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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 can cause a red rash on the roof of your mouth and tongue?

What can cause a red rash on the roof of your mouth and tongue?

Many things: It could be caused by an allergy, irritation, smoking, and a host of medical conditions. It would be wise to see a dentist for a complete medical and dental history in conjunction with a thorough dental exam to determine the cause of your rash. ...Read more

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My 2.5 years old toddler has red rashes around her mouth like very dry red patches, what causes it, could it be the wind?

My 2.5 years old toddler has red rashes around her mouth like very dry red patches, what causes it, could it be the wind?

Could be...: While irritation from wind could be one cause or an additional irritant, in that age group peri-oral dermatitis (rash around the mouth) is most often caused by her licking around the lips and mouth. It even has a doctor name called "lip-lickers dermatitis. Sometimes moisturizers such as vaseline or lip balm put right on the skin can be helpful. Encourage her not to lick around lips. ...Read more

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What could cause red rashes and small breakouts around mouth, cheeks and also on the body on a one year old child, and what would it be called?

What could cause red rashes and small breakouts around mouth, cheeks and also on the body on a one year old child, and what would it be called?

A number of things: Children get a lot of rashes. It could be contact, food, viral infection, or allergic. If it doesn't go away get it checked. ...Read more

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What could possibly cause sudden intense itching of palms of hands, feet, redness around mouth, and rash on back and stomach within 30 minutes?

What could possibly cause sudden intense itching of palms of hands, feet, redness around mouth, and rash on back and stomach within 30 minutes?

Itchying and rash: This sounds like an allergy to something - perhaps you ate something that you have an allergy to. Have you taken a Bendaryl or called or seen a doctor? ...Read more

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Can hepatitis cause a red rash like spots around you're mouth and chin that crust over?

Can hepatitis cause a red rash like spots around you're mouth and chin that crust over?

Not likely: The usual hepatitis viruses, hepatitis a, hepatitis b and hepatitis c, do not have direct effects on the skin. The only virus that can cause both would be herpes virus, which can cause herpetic lesions on the skin and also herpes hepatitis. However, if this would be the case, you would be very ill. In any case, if the rash gets worse or you feel more ill, see your doctor and check lab work. ...Read more

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I foundtwo small dark red spots in mouth. Recently I have been getting a few little red spots on my body that itch and cause a rash, is there a link?

I foundtwo small dark red spots in mouth. Recently I have been getting a few little red spots on my body that itch and cause a rash, is there a link?

See a doctor: Impossible to diagnose this without seeing these lesions and getting a full history and doing a physical exam. Go see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I have a red swollen ring around my mouth, specially when I wake up, no rash or bumps. Look like a monkey. What can be the cause?

I have a red swollen ring around my mouth, specially when I wake up, no rash or bumps. Look like a monkey. What can be the cause?

Lip licking eczema: Certain individuals tends to lick their lips as habit or to moisten it from repeated cracking! Malocclusion or open mouth breathing or misaligned braces tend to worsen it! Please visit your md for a quick check and treatment! Regards! ...Read more

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I had this rash come and go around my mouth. It's a cluster of little red bumps that turn to white heads. What kind of food can cause that? Help!

I had this rash come and go around my mouth. It's a cluster of little red bumps that turn to white heads. What kind of food can cause that? Help!

Perioral dermatitis: What you describe sounds like perioral dermatitis, a relative of rosacea. Foods generally don't make it worse but cortisone creams and heavy moisturizers do. We use anti inflammatory medications such as topical creams such as metronidazole, sulfur/sulfacetamide and oral antibiotics to reduce the inflammation. It may take several months to get the rash under control. ...Read more

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What is the reason for red rashes on tongue and in mouth. My mother facing this problem since last two years. What is the correct reason? Please tell me.

What is the reason for red rashes on tongue and in mouth. My mother facing this problem since last two years. What is the correct reason? Please tell me.

Tongue rashes: Many possibilities. Perhaps your mother is allergic to something she places in her mouth e.g. Mouthwash, toothpaste, lipstick, some food, medication, chewing gum, gargle solution etc. Try eliminating possible irritants or causes of allergy. Make sure not on medicine or sleeping pills etc. That can dry the mouth. If over weight may have sleep apnea that restricts normal breathing. ...Read more

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Can hsv2 cause a red rash that scabs over with white dry crusted scab, get it around the corner of my mouth and worse while drinking alcoholic drinks?

Can hsv2 cause a red rash that scabs over with white dry crusted scab, get it around the corner of my mouth and worse while drinking alcoholic drinks?

Possibly: If so, and it recurs, it would probably either heal quickly or get re-infected over and over. The only way to really know is a culture early in the process as it may be free of active virus very quickly. ...Read more

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My baby has fever blister on tongue n redness of gums n 2 pimple lik rash on face with v poor appetite?

My baby has fever blister on tongue n redness of gums n 2 pimple lik rash on face with v poor appetite?

Maybe herpetic virus: If you or someone close to the baby has herpes -- cold sores, etc. Then it is possible that your baby has gotten them. What you described is consistent with a primary (1st time) herpetic infection. Get to the pediatrician asap for diagnosis and any treatment. ...Read more

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My son has this red rash around his eyes, nose, mouth, neck and under his arms back of his knees what can cause that?

My son has this red rash around his eyes, nose, mouth, neck and under his arms back of his knees what can cause that?

Many causes: The most common rash that can affect these areas is eczema or atopic dermatitis. Use only unscented and sensitive skin soaps, moisturizers, laundry detergents, and sunscreens only. This rash is usually managed by topical steroids and other medications such as elidel (pimecrolimus). Other rashes are possible too. Consult a dermatologist to evaluate and treat this issue. ...Read more

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7m old low grade fever of 101.5 (day)103 (night).Two red spots on his cheek and sore on the roof of his mouth has a bit of diaper rash? Cause?

7m old low grade fever of 101.5 (day)103 (night).Two red spots on his cheek and sore on the roof of his mouth has a bit of diaper rash? Cause?

Hand foot, mouth dis: Hand foot and mouth disease is most likely. Causing sores on the palate, around the mouth, in the diaper area, and hands and feet, they look like red spots or canker sores (white discs with red around them). Fever and pain are possible. It's viral and runs its course. Pain control is key. If this doesn't sound like what your child has, get it checked. ...Read more

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I have ANA 1:640, flares joint swelling w/redness, photosensitivity, rashes, sharp chest pain, raynauds, chronic dry mouth, eyes. Sed and CRP always neg. Why?

I have ANA 1:640, flares joint swelling w/redness, photosensitivity, rashes, sharp chest pain, raynauds, chronic dry mouth, eyes. Sed and CRP always neg. Why?

Lupus: Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years. In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs ("foreign invaders, " like the flu). ...Read more

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I am currently taking medication for h.Pilori. I have been taking them for 5 days. Yesterday, I noticed a red rash on tongue). What can ne reason be?

I am currently taking medication for h.Pilori. I have been taking them for 5 days. Yesterday, I noticed a red rash on tongue). What can ne reason be?

See your doctor: I would visit or speak with the doctor to have them determine if this is related to the medication or not. If it is not related to the medication you may also need to visit with your dentist. ...Read more

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My 7month old having rash and sometimes just redness around mouth mostly at angles of her mouth especially after every feed of solids, mostly evenings?

My 7month old having rash and sometimes just redness around mouth mostly at angles of her mouth especially after every feed of solids, mostly evenings?

Local Irritation: Helpful to clarify exactly what she is eating. Does this happen with every solid or only a specific solid food? She could be experiencing a local irritation or allergic reaction to the solids. If she has lip or tongue swelling, difficulty breathing she needs immediate medical attention. Discuss your concerns with your health care provider. ...Read more

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I have mildly red + flaky rashes around the mouth and nose-crease area. I don't know how they appeared. Would Mederma help reduce the symptoms at all?

I have mildly red + flaky rashes around the mouth and nose-crease area. I don't know how they appeared. Would Mederma help reduce the symptoms at all?

Mederma for scars: Mederma is an over-the-counter medication that is indicated for the use of scar reduction. It should not be used to treat any other dermatologic conditions. It would be useful to visit your doctor for assessment of your condition. ...Read more

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Adult kawasaki disease: is the strawberry tongue, rash, and/ or red eyes always present with the illness?

Adult kawasaki disease: is the strawberry tongue, rash, and/ or red eyes always present with the illness?

Kawasaki Disease: Kawasaki disease, or mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, occurs predominantly in children and rarely in adults. Symptoms include acute vasculitis, mucosal inflammation, rash, cervical adenopathy, hand and foot swelling, and late fingertip desquamation. In the most severe cases, aneurysms develop in one or more coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Hi I am having burning/rashes sensation on the roof of my mouth. Also I see red dots on the soft palate. Its on both hard and soft palate. Smoker?

Hi I am having burning/rashes sensation on the roof of my mouth. Also I see red dots on the soft palate. Its on both hard and soft palate. Smoker?

If you are...: If you are a smoker then stop. These can be sensations that are a warning to stop. I say this because you have smoker at the end of your message. These can be cause also by hot liquids if you do this frequently. Stop now before you have cancer. ...Read more

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I had a red, flaky rash around my mouth, doc gav me Fucidin h cream, wk l8r+dryness gone but still red altho has faded, how will redness go? Thank u

Rash around mouth: A rash by the sides of the nose that is flaky could likely be seborrheic dermatitis which is very common and can be managed but never cured. Fucidin h has a topical steroid and can be effective, but be careful because steroid use around the mouth can cause or exacerbate perioral dermatitis, which is easily recognized and treated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a red rash under my tongue and inside on my bottom lip. I have trouble eating and swallowing. Also a tingling feeling. I wanted to know what it is?

I have a red rash under my tongue and inside on my bottom lip. I have trouble eating and swallowing. Also a tingling feeling. I wanted to know what it is?

Could be canker sore: Can be very painful. Would recommend seeing your dentist for a more accurate diagnosis based on an examination. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hello, I’m not sure what’s on the roof of my mouth- it’s been there for 4 days and looks like a red bumpy rash. A little yellow at the back. Also feels like there are little cuts or holes when I feel my palette with my tongue.

Hello, I’m not sure what’s on the roof of my mouth- it’s been there for 4 days and looks like a red bumpy rash. A little yellow at the back. Also feels like there are little cuts or holes when I feel my palette with my tongue.

Neither am I: We can't tell you what it is without at least seeing it in person. Could be viral, fungal, or something else. Please see a local dentist to find out what it is and what if anything should be done. ...Read more

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How do you treat a recurring rash (redness, dry, itchy, scaly, flaky) around the mouth/nose/cheeks/behind ears that gets worse when feeling stressed?

How do you treat a recurring rash (redness, dry, itchy, scaly, flaky) around the mouth/nose/cheeks/behind ears that gets worse when feeling stressed?

Steroid ointment: Sounds like eczema, [allergic dermatitis] can't sure it, just use over the outer cortisone cream 2x/d up to 2 weeks/month, use vaseline in between, if not good enough see add for a stronger steroid ointment. ...Read more

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3year old has got a red raised rash on his neck and back. He is complaining of a sore tongue. No fever?

3year old has got a red raised rash on his neck and back. He is complaining of a sore tongue. No fever?

Needs to be seen: Cannot be evaluated online, get to see a doctor and watch out for symptom progression, the sore tongue, try an antihistaminic in the interim, but see a doctor asap, best wishes ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Rash (Definition)

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