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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 a common hand, foot and mouth disease in babies?

What is a common hand, foot and mouth disease in babies?

Fever/spots/pain: Hfm is a viral gut infection. Some kids can have it & run a brief temperature & never show other symptoms. Some have fever, localized spots on their wrists & nothing else. Some have terrible mouth sores, spots on wrists/forearms/legs feet & around the bottom & have cramping & loose stools. So fever, loose stools &cramps, amount & location of blisters seem to be the main variables. ...Read more

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How would prevent the spread of hand, foot and mouth disease?

How would   prevent the spread of hand, foot and mouth disease?

Hand washing: Hand foot and mouth is spread by coughing, sneezing and saliva. The best way to prevent spread to others is to wash hands frequently and avoid contact with sick persons. Toys, contaminated with saliva need to be cleaned. Children with fever and mouth sores should be excluded from daycare. 24 hours after the fever is gone it is reasonable to allow the child back into daycare. ...Read more

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Can hand foot and mouth disease spread to the chest?

Can hand foot and mouth disease spread to the chest?

Typically no: The cdc web site indicates that the rash can occur on elbows, knees, and buttocks, as well as the usual palms of hands and soles of feet. ...Read more

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Is it common to have hand foot mouth disease in winter?

Is it common to have hand foot mouth disease in winter?

Yes: Although this occurs more in the summer months, it can happen any time if year. ...Read more

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If you have gum disease on one tooth or one area of the mouth, does the disease spread to other teeth?

If you have gum disease on one tooth or one area of the mouth, does the disease spread to other teeth?

Seek treatment ASAP: The bacteria infection can spread through your mouth, enter the blood stream and affect other parts of the body. If you have have gum disease, you should seek treatment ASAP. ...Read more

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Is it common to be able to get hand foot and mouth disease twice within a few months?

Is it common to be able to get hand foot and mouth disease twice within a few months?

Yes: Hand foot and mouth disease is common in children. There are at least 12 different strains. It is not uncommon for children to get it twice within a few months. Hand foot and mouth is most common in spring and summer. ...Read more

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How common is it for genital warts to spread to your mouth or a partners mouth. I have read that oral warts are rare but is this actually true?

How common is it for genital warts to spread to your mouth or a partners mouth. I have read that oral warts are rare but is this actually true?

Rare but it Happens: You are correct in that warts in & around the mouth are rare but they generally are associated with those patient whose sexual partners have genital warts. The most common type is associated with the hpv virus for which there now is a vaccine but it only works for those not already infected. Hpv is associated with both cervical and penile cancers but it is rarely associated with oral cancer. ...Read more

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How common is gum disease or mouth cancer from smokless tobacco?

How common is gum disease or mouth cancer from smokless tobacco?

Varies with people: Gum disease is very common and made much worse from smokeless tobacco. Oral cancer is rare but is much more common among users of smokeless tobacco. ...Read more

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In a child with hand foot mouth disease, how common is getting the rash around the anus, making it hand foot mouth anus?

In a child with hand foot mouth disease, how common is getting the rash around the anus, making it hand foot mouth anus?

HFB ds: Sometime we call it hand-foot-butt disease. It may afftect the buttucks area as well. I'm not quit sure about the anus per se (but it is close enough) ...Read more

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Red bumps on my vulva now look like canker sores that i get in my mouth. Can canker sores spread to your genitals? What is it? Std? Behcet's disease?

Red bumps on my vulva now look like canker sores that i get in my mouth. Can canker sores spread to your genitals?  What is it? Std? Behcet's disease?

Herpes or Behcet's: Genital ulcers can be caused by the herpes virus or one of several other sexually transmitted infections. In the us, herpes is the most common and can infect both the mouth and genitals. Behcet's disease can also cause oral and genital ulcers. You should be seen by a physician or an std clinic. ...Read more

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Can you get diseases from saliva? Should I wear gloves when I give oral drug tests at my work?

Can you get diseases from saliva? Should I wear gloves when I give oral drug tests at my work?

Yes and yes: Yes there are many diseases and illnesses that can be passed via saliva. It is standard of practice to wash hands and wear gloves in medical field especially when interacting with mucous membranes. ...Read more

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Is it common to have excess saliva from wearing braces?

Is it common to have excess saliva from wearing braces?

Yes: Any time something is put into our mouths the body responds with producing more saliva thinking it is food. This is an automatic response. However after a period of time the production of saliva should return to normal. ...Read more

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What viruses/bacteria can be spread by saliva?

What viruses/bacteria can be spread by saliva?

Saliva: Can spread epstein-barr virus, rabies virus, herpes simplex, and bacteria such as eichinella corrodes and mouth anaerobes such as fusobacterium necrophorum. ...Read more

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Can i get bloodborne diseases from saliva?

Maybe...: If the infected saliva somehow gets into your blood stream. That's how rabies, amongst other diseases are spread. ...Read more

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Is it common to have a lot of saliva if you have the common cold?

Is it common to have a lot of saliva if you have the common cold?

Yes: An assortment of health conditions can also cause a temporary over-production of saliva. For example, tonsillitis can cause an increased saliva production which stops when the tonsils are surgically taken out. Respiratory infections or an infection of certain glands can also result in excessive saliva. A common cold, strep throat and infectious mononucleosis are three common examples. ...Read more

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Can heliobacter be spread through saliva on lips?

Can heliobacter be spread through saliva on lips?

It can: ...H. Pylori transmits from person to person and some of the transmission is probably oral-oral. ...Read more

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Can STDs be spread through saliva?

Can STDs be spread through saliva?

STDs: Yes. Herpes, hpv and syphilis. Possible, but less likely, gonorrhea and chlamydia. Remember there are twelve common stds. It is worth the few minutes it takes to learn them and how to prevent them. ...Read more

Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more