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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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4 yr has parainfluenza cough real bad dry cracked lips but drinking a lot could she be dehydrated or is it from breathing through mouth worried

4 yr has parainfluenza cough real bad dry cracked lips but drinking a lot could she be dehydrated or is it from breathing through mouth worried

Urine output: is one way you can get an estimate of her state of hydration. A child who is dehydrated will have very little urine production. If she is drinking well and has good urine output, her dry lips could be from licking them or from mouth breathing. You can apply a lip balm to help with the discomfort and retain hydration of her lips. ...Read more

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What would you recommend for extremely dry, cracked lips with a red ring around the mouth. Been this way for 6 months and used doxycycline and elidel (pimecrolimus).

What would you recommend for extremely dry, cracked lips with a red ring around the mouth. Been this way for 6 months and used doxycycline and elidel (pimecrolimus).

Lip dryness: First you need to stop using all topical stuff on your lips, such as lip balm, lipstick, etc. It can be a contact dermatitis. I would only use vaseline and Elidel (pimecrolimus) twice a day. Do you have skin rashes anywhere else? If so, seek the opinion of an allergist to find out the cause of your problem. ...Read more

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How do you treat severe dry mouth, cracked lips, and a white tongue as a side effect of radiation therapy? How long will these symptoms last?

How do you treat severe dry mouth, cracked lips, and a white tongue as a side effect of radiation therapy? How long will these symptoms last?

Xerostomia:: The effect of incidental irradiation to the parotid (salivary) glands. It may be permanent. You need to visit and speak with your radiation oncology team that provided your treatment. There are some simple things that can ameliorate, and there were some options to use during treatment..No sense going there. Your follow up should check tumor control as well as these symptoms. ...Read more

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From center of my lips to the left corner of my mouth I've been numb for 2 days n my entire top n bottom lip have been really dry and cracked , why?

From center of my lips to the left corner of my mouth I've been numb for 2 days n my entire top n bottom lip have been really dry and cracked  , why?

M.D. visit: For the dryness and cracking, a moisturizer with no perfume or fragrance is suggested. Staying hydrated may also help, since you may be dehydrated. The numbness should also be further examined by your physician. ...Read more

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I have been sick and down with fever. The corners of my mouth have cracked and I have very small bumps on my lips. Should i be worried?

I have been sick and down with fever. The corners of my mouth have cracked and I have very small bumps on my lips. Should i be worried?

Maybe cold sores: These may be cold sores - part of your illness & fever. If you can see a doctor or get to a clinic, do. It might help speed up your recovery and prevent complications. In the meantime rest, drink lots of fluids, keep the sores clean & moist with blistex. Best wishes - try to be seen! ...Read more

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