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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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Dry mouth and throat with constant stuffy nose ?

Dry mouth and throat with constant stuffy nose


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One causes the other: The constantly stuffy nose leads to mouth breathing which in turn leads to your dry mouth and throat. Fix your nose and the mouth and throat improve. Allergies, chronic infection, anatomical blockages all can be involved. As an ENT doctor i think starting with an ENT evaluation makes the mot sense. ...Read more

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Help! what can cause dry mouth and tongue feeling raw and dry? Also roof of mouth is sore?

Help! what can cause dry mouth and tongue feeling raw and dry? Also roof of mouth is sore?

Side effects: Could be a side effects from certain meds. Like antibiotics, are you on any meds.? Also severe stress causes similar symptoms ...Read more

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Why does breathing through the mouth dry the windpipe and cause dry sore throat?

Why does breathing through the mouth dry the windpipe and cause dry sore throat?

Nose humidifies more: Your respiratory system is designed with a natural humidifying organ, your nose. When you do not breathe through it, the air bypasses its humidifier and reaches the throat and lungs still dry. When you do breathe through your nose, the air is 100% humidified by the time it reaches those places. Your nasal membranes secrete about a quart of fluid a day, much of it water vapor reabsorbed in the lung. ...Read more

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Chronic chapped lips, dry mouth and throat while sleeping. Help?

Chronic chapped lips, dry mouth and throat while sleeping. Help?

Mouth breather: Are you a mouth breather? This can make your mouth and throat very dry. Your doctor can evaluate you for sinus blockage, allergies, deviated septum. Or other reasons for blockage. Breathe rite strips helps some people breath better at night. ...Read more

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Swollen glands with severe pain, dry mouth, and difficulty swallowing?

Swollen glands with severe pain, dry mouth, and difficulty  swallowing?

Seek care: These types of symptoms could be from a variety of illnesses. My best suggestion is to please get to a primary care physician asap, so that they can run some diagnostic tests to try to pinpoint the cause of the problem and help you feel better soon, before you potentially get others around you sick. ...Read more

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Extremely dry mouth and dry lips?

Extremely dry mouth and dry lips?

Ask your physician: The mouth is a very good judge of your overall health. Changes in salivary flow can be local or systemic but are always worth a thorough evaluation. Your physician as well as your dentist should be aware of these changes. ...Read more

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Symptoms include: lump in throat sore jaws dry mouth loss of appetite sometimes bitter/bland taste in mouth and nausea. What could it be?

Symptoms include: lump in throat sore jaws dry mouth loss of appetite sometimes bitter/bland taste in mouth and nausea. What could it be?

Medications: The first thing that i would check is your current list of medications. Many medications can have side effects that could give you some of the symptoms that you are describing. ...Read more

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When i wake up my nose cogested and slightly blocked phlegm in throat and dry mouth also during day dry mouth although idont breath from mouth why?

When i wake up my nose cogested and slightly blocked phlegm in throat and dry mouth also during day dry mouth although idont breath from mouth why?

Dry mouth: Your symptoms are very non specific. Dry mouth as you indicate could be anything from snoring to sleep apnea to early signs of diabetes. I would suggest a thorough exam from your primary care physician to eliminate has many Causes as possible ...Read more

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Painful rash in mouth and throat?

Painful rash in mouth and throat?

Multiple causes: There are multiple causes of painful rash in the mouth and throat. Everything from viral illnesses to much worse. So, i would have it checked. ...Read more

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Metallic taste in mouth. My tongue and roof of mouth feel raw. Throat feels tight.?

Metallic taste in mouth. My tongue and roof of mouth feel raw. Throat feels tight.?

Dry Mouth: Can also cause the symptoms mentioned. Use non alcoholic mouth rinse and drink non sugary fluids to moisten the throat and mouth. Observe though if the tightness of the throat is due to constriction. It can be an allergic reaction to something taken or inhaled. Call your doctor. If you cannot breathe and started wheezing, it is an emergency situation. ...Read more

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Can dry mouth cause tongue and lip tingling.

Can dry mouth cause tongue and lip tingling.

Possibly: A dry mouth can cause many things. Multiple medications are a common source . There are salivary substitutes on the market to try and see if they help. ...Read more

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White tongue and dry throat?

White tongue and dry throat?

Could be related: Regardless this requires a review of your medical and dental history as well as a one on one clinical exam. See your dentist for that. The internet is great for gathering basic general information but can't replace the doctor\patient relationship visit. ...Read more

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Throat itch large taste buds in back of mouth and dry mouth should i be worried?

Throat itch large taste buds in back of mouth and dry mouth should i be worried?

Throatitch: Itching most likely allergy however can be secondary to irritant or inflammatory agent, e.g. alcohol, smoking. Dry mouth can be from same, dehydration, mouth breathing during sleep, medications, salivary gland degeneration/ atrophy, radiation therapy, etc. keep mental diary re; when these sx occur, see correlation. ...Read more

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Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) (Definition)

A condition in which a person can't generate enough saliva to keep the mouth moist. 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


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