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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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Does HERPES TYPE 1 cause Flu, Cough, painless bumps in the mouth and yellow urine? Please reply me.

Does HERPES TYPE 1 cause Flu, Cough, painless bumps in the mouth and yellow urine? Please reply me.

HSV I: HSV I is most commonly associated with a vesicular rash around mouth-common cold sore. First exposure to it may cause flu-like symptoms. ...Read more

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After getting a rotten egg taste in my mouth, a few hours later I am sick with flu like systoms, nause, vomiting and diarrhea, what is the cause?

After getting a rotten egg taste in my mouth, a few hours later I am sick with flu like systoms, nause, vomiting and diarrhea, what is the cause?

Intestinal bugs: There are intestinal sulphate-reducing bacteria that produce hydrogen sulfide, and this is the likely source of the rotten-eggs taste you complain about. Some evidence suggests sulfer-rich diets (dairy, eggs, dried fruits, certain vegetables) increase growth of these organisms. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is it rare for the tongue to turn a different color during a flu?

Is it rare for the tongue to turn a different color during a flu?

Sometimes: During flu or any illness that drops your resistance your tongue can develop fungal growth that can be stained by what you ingest and look colored. Check with your dentist to evaluate and treat if needed. ...Read more

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Hiv exposure 9 years ago. Female Giving blowjob to man of unknown status. Diagnosed with flu 8 months after exposure. Showing white on sides of tongue?

Hiv exposure 9 years ago. Female Giving blowjob to man of unknown status. Diagnosed with flu 8 months after exposure. Showing white on sides of tongue?

Tested for HIV: Have you been tested for HIV? If so when was last test? If not, need to be tested. White on sides of tongue can be several things. Some associated with HIV infection and others with no association to HIV. Recommend you get HIV tested if not tested recently. See doctor about white on sides of tongue. Only what to diagnose and treat is to see you and examine you. Hope this was helpful. Dr. R ...Read more

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I have thrush on my tongue is that due to having the flu virus?

I have thrush on my tongue is that due to having the flu virus?

Thrush: Adults do not generally get thrush without some predisposing factor. If you have not been on antibiotics recently or are having any difficulty eliminating this problem you may want to have your immune status examined and specifically exclude HIV as a source. ...Read more

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Hi. My mum has had flu for about 2weeks. She has a bitter taste in her mouth and has white patches on her tongue. She has also been coughing blood.

Hi. My mum has had flu for about 2weeks. She has a bitter taste in her mouth and has white patches on her tongue. She has also been coughing blood.

See a physician: Coughing blood is something that needs to be treated asap.
She has an infection, which may be secondary to her flu and should be evaluated to determine the best treatment protocols.
If she has currently been on antibiotics, the white patches may be yeast overgrowth. ...Read more

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I gave oral for the 1st time about 5 days ago & got sick shortly after with I thought the flu but now my tongue is green/white & lumpy towards throat?

I gave oral for the 1st time about 5 days ago & got sick shortly after with I thought the flu but now my tongue is green/white & lumpy towards throat?

STDs: What you described sounds like a sexually transmitted infection. You will need to see a doctor or healthcare provider to be evaluated and test for STDs. ...Read more

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Hi, had a flu and it is better but it hurts to swallow, the back of my tongue is painful constantly and so are my ears with no redness?

Hi, had a flu and it is better but it hurts to swallow, the back of my tongue is painful constantly and so are my ears with no redness?

May be inflamed: "Flu" is the condition caused by the influenza virus with symptoms of runny nose, fever, sore throat and cough. However, lay people tend to call the ailment that causes vomiting and diarrhea flu also. If you had vomiting with your bout of flu, it would not be unusual to have persistent inflammation in the esophagus, back of throat and tongue with referred pain to the ears for a couple of days. ...Read more

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I have a cold or flu I'm coughing n sinus congestion I looked in my throat my uvula is like stringy hanging down touching my tongue is this something l souls be concerned about? I think it's making me cough more Is there anything I can take for it to shri

I have a cold or flu I'm coughing n sinus congestion I looked in my throat my uvula is like stringy hanging down touching my tongue is this something l souls be concerned about? I think it's making me cough more Is there anything I can take for it to shri

Enlarged uvula: Swollen uvula you describe is extremely uncomfortable and does cause coughing and chocking sensation.
a. no hot drinks. Cool or cold drinks
b no gargling
c. Clear. Ease lozenges are papain/bromelain that reduce this type of swelling.

If it remains long and bothersome, removal can be done in the office. ...Read more

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Hive like rash all over. Flu like symptoms. Swollen white tongue with red spots. Had unprotected oral sex with man and woman. Is this Hiv? Plz help!!

Hive like rash all over. Flu like symptoms. Swollen white tongue with red spots. Had unprotected oral sex with man and woman. Is this Hiv? Plz help!!

Need testing: Instead of panicking, please make an appointment with your medical provider for HIV testing, history, and physical. There are also over-the-counter tests available which are not cheap. Next time, use protection please. I sincerely hope your hiv test is negative. ...Read more

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Hi, I have sweet taste in my mouth for 5 days now. Should I worry about this? I've been down w/ flu for a week but now recovering, though still coughing.

Hi, I have sweet taste in my mouth for 5 days now. Should I worry about this? I've been down w/ flu for a week but now recovering, though still coughing.

Dysgeusia: Sometimes a viral or upper respiratiory infection can cause symptoms of dysgeusia, which is an abnormal taste (and smell) sensation. The mucous coughed up can have a sweet taste to it. These symptoms should resolve as the infection resolves. If not, you should be seen for other causes of the abnormal taste in your mouth. ...Read more

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I don't have any pain in my thraot but some white spots in my left tonsil are there. I also have headache, flu, bodyaches and mouth is tasteless?

I don't have any pain in my thraot but some white spots in my left tonsil are there. I also have headache, flu, bodyaches and mouth is tasteless?

You sound sick.: Even without a sore throat, with the rest of those symptoms you do sound sick. And if this is truly a tonsillitis, then you may need an antibiotic as these are typically bacterial. ...Read more

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Been ill with mild flu to 5 days now, foul taste in mouth --->?

Been ill with mild flu to 5 days now, foul taste in mouth --->?

Several things: Could be from post nasal drip down the back of your throat causing a foul taste in your mouth. If you have upper tooth pain, face pain, along with drainage that is discolored from your mouth or nose seek medical attention. Brush your teeth often with a good toothbrush that is not old. You might want to soak your toothbrush in an antibacterial mouthwash overnight too. ...Read more

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Is the flu test a blood test or mouth swab?

Is the flu test a blood test or mouth swab?

Flu test: Rapid tests for influenza involve taking a swab of the nose. More definite diagnosis involves 2 blood tests - one during the acute illness and another 2 to 4 weeks after it. ...Read more

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Flu/cold symptoms and mouth pain, what to do?

Flu/cold symptoms and mouth pain, what to do?

Tips: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Have flu and my mouth has a bad taste. How to get rid of the taste?

Have flu and my mouth has a bad taste. How to get rid of the taste?

Try garling with: Warm salt water (do not swallow). If you have flu, hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! ...Read more

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Why do you get a strange taste in your mouth when you have a cold or flu?

Why do you get a strange taste in your mouth when you have a cold or flu?

Mucous: The odd taste is probably from the post nasal mucous drip. It can all be caused by the virus and there could be a sinus infection and the taste may be from the bacterial discharge you are swallowing. ...Read more

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Gt a flu/cold with citrus taste in mouth like oranges no dental problems just started!?

Gt a flu/cold with citrus taste in mouth like oranges no dental problems just started!?

Acid reflux: A citrus taste would indicate the presence of acid mixing with your saliva. This might be a result of acid reflux possibly caused by medication. Temporarily discontinue any otc medications & your mouth should return to normal. ...Read more

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I have costchondritis the flu and all of a sudden u got the taste of blood in my mouth what can it be?

Another infection: Influenza is often associated with signficant coughing with chest congestion. One of the flu's most common complications is pneumonia, and with this often the cough becomes more productive of colored sputum and sometime blood. All the coughing associated with the influenza or other chest infection can lead to the costrocondritis which is inflammation in the joint between your ribs and chest plate. ...Read more

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Can you get a strange taste in your mouth after having the flu shot?

Maybe: Depends on the composition of the flu shot, whether or not it contains an active preservative that might be metallic, like mercury. Less so if there is no preservative. Ask the doctor or health personnel who gave you the shot. ...Read more

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I have the flu, with an awful cough which I bring up a lot of muccus from my mouth and nostrils. What medicine would help cough?

I have the flu, with an awful cough which I bring up a lot of muccus from my mouth and nostrils. What medicine would help cough?

Time: If you have the influenza virus, the only remedy is time. You can try some of the over-the-counter cough products like Robitussin or delsym, but these may not be all that effective. If it has been less than 2 days since the fever started from influenza, you may also ask your doctor about prescribing tamiflu (oseltamivir) which may help to less the duration & severity of the illness. ...Read more