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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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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Begin with compression at the front of the nose
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Consider a gentle packing of the nose
Once
If continuous or frequent, seek emergency help
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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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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Sit upright
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Pinch nose
15 Min, Once for 1 day
Use a nasal decongestant
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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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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Elevate the head
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Apply pressure to the bleeding area
Once
Use a cool mist humidifier daily in winter for prevention
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Flaky Skin (Definition)

Flaky skin is a clinical finding in which the sky is dry and cracking. This can occur with sunburn, psoriasis, and ...Read more

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