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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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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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I have small patches of dry flaky skin on my head, what is it?

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I have small patches of dry flaky skin on my head, what is it?

Seborrhea: Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory rash along the scalp, secondary to a yeast. The rash can have a spectrum from mild dandruff, to severe red itchy plaques. Treatments can consist of over the counter shampoos that contain zinc pyrithione or selenium sulfide. There are prescription shampoos that can treat the yeast or the inflammation. ...Read more

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Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Penile dermatitis: There are too many possibilities to make an educated guess. Most genital rashes are not STDs, and this doesn't sound like one. Best to see a doctor sooner rather than later. Start with your personal physician, or perhaps a dermatologist. Good luck. ...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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Itchy, flaky skin and smell bad at the head of my penis. Can men get yeast infections? Is that what it could be?

Itchy, flaky skin and smell bad at the head of my penis. Can men get yeast infections? Is that what it could be?

Men ; Yeast: Yes, men can get yeast infections. Your doc can help w/antibiotics. There are natural supplements such as olive leaf extract that can also be used. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why do I have dry, flaky skin around the corners of my mouth?

Why do I have dry, flaky skin around the corners of my mouth?

Yeast and drool: This is a common problem. It is referred to as perleche. Try brushing the top of your tongue when you brush your teeth. Also wash out any saliva that accumulates over night first thing in the morning. Go to the pharmacy and buy lotrimin (clotrimazole) and Hydrocortisone 1 percent ointment and apply one right on top of the other twice daily for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Hi, I have dry flaky skin around my mouth what should I do?

Hi, I have dry flaky skin around my mouth what should I do?

Flaky skin treatment: Flaky skin around the mouth could represent a number of conditions. There could commonly be a mild inflammatory process such as dermatitis that responds to an over the counter hydrocortisone cream. You may also have some yeast colonization as a possibility. Finally make sure you are getting adequate b vitamins and zinc in your diet. ...Read more

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How would I get rid of extreme dry flaky skin around my mouth ?

How would I get rid of extreme dry flaky skin around my mouth ?

Depends...: It all depends on what is causing it. It might be related to dry skin or dermatitis so I would recommend to try a chap stick which you can get over the counter in many pharmacies. If not better with that it might be related to a skin condition that may require other type of treatment so you would need to see your provider in order to have something prescribed. ...Read more

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Dry, scaly and flaky skin at around and at my nose. There is no inflammation. It occurs always.Please help.

Dry, scaly and flaky skin at around and at my nose. There is no inflammation. It occurs always.Please help.

Scaly skin: You probably have eczema which is a very common condition that comes and goes. It's not dangerous and can be treated with cortisone creams twice a day. Start with an over the counter preparation. If that doesn't work, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red, bumpy, patchy, dry spots next to corners of mouth/chin. Also on outside corners of nose and eyelid. It's burns. What is this?

Red, bumpy, patchy, dry spots next to corners of mouth/chin. Also on outside corners of nose and eyelid. It's burns. What is this?

Dry skin or infectio: Could be dry skin --use humidifier in room & lotion: if makes it worse could be Angular stomatitis (for mouth issue) which can be due to: long list: see eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for whole list. May need diet modification or antibiotic or antifungal cream. See dermatologist if initial diet changes do not help. ...Read more

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Have excessively dry skin at the corners of mouth. How do I treat it?

Have excessively dry skin at the corners of mouth. How do I treat it?

Mouth rash: You may have a fungal infection at the vorner of your mouth, this can be from drooling if you snore or sleep with your mouth open. Fix the underlying problem first, you need an antifungal cream for your lips. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of dry flaky skin on my upper lip from waxing?

How do I get rid of dry flaky skin on my upper lip from waxing?

Dry skin upper lip: You are likely experiencing a short period of reactive dermatitis (inflammation) after the waxing treatment. It should respond to topical treatment of over-the-counter Hydrocortisone 1% cream at night, with aloe or moisturizer during the day. If it persists, have your dermatologist examine you. www.hovecenter.com. ...Read more

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Consistent red, flaky skin around mouth?

Many possibilities: Many causes include eczema or atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, perioral derm, contact derm or allergic reaction, irritant dermatitis, dryness or sun damage, actinic keratoses. See your doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of flaky skin on my nose?

Seborrheic Derm: Seborrheic dermatitis is thought to be due to a combination of an over production of skin oil and irritation from a yeast called malassezia.
Seborrheic dermatitis appears to run in families. Stress, fatigue, weather extremes, oily skin, infrequent shampoos or skin cleaning, use of lotions that contain alcohol, skin disorders (such as acne), or obesity may increase the risk. Rx with promiseb. ...Read more

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Why do I get flaky skin around my mouth when i kiss?

Exfoliation: Kissing can cause dryness, chafing, irritation, peeling or exfoliation of the skin. Moisturizer with vaseline, aquaphor, chapstick or lip balm. ...Read more

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I have flaky dry skin spots on the head of my penis and they wont go away... no itch. But some mild pain?

I have flaky dry skin spots on the head of my penis and they wont go away... no itch. But some mild pain?

Many factors...: ...including: friction caused by rubbing against clothing, foreplay, intercourse or masturbation. Laundry detergents/lotions/different soaps. Eczema which can be treated with a steroid cream, OTC or prescribed. Could be a fungus, which may require prescribed topical cream. Use fragrance free mild soap, wear cotton underwear, use extra rinse in wash, use lubricant for sex, etc. See doc if persists. ...Read more

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I am 24 and my skin is dull and dry with blackness around my mouth and nose. What does this sound like?

I am 24 and my skin is dull and dry with blackness around my mouth and nose. What does this sound like?

Uncertain: This skin issue would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...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?

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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If I have flaky skin on the side of my nose, how can I get the white stuff off?

If I have flaky skin on the side of my nose, how can I get the white stuff off?

See your Dr.: It would be nice to find out the root of the problem. Therefore you need to see a dermatologist. Once you have been properly diagnosed we can attempt proper options on how to better treat this condition. ...Read more

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I have flaky skin around mouth. It gets irritated and red. I don't have chapped lips. Tried everything!

Dermatitis: This could be perioral dermatitis or sometimes a yeast infection can be present. First line of therapy is to not to irritate it. A topical low-med potency steroid will probably clear it up. may need antifungal if it is determined that this is a yeast infection. ...Read more

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I have flaky skin on my legs and nose. I have had skin cancer on my nose. How do I stop flaky skin.

I have flaky skin on my legs and nose. I have had skin cancer on my nose. How do I stop flaky skin.

Possible dry skin: Proper use of moisturizer should help. Seborrheic dermatitis can also cause flakes, specially on the face. A dermatologist can help. ...Read more

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My son has a round spot on his head and is losing his hair in that area ..that area is dry flaky .. What can I do to help him?

My son has a round spot on his head and is losing his hair in that area  ..that area is dry flaky .. What can I do to help him?

See a dermatologist: This is too important to fool around. Forget the tea tree oil and other clumsy actions. Begin with accurate definition of the problem. A dermatologist is your best choice. There are various possible diagnoses, each with a different remedy. ...Read more

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