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What is the definition or description of: Downturned mouth?

What is the definition or description of: Downturned mouth?

Downturned mouth =: Corners of mouth are downturned or sagging. ...Read more

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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Are there any mental conditions that would cause someone to permanently have a downturned mouth?

Are there any mental conditions that would cause someone to permanently have a downturned mouth?

Downturned mouth: The most common reason for a downturned mouth is a stroke, in which usually only one side of mouth droops and leaks saliva. Of course, chronic frowning will do it in patients who are unahppy. Some medications could do it by causing a dystonic reaction, which is usually temporary. I am not aware of any primary mental/psychiatric condition that does this. Very rare degenerative neuro diseases might. ...Read more

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Why does my mom believe in fairies and have a downturned mouth?

Why does my mom believe in fairies and have a downturned mouth?

No way to know: I would be concerned if, and only if, your mother shows other signs of severe mental illness -- fairies influencing her, stealing her thoughts, persecuting her, making her their queen, etc. Don't try to understand people's folk / cultural / cult beliefs. Some medicines given to people with known mental illness cause abnormal mouth movements; perhaps unknown to you, she is being treated. ...Read more

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What condition could my mother have; she hears voices and always has a downturned mouth?

What condition could my mother have; she hears voices and always has a downturned mouth?

Seek help: It's hard to say since the direct assessment of your mother's condition is needed. Are these sx new? Has she always had them? In any case, hearing voices is not exactly a good sign. Seek help to diagnose and treat her. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean to feel like you have a film inside your mouth? Corners of mouth are dry and lines (wrinkles) going down each side of my mouth have appeared (seems like overnight)..

What does it mean to feel like you have a film inside your mouth? Corners of mouth are dry and lines (wrinkles) going down each side of my mouth have appeared (seems like overnight)..

Xerostomia?: Overnight changes may be caused by medications that induce dry mouth by diminishing salivary gland secretion also known as xerostomia which can lead to increased bacteria in the mouth and a plaque. This can also contribute to dry skin. However this is just a shot in the dark and there are many other potential causes. ...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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If I turn my eyes to the corner (up, left, down, right) without turning my head I can faintly see 2 big dark spots in center. What is that?

If I turn my eyes to the corner (up, left, down, right) without turning my head I can faintly see 2 big dark spots in center. What is that?

Visual Field Defect: Something in your visual field is a concern, that needs proper examination by an eye doctor. People with hypertension, diabetes, sickle cell, herpes zoster/previous shingles and many more, who xperience this needs urgent eye evaluation. ...Read more

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Yesterday I reached down and hit the middle of the top of my head on the corner of my wardrobe. Now I have a throbbing pain in my left temple, help?

Yesterday I reached down and hit the middle of the top of my head on the corner of my wardrobe. Now I have a throbbing pain in my left temple, help?

Common symptom: You had a "contusion" which can be associated w pain and swelling. Usually icing and taking an otc med like tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, alleve, advil etc can be helpful. If other symptoms such as vision canges, dizziness, balance problems confusion arises- then proceed to be seen immediately. Otherwise- you just "bumped your head". ...Read more

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I bumped the top of my head the corner of a metal wall fixture a week agoVERY hard. My head still hurts, but the has gone down some. What to do?

I bumped the top of my head the corner of a metal wall fixture a week agoVERY hard. My head still hurts, but the has gone down some. What to do?

Unlikely that: You sustained any intra cranial injury if you had no loss of consciousness or any nausea/vomiting in the week following your injury. Sounds like main injury is outside the skull. If symptoms are improving, you are probably going to be ok. See your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Why does the mouth fall down when you have a stroke?

Why does the mouth fall down when you have a stroke?

Stroke: This is because that part of the brain involved in controlling the face has been damaged. Nerve impulses can no longer be sent to the muscles of the face for expression and hence it sags and droops. ...Read more

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What do about a split cut in the corner of my mouth?

What do about a split cut in the corner of my mouth?

Angular chelitis: You can apply an otc triple antibiotic ointment or other skin protectant to the area. This problem is sometimes related to a b-vitamin or iron deficiency, so do consider those as underlying causes and speak to your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get bumps in the corner of your mouth?

Is it normal to get bumps in the corner of your mouth?

Have it evaluated.: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, infection, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can methadone cause sores in the corners of your mouth?

Can methadone cause sores in the corners of your mouth?

No: Angular cheilitis is caused by saliva in a deep crease of skin at the corner of the mouth. Usually the saliva gets there during sleep. Some of the irritation is due to enzymes in saliva. Much of the irritation is due to yeast and staph bacteria in the saliva. Try otc Miconazole or Clotrimazole in corners of mouth several times a day, especially at bedtime. It is most common in people who have lost. ...Read more

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Why is my mouth watering a lot when I am laying down at night?

Drooling: It might be due to different reason. First check with a dentist to check for gum or dental disease. ...Read more

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How to best treat dryness and cracking in the corners of my mouth?

How to best treat dryness and cracking in the corners of my mouth?

Angular Chelitis: The condition you have may be Angular Chelitis. When this condition is present, the underlying cause must be identified. Dietary causes as well as anemia and infectious etiologies are all possibilities. You need an in person exam to evaluate the potential causes of this condition. Your physician can decide treatment of the underlying cause. ...Read more

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I'm cracking at the corners of the mouth from a sunburn please help?

I'm cracking at the corners of the mouth from a sunburn please help?

Try breaking off a: Leaf from the aloe vera plant, and placing the sap on the lesions. ...Read more

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I have discoloration skin in the corners of my mouth. What should I do?

I have discoloration skin in the corners of my mouth. What should I do?

Usually irritation.: Something called cheilitis is present. This is area at the corner of the lips that is irritated and sometimes cracking. This may come from illness but more likely is that excessive licking in the corner areas. Sometimes associated with vitamin deficiency. If you eat a normal diet and do not do substance abuse this should go away easily. Use of lip moisturizer and drying the area will help ...Read more

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