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Downturned Mouth (Overview)

A downturned mouth is a clinical finding in which the corners of the mouth slope downwards, as if frowning. This can occur with aging.


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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

Downturned Mouth (Overview)

A downturned mouth is a clinical finding in which the corners of the mouth slope downwards, as if frowning. This can occur with aging.


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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 to take for dry mouths?

What to take for dry mouths?

Biotene products.: Dry mouth is a common problem due to the many medications people take that cause this problem. A company named biotene has several products that are useful for alleviating this problem. I am sure there are other brands, too. Sip on water throughout the day as well. Do not suck on candies sweetened w/ anything other than xylitol. Do not sip soda or sugared drinks. Tea & coffee make you worse! ...Read more

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If a women is 29wks how many mouths is she exactly?

If a women is 29wks how many mouths is she exactly?

Depends: Likely she is 1 mouth, she is also 29/4 = 7 months. ...Read more

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I am horrified to see toddlers mouthing mobile phones. What are the risks?

I am horrified to see toddlers mouthing mobile phones. What are the risks?

Wow!: Wow, that would horrify me too. So many bacteria/viruses on the phone for one, and all the illnesses that go with it. Not to mention the potential for injurying their teeth and gums. And there is the concern about electromagnetic radiation from cell phones--for an infant especially. And how about the effects of saliva on the phone? I wonder if the iphone 5 is "spit-proof"? ...Read more

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Metal taste in mouth ?

Metal taste in mouth
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Different things: The taste might be a symptom of gum disease. Even if you don't have gum problems, poor oral hygiene can affect taste. Be sure to brush your teeth carefully at least twice a day and use a tongue scraper to remove the bacteria and debris that can collect on your tongue. Dental work done in the past can break down and alter taste. Blood can also have a metallic taste. Some medications taste metallic. ...Read more

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How can I get a wider mouth?

A palete expander: We use these sometimes as part over overall orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

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How come my mouth hurt so bad?

How come my mouth hurt so bad?

Too vague: Need more details and an examination. See your dentist or doctor. ...Read more

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My mouth bleeds if I suck hard?

My mouth bleeds if I suck hard?

If no other bruising: then just discontinue the habit. If other bruising, then see your DR for exam ...Read more

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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