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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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Could itchy throat be a cause of dry mouth?

Could itchy throat be a cause of dry mouth?

No: Not really but dryness will make itchy throat worse so you have to know the reason for your itchy throat. ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose, sore throat, dry mouth and itchy ear canal. What could this be?

I have a stuffy nose, sore throat, dry mouth and itchy ear canal. What could this be?

Call doctor: Best to call doctor to have entire head checked, then appropriate treatment can be started to get you back to health. ...Read more

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Heavy head like dull headache and dry scratchy throat?

Heavy head like dull headache and dry scratchy throat?

How long?: How long have these symptoms been present? If less than 10 days, these are likely from a cold. On the other hand, if it has been present for weeks, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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A bit sick. Somewhat irritated scratchy throat. My head hurt when I bend my head toward ground. Dry cough. Slight pain where scapula is? Not strep.

A bit sick. Somewhat irritated scratchy throat. My head hurt when I bend my head toward ground. Dry cough. Slight pain where scapula is? Not strep.

Viral: If you have had a throat swab and it was negative for both the quick id and throw culture then this is most likely a viral illness. It even could be the flu. ...Read more

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I have dry crusty nose and sinuses and a dry scratchy throat. My throat is red but there is a black spot in the back of my throat behind my tonsils an?

I have dry crusty nose and sinuses and a dry scratchy throat. My throat is red but there is a black spot in the back of my throat behind my tonsils an?

Get in to see a Dr.: Infections are either viral related and/or bacterial in nature. You should see a dr. To get a good clinical exam and determine what best course of treatment is right for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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9 year son has a rash over body stomach back and face runny nose dry cough head scratchy throat worried it chicken pox/measles?

9 year son has a rash over body stomach back and face runny nose dry cough head scratchy throat worried it chicken pox/measles?

Might be strep: A combination of a sore throat and a rash may indicate a strep infection. Have him seen by your doctor to visualize the rash and his throat. It is important to diagnose measles or chickenpox to prevent spread. All the best. ...Read more

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Do I have cold or sinus infection? Runny/stuffy nose, itchy scratchy throat, top right teeth seem sore, and my front right tooth has become super sensitive to temperature over night, now I seem to be feeling very cold, a dry cough and very chapped lips

Do I have cold or sinus infection? Runny/stuffy nose, itchy scratchy throat, top right teeth seem sore, and my front right tooth has become super sensitive to temperature over night, now I seem to be feeling very cold, a dry cough and very chapped lips

Maybe both: But usually when sinuses get infected the upper teeth become sore, the infection in the sinus can creat pressure which can push against the root of the teeth hence the sensitivity and soreness. The rest of your question I hope an md can answer! Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Scratchy throat, white tounge, roof of mouth is yellow with red spots. I don't have insurance, sppreciate any suggestion. I don't drink/smoke/drugs.,?

Scratchy throat, white tounge, roof of mouth is yellow with red spots. I don't have insurance, sppreciate any suggestion. I don't drink/smoke/drugs.,?

Thrush: Gargle with tea tree oil twice daily.
Diet;
Restrict all carbohydrates Avoid all dairy products except yogurt. Take a good quality multivit & probiotics daily.
Take plain yogurt 4-8 oz daily. May take Kefir-Russian yogurt full of probiotics.
Be your own detective to find out the precipitating factor.

Try caprylic acid, oil of oregano & garlic. Google for the details & check drhoffman. Com ...Read more

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Scratchy throat and irritated came on within 2 days. Taken halls, hot tea? No temp feel fine could barely sing @ mass? Tonsils have been out.

Scratchy throat and irritated came on within 2 days. Taken halls, hot tea? No temp feel fine could barely sing @ mass? Tonsils have been out.

Maybe strep, cold, etc: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold/flu viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc., except that allergies usually don't cause a fever. Flu causes fever. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of a strep throat infection. Doctors also have a 15-minute test for Flu A and Flu B. ...Read more

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I have been a bit sick, scratchy throat, sniffles, now I am hoarse. I don't feel congested but my head hurts when I bend forward. Feels like pressure.

I have been a bit sick, scratchy throat, sniffles, now I am hoarse. I don't feel congested but my head hurts when I bend forward. Feels like pressure.

Sinusitis: Your symptoms may indicate a sinus infection if they have been dragging for a few days. See your doctor. In the meantime, use a saline nasal spray and over the counter decongestants to help you with your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a scratchy throat and bumps on the back of my tongue. They're not white bumps, they're close to the color of my tongue. I'm also coughing.

I have a scratchy throat and bumps on the back of my tongue. They're not white bumps, they're close to the color of my tongue. I'm also coughing.

Sounds like you: Have a viral pharyngitis. If you don't have a fever, white spots (exudate), painful lymph nodes (bump) around the neck and the "lack" of a cough, odds that this is the more concerning strep throat is unlikely. If really bothersome review this with your doc, otherwise consider warm salt water gargles (8oz water warm to the touch with 1tsp noniodized salt), or a coating herbal tea like "Throat Coat" ...Read more

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I've been having head pressure sitting and worst when standing also scratchy throat any suggestions?

I've been having head pressure sitting and worst when standing also scratchy throat any suggestions?

How long?: If this has been present for just a couple of days, it may be from a cold. But this has been present for more than 10 days, then a sinus infection may account for much of your symptoms. See your doctor to get treated if the latter is the case. ...Read more

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I have a chronic scratchy throat with light phlegm (8+ months). Not thrush, not acid (tried ppis / changing diet), tonsils swell every 4-6 weeks.

I have a chronic scratchy throat with light phlegm (8+ months). Not thrush, not acid (tried ppis / changing diet), tonsils swell every 4-6 weeks.

Scratchy throat: You may have a postnasal drip or you could have an allergic nose that is responsible for your symptoms. Try an antihistamine like allegra, Claritin (loratadine) or xyterc and also make an appointment with an allergist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a stuffy head scratchy throat smells like onions outside what could I take to feel somewhat better by monday?

A few ideas: Vitamin c, zinc., push fluids, rest. Otc products such as sudafed. If you are smelling something bad, however, you may have a bacterial sinus infection. If your symptoms do not improve within a week, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What other medicine is safe to take with allegra (fexofenadine) d? My husband is having a congested/runny nose, scratchy throat, pressure in his head?

What other medicine is safe to take with allegra (fexofenadine) d? My husband is having a congested/runny nose, scratchy throat, pressure in his head?

A nasal steroid...: Your husband should consider an allergy evaluation, and likely an intranasal steroid and nasal saline rinses to help relieve his symptoms. There are a few medication options, but would consider an evaluation to determine which medication is best. ...Read more

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I have a scratchy throat, little bumps on very back of my tongue... today my bottom lip is swollen and yellowish and red Circular marks on my balls?

I have a scratchy throat, little bumps on very back of my tongue... today my bottom lip is swollen and yellowish and red Circular marks on my balls?

Here are some...: The specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms are not enough to deduce right answer. Of course, a physical exam is essential and some testing may be required for right diagnosis/care. But, it is not hard to put or sort all related things out correctly by following instruction/suggestion in articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Difference between cold and allergies? Runny stuffy nose clear discharge but yellow mucus spit up. Scratchy throat. 3 days now

Difference between cold and allergies? Runny stuffy nose clear discharge but yellow mucus spit up. Scratchy throat. 3 days now

Nostril edges: The neutrophils that are attracted to the tissue injury in a cold will discharge enzymes into the runny mucus and abrade the edges of the nostrils after a day or two. It this happens, consider that you probably have a cold. If it lasts for two weeks, or there's non-cold-like symptoms, get seen. ...Read more

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Scratchy throat, Impacted/Abcessed wisdom teeth pain, Severe jaw/chest pain in spasms. Constant mild jaw/tooth pain. Likelihood of endocarditis?

Scratchy throat, Impacted/Abcessed wisdom teeth pain, Severe jaw/chest pain in spasms. Constant mild jaw/tooth pain. Likelihood of endocarditis?

ER. Oral surgeon: Chest pain should be evaluated in ER NOW. If heart ok, will likely prescribe antibiotics, pain meds. Then see oral surgeon. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Could a dry scratchy throat be due to a toothpaste?

Could a dry scratchy throat be due to a toothpaste?

No connection: Other than eating or swallowing the toothpaste, no toothpaste will cause a dry scratchy throat.
Although unlikely, you may be allergic to the particular toothpaste or one of its ingredients. Simple solution: change brands. ...Read more

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What would cause dry, scratchy throat and coughing while talking?

Lack of saliva: Call your dentist/medical doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a PPI cause a dry/scratchy throat? 3 weeks ago was prescribed Lansoprazole for acid rflx, and I get an awful dry throat 15-30 minutes after dose.

Can a PPI cause a dry/scratchy throat? 3 weeks ago was prescribed Lansoprazole for acid rflx, and I get an awful dry throat 15-30 minutes after dose.

If it does, it does: If you have noted this association on more than one occasion, the answer then is yes- at least for you although this is not an expected reaction from PPIs. ...Read more

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Is a dry scratchy throat and tighness in the neck that makes me feel bloated after eating normal anxiety?

Is a dry scratchy throat and tighness in the neck that makes me feel bloated after eating normal anxiety?

No: That could be a sign of food allergy or intolerance. You should keep a food diary of which foods cause this reaction, then sit down with an allergist to review your symptoms and come up with an evaluation plan. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) (Definition)

Can be caused by loss of fluids from diarrhea or vomiting that leads to dehydration, or occasionally as a side effect of a medication. ...Read more