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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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Symptoms:Swollen, whitish and slightly painful behind lipsRed painful dots on tonguePainful clusters on sides of tongueRed spots at back of throat?

Symptoms:Swollen, whitish and slightly painful behind lipsRed painful dots on tonguePainful clusters on sides of tongueRed spots at back of throat?

Virus: What you describe sounds like a viral infection. The most likely infection would be Herpes Simplex. An allergic reaction to medication or food could do this as well with citrus fruits being the likely culprit in the food category. You should see a doctor ASAP and get this problem diagnosed and treated.. ...Read more

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What causes big red sores on back of tongue and down throat? Very painful

What causes big red sores on back of tongue and down throat? Very painful

Possible herpes: A herpes viral infection can cause these lesions. I recommend that you consult an otolaryngologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes non painful lumps on the back of throat?

What causes non painful lumps on the back of throat?

Enlarged lymph nodes: Painless lumps are somewhat more worrisome than painful ones, hence, see your PCP for consultation and tests. ...Read more

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Pin prick feeling on tongue and face. Blurry painful eye. Sore muscles in legs. What could be the cause?

Seek help: Could be an inflammatory condition with iritis, myositis, and neuropathy sxs of the face. Definitely need to be seen by a physician soon. May need a CPK, sed rate, CRP and MRI of the brain. It sounds like you need to be seen right away. A flurry painful eye can be acute glaucoma, infection, among other urgent conditions. Please seek help in the urgent care or ED if not improving. ...Read more

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Swollen tongue with smooth ridges around tip/side of tongue,red small bumps all the way on back of tongue & both tonsils are swollen big?no pain

Normal variant: Tongue shape and color can change constantly throughout day based on your stress level diet activity etc according to traditional Chinese Medicine. You may have eaten something that causes inflammation and if you aren't having shortness of breath or pain I would watch it. ...Read more

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Persistent reoccurring sometimes painful mouth ulcer/bump located at inner roof of mouth?

Persistent reoccurring sometimes painful mouth ulcer/bump located at inner roof of mouth?

Many reasons: Have an examination with a dentist. Someone with oral medicine experience would be a good bet. ...Read more

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Sharp tooth causes cut/abrasion on tongue. Within 1 hr, tongue is numb, red, bumpy. Within 2 hrs, severe tongue swelling.NO sign of infection. Cause?

Sharp tooth causes cut/abrasion on tongue. Within 1 hr, tongue is numb, red, bumpy. Within 2 hrs, severe tongue swelling.NO sign of infection. Cause?

Tongue swelling: Go to the Emergency Room. Severe tongue swelling may be a sign of a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, which requires immediate intervention. Even if you do not see any signs of infection, a swollen tongue may obstruct your airway resulting in difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Causes of a bruised feeling itchy scalp?

Causes of a bruised feeling itchy scalp?

Possible dermatitis: This possible dermatitis could be inching enough to make you scratch it hard enough to produce bruises. On the other hand, there are numerous causes of bruises and the skin and you need to be evaluated that if you're bruising is excessive. I'm sorry i can't solve your problem here. You need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Random swollen painful gums over 2 teeth causing extreme pain to side of mouth. Area looks red and feels bruised when biting down?

Random swollen painful gums over 2 teeth causing extreme pain to side of mouth. Area looks red and feels bruised when biting down?

INFECTION: What you describe is characteristic of a dental infection, most likely from the death of the nerves and tissues within the tooth or teeth. These types of situations can go downhill very vast and even spread to other areas of the body causing very serious complications so get an appointment with a dentist ASAP! If your face swells or you get a fever, and you can't get to a dentist, consider ER ! ...Read more

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What could cause a sore throat, swollen tongue, mouth sores, red bumps all over my tongue and the back of my throat and extreme fatigue besides strep.

What could cause a sore throat, swollen tongue, mouth sores, red bumps all over my tongue and the back of my throat and extreme fatigue besides strep.

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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What causes swollen uvula and redness in back of throat?

What causes swollen uvula and redness in back of throat?

Infection etc.: The swelling process found is equivalent to inflammation which will take time to resolve. ...Read more

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What could cause painful swelling in back of gums?

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Wisdom tooth: A wisdom tooth that has not fully come in can cause a painful infection. This is an infection called pericoronitis and it needs to be examined by a dentist. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of painful swollen salivitory glands, swollen tongue and a headache?

What could be the cause of painful swollen salivitory glands, swollen tongue and a headache?

Clinical Evaluation : And depending on the findings, a lab test may also be recommended. Please see a physician because swollen tongue can block the airway. Swollen glands can be a sign of infection... ...Read more

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What are common causes of red inflamed underarm rash?

What are common causes of red inflamed underarm rash?

Under arm rash: The two most common causes are reaction to deodorants and shaving. A physician should be able to give you the appropriate advice to get it resolved. ...Read more

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What are causes of painful tittie lumps.

What are causes of painful tittie lumps.

Maybe fibrocystic: Some women have lumpy breasts, especially painful in the premenstrual part of your cycle. http://tinyurl.com/4doxzfm it can be part of pms. Tell your doctor you're having them, and follow over the month. If any lumps become hard and do not go away, you'll need to have it examined especially. Try avoiding caffeine, sugar and unhealthy fats. Evening primrose oil may help; heating pad too. ...Read more

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Can muscle relaxers cause redness and itchiness? Could I be allergic to them?

Can muscle relaxers cause redness and itchiness? Could I be allergic to them?

Drug rash: Almost any medication can cause a rash and some muscle relaxers have an increased incidence of causing rashes. The rash will take about 10 days to appear with the initial exposure but can appear immediately after subsequent exposures. Also, after 1 year of constant use without a problem, it is very rare to develop a rash. ...Read more

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What would cause a crawling, tingling, itchy, and burning feeling under your skin and in your muscles throughout your body?

What would cause a crawling, tingling, itchy, and burning feeling under your skin and in your muscles throughout your body?

Fibromyalgia allergy: The symptoms can be related to fibromyalgia, other times of allergic skin disease, and sometimes underlying medical problems. You will need a full evaluation to help clarify why you have the symptoms ...Read more

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What could be the cause of sore and itchy upper back muscles ?

What could be the cause of sore and itchy upper back muscles ?

Need more info: Itchy can be from a rash, not drinking enough fluid, allergic reaction to something you are wearing, or just normal. Diet can also influence...Junk food processed foods, sodas, etc can create inflammatory conditions n the body. Sore can be from working out, using muscles in new ways.... If none of that fits and you are just sore then see your doc for more evaluation. ...Read more

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The back of my tongue turned brown and looks kind of hairy. Also, one area of my gum feels itchy and a bit swelling. Are they related?Wt r the causes?

The back of my tongue turned brown and looks kind of hairy. Also, one area of my gum feels itchy and a bit swelling. Are they related?Wt r the causes?

Hairy tongue: Hairy tongue results when projections on the tongue called papillae grow longer and don't shed like normal. This makes the tongue appear hairy. Debris, bacteria or other organisms can collect on these papillae and result in brown or black appearance. Use a tongue scraper daily. Itchy gum can be from any number of sources and would need to be looked at by your dentist if persists for more than two weeks. ...Read more

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I have bumps under my tongue that are not painful or itchy. Almost look like blisters. can you tell me what they are?

I have bumps under my tongue that are not painful or itchy. Almost look like blisters. can you tell me what they are?

Bumps: It is impossible to tell you what these bumps are without seeing them. Do you have pain? How long have they been present? See a dentist or oral surgeon for an evaluation. This is the way to get answers. ...Read more

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Hello, several times a day the middle of my tongue gets itchy. Not painful, just annoying. I brush my tongue gently with the back of toothbrush. Thx!

Hello, several times a day the middle of my tongue gets itchy. Not painful, just annoying. I brush my tongue gently with the back of toothbrush. Thx!

Itchy Tongue: Unfortunately we can't diagnose these types of situations over the internet without a medical history and a one on one clinical examination. Two things that come to mind are a mild allergic or irritation from something you eat, drink or place in your mouth, or... a fungal infection. There are lots of other possible causes. See a local dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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For 6 yrs now, I been experiencing itchy, painful, irritated and tingling red spots with white coating on my tongue. It appears for many weeks on different areas of my tongue then clears up & returns?

For 6 yrs now, I been experiencing itchy, painful, irritated and tingling red spots with white coating on my tongue. It appears for many weeks on different areas of my tongue then clears up & returns?

Glossitis: Such inflammation of the tongue could be due to allergies and/or intolerances to foods, toothpaste, or autoimmune disorder,vitamin deficiencies. Chronic cases of uncertain cause may be referred to the oral pathology department at a local dental school. In the meantime washes of the tongue with maalox or glyoxide drops are soothing and oral based cortisone type cream like kenalog (triamcinolone) orabase May help. ...Read more

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I have 3 red bumps on back of tongue and white ulcers at the tip and sides started 1 weeks ago itchy and painful when eating/smoking. What isit? Cure?

I have 3 red bumps on back of tongue and white ulcers at the tip and sides started 1 weeks ago itchy and painful when eating/smoking. What isit? Cure?

Apthous ulcers: Or stomatitis, which are essentially "cold sores" in your oral cavity/tongue, causing ulcerations and inflammation. They can be painful or when smoke aggravates them. Often caused by the herpes simplex 1 virus. Very common in many people. Some antivirals can help, but they will often go away in time. Some anesthetic medications can also provide relief from the pain. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I have enlarged tastebuds on the back on my tongue/throat area. It has been like that for a week and a half. Not painful but my throat is itchy. Notic?

I have enlarged tastebuds on the back on my tongue/throat area. It has been like that for a week and a half. Not painful but my throat is itchy. Notic?

Where ?: Along the back of your tongue there are vallate papillae which form an inverted V shape that crosses the base of the tongue. They are noticeably larger than the rest of the tongue structures. If this is something you just noticed they are normal & deserve no concern. ...Read more

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What will cause a higher body temp and a really itchy vagina? I did have black hairy tongue, could that cause an infection in my vagina?

What will cause a higher body temp and a really itchy vagina? I did have black hairy tongue, could that cause an infection in my vagina?

Black hairy tongue: A black hairy tongue is a harmless condition thought to be caused by a buildup of bacteria. The discoloration can be caused by poor oral hygiene, smoking, coffee and tea, dry mouth, and diseases that disrupt the normal bacteria in the mouth. It has no relation to vaginal infections. ...Read more

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I have had a rash on various body parts for the last four days that presents as red, itchy welts that then turn hot and cause muscle pain. Any ideas?

I have had a rash on various body parts for the last four days that presents as red, itchy welts that then turn hot and cause muscle pain. Any ideas?

Could be drug allerg: Drug allergies are a common cause of an itching rash. If you are taking any new medicines lately added, stop it for a couple of days. In the meantime, you can use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) once or twice a day...It might help reduce the allergy. But it can also make you sleepy, so take it at night and see if it helps. ...Read more

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Chest tightness and itchiness especially when sitting or laying down had EKG and stress test 2 months ago was ok , what can cause this GERD , muscles ?

Chest tightness and itchiness especially when sitting or laying down had EKG and stress test 2 months ago was ok , what can cause this GERD , muscles ?

Chest tight, itchy: Sound like an allergic type reaction. Did you mention the itchiness along with the chest pain. Could you be allergenic to whatever you are sitting/lying down on? Recent cleaning of chairs, bed? New cleaning products? ...Read more

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What can cause hair loss and muscle ache and itchy skin and produce rash?

What can cause hair loss and muscle ache and itchy skin and produce rash?

Many things: Those are very common and nonspecific symptoms. A viral infection can do it, as can various medications and certain medical conditions. A good evaluation, including blood testing, by a physician will narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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Help! painful large taste buds tongue feels like it is swollen weird white patches itchy throat metallic taste lump in throat! constant worry?

Painful tongue: This could be a viral or a fungal infection. It is impossible to diagnose without a visual exam and additional information/medical history. See your dentist or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Every 2ish yrs for the last 10, I have an allergic reaction to something, but the cause is never determined nor clear. Angioedema ruled out last time. Could this be something other than an allergy? Symptoms: tight throat, extreme hives, itchy tongue.

Every 2ish yrs for the last 10, I have an allergic reaction to something, but the cause is never determined nor clear. Angioedema ruled out last time. Could this be something other than an allergy? Symptoms: tight throat, extreme hives, itchy tongue.

Urticaria/angioedema: is what you described, not sure what did you mean when you mentioned that angioedema was ruled out ! those recurrent acute attacks warrant keeping injectable epinephrine handy as well as antihistamines to use in case you need them again. You need to be evaluated by an allergist/immunonlogist, or a dermatologist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more

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Could syphilis cause hair loss and muscle ache and itchy skin and produce rash?

Could syphilis cause hair loss and muscle ache and itchy skin and produce rash?

Yes: Here's your best approach. Lab testing for syphilis is reliable; get tested and if you need to be treated, accept treatment, which is usually easy. If the hair loss, aches, and rash persist, get with a good dermatologist / rheumatologist and see whether you perhaps have discoid lupus, vasculitis syndromes, and/or one of the other "connective tissue diseases" also. Keep up you proactive approach. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more