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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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Itching around nose and mouth. Clear/pink hard bumps around nose and under eyes. Itchy eyes and flaky skin. also mild sore throat for 2 months. HSV ?

Itching around nose and mouth. Clear/pink hard bumps around nose and under eyes. Itchy eyes and flaky skin. also mild sore throat for 2 months. HSV ?

Exam needed.: HSV is unlikely. The redness/itching/flaking is most consistent with seborrheic dermatitis (especially if scalp is also flaky), but that doesn't explain the chronic sore throat. Let your doctor examine you, and perhaps do a throat culture. ...Read more

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My 13 month old has very dry red flaky skin around his mouth and nose. I have tried baby oil baby lotion. But nothing helps. What do I do?

My 13 month old has very dry red flaky skin around his mouth and nose. I have tried baby oil baby lotion. But nothing helps. What do I do?

Lotions and meds: Try aquaphor lotion. There are many other lotions over the counter that can help like johnson's creamy baby oil, cetaphil, arbonne's abc lotion, etc. Your baby may have eczema. See your primary care doc if it doesn't go away. There are some prescriptions as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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My face breaks out around my nose and mouth with what looks like circles of dry scaley skin what could this be?

My face breaks out around my nose and mouth with what looks like circles of dry scaley skin what could this be?

Rosacea, dry skin: Given your age, numerous causes exist for the break-outs and dry scaley skin, including atopic dermatitis, roseaca, sebaceous dermatitis, psoriasis. With age, sebaceous glands produce less oil, contributing to driness, which further is exacerbated by stress, alcohol, dehydration, smoking, dry or cold weather. Treatments: topical anti-inflammatory or anti-histamine creams, moisturizers, hydration. ...Read more

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My skin on the face became very dry especially around the nose and mouth. It burns wen I apply any cream. Why s this and which specialist should I visit?

My skin on the face became very dry especially around the nose and mouth. It burns wen I apply any cream. Why s this and which specialist should I visit?

Perioral Dermatitis: Certain medical conditions, such as perioral dermatitis and contact dermatitis, can affect the skin around your nose, mouth and eyes. This type of dermatitis primarily affects adult women as men rarely develop this condition. The exact cause is not quite understood but is believed to be related to poor hygiene, certain facial creams and topical creams and ointments. You may need oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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In the creases between my nose and mouth I have dry red skin that feels stretched. I expholiate and moistureise which doesn't help. What will help?

Dry red skin: You are probably over exfoliating eliminate the exfoliator for now. If it doesn't go away in two weeks see your dermatologist. It could have some component of seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Large hard lump in my right cheek, under skin between my cheekbone, nose and mouth it is 2.5cm by. 1.5cm and it has been there for about 5 days?

Large hard lump in my right cheek, under skin between my cheekbone, nose and mouth it is 2.5cm by. 1.5cm and it has been there for about 5 days?

Get it checked: A large hard bump is suggestive of an abscess from an upper tooth. Confirmation is done with the biomarker l-homocysteine which measures the presence of infection. The constituents of the infection can be identified and if the tooth in question possesses the same pathogens as the lump in the cheek, then one can confirm that the tooth infection is the etiologic cause for the the bump. ...Read more

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I have an infection in the skin of my face that somehow seems to connect to my eyes, nose, and mouth. Black specks in skin seem to follow infection ?

I have an infection in the skin of my face that somehow seems to connect to my eyes, nose, and mouth. Black specks in skin seem to follow infection ?

Hmm: Well, good luck. I hope you get well soon, but to do so effectively, any skin infection that is on your face and traveling as you describe, should be seen to get properly diagnosed and treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my eyes, nose, and mouth are dry everyday i wake up?

Why would it be that my eyes, nose, and mouth are dry everyday i wake up?

Srogren's ?: This can be a connective tissue related disease called sjrogrens if it is severe. If it truly gets better as the days goes on, may be just dry in your bedroom. Try running a cool mist humidifier in the room and do not use a celing fan. ...Read more

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