floss my teeth? I've always been quite bad at flossing. I have a small mouth, and crowded teeth, so it's a chore. I see bunches of other ways to floss in the drug store though. Are any of these others ways better for people like m
Though : Though there are devices to aid flossing, nothing has come out to replace it. I would suggest you get some help from your hygienist in technique. They have a lot of knowledge and are willing to share. Iwould also suggest you consider straightening - perhaps invisalign (though you would need to be evaluated to see if it would work for you). ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
If you was allergic to a drug and chewed a tablet of it in your mouth but spat it out would you still react to it like with peanuts etc?
Depends: On how sensitive you are to the drug. If you have a known drug allergy you should not chew or swallow any of the drug knowingly. If highly sensitive you may cause your airway to close off leading to death. Check with your md and if necessary carry an epi pen. ...Read more
What are some common allergens that trigger contact dermatitis around the mouth and lips? Goes away with baking soda. It appears like flaky skin.
Perioral flaking: Not all skin flaking is due to contact dermatitis. Conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis & "ringworm" have flaky skin. A dermatologist can better determine a cause by examining the area as well as the flakes to r/o fungus, etc. & provide treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I feel like i can't concentrate and or focus at all because my mouth gets get dry. How can I prevent this?
Dry mouth.: Dry mouth is common. Ensure you have adequate fluids during the day. Average need is about 2 liters. More if you're outside. Do not suck on sugary mints or chew sugared gum. If desired use sugar free gum and mints. If this persists have your DDS/DMD evaluate your dry mouth. Systemic causes may be the cause. They can help figure this out. ...Read more
Watch what you eat: Avoid foods that irritate your mouth, including citrus fruits, acidic vegetables and spicy foods-this includes cinnamon tasting chewing gum. Drink lots of water to keep mouth moist. Take multivitamin and try to get sunlight each day. Practice proper hygiene with a soft bristled toothbrush. Avoid mouthrinses with strong cinnamon taste or alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can you do for dandruff like flakes on the face? I have like flakes above the mouth, chin and cheeks it looks like I have dandruff I have tried everything to get it gone but it seems to make it worst.
I have enlarged painful glands, joint pain, dry skin and mouth, and fatigue (often). My mother had sjorgrens. Is it genetic and could I have it too?
I had some symptoms like lymph nods or a kind of herpes on my mouth , my HIV test was negativ after more than 6 month of the risk but I am afraid?
HIV negative: Without knowing exactly what tests were run it is difficult to say for certain, but the overwhelming chance is that you are HIV negative. The lesson is obvious. Only protected sex and only with individuals you "know" well. You can never be sure of honesty when it comes to sex, money, politics and life. Appreciate your concern but think you can relax. Be well. ...Read more
Women over 50: Risk factors include being a woman, especially women ages 50-80. Having very acute taste, food allergies, many dental procedures, traumatic life events & stress. Read more about this rare condition at http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/burning-mouth-syndrome/ds00462. Hypochondria is the fear of becoming ill. Consider discussing this fear with a health care professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer