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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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The inside of my mouth itches so bad and i rubbed my tounge on the roof of my mouth. so now my gums are swollen and the corners of my mouth itches.

The inside of my mouth itches so bad and i rubbed my tounge on the roof of my mouth. so now my gums are swollen and the corners of my mouth itches.

Perhaps: Perhaps an allergic response to food/Meds/supplements. Can be caused by smoking. Could be viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. Call your Dentist for an immediate examination. If throat swells or airway becomes compromised call 911 or have someone rush you to ER. ...Read more

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Last week I got a tonsillectomy now the left side of my mouth itches (teeth & gums)and hurts X-ray came neg for abscess what is it? Hurts to bite.

Last week I got a tonsillectomy now the left side of my mouth itches (teeth & gums)and hurts X-ray came neg for abscess what is it? Hurts to bite.

Displaced TMJ disc: During procedure when they had your mouth wide open for the precedure, the disc may have displaced and your bite is now off causing pain when your teeth meet. If the itchy teeth and gums are only in the upper teeth could be dis location is pressing on a ligament Do you hear any new noises when you open and close? Hearing slightly diminished? See your dentist for TMJ eval;avoid hard foods ...Read more

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What medications cause itching gums?

What medications cause itching gums?

None specifically: To my knowledge there are no medications that are specifically known to cause itching gums (as a side effect). See your dentist for an oral evaluation. It's probably something else that causing it. If your dentist doesn't think it's dentally related, see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have continuous itching mixed with pain all over my body, head gums, but it will go away if i take larotadine. When i take larotadine, it will buy me at least a week, if i don't take at all probably it will make me deat of itchin with pain, when it com

Gums addressed: Claritin (loratadine) may only be masking something deeper. Your gum tissues are attempting to tell you that you may have a neuralgia, autoimmune disease, shingles, or general reaction to something you are being exposed to. All of which are fairly serious. Please visit a rheumatologist or allergist, and if you ever have trouble breathing or swallowing call 911. ...Read more

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My gums have been itching and bleed everytime i brush and hurt ?

My gums have been itching and bleed everytime i brush and hurt
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Gingivitis: Since you are only 18 years old, this usually is a symptom of gingivitis, which is fairly easy to treat (unless you have ljp or post ljp, then it would be hard to treat). Gingivitis is inflammation of the gum. A good cleaning would be adequate. Ljp would involved antibiotics, scaling and root planing, laser, grafting, and follow ups with strict recall appointment. Ljp destroyed bone severely. ...Read more

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I have an itching sensation on my gums, touched it to see if there was any pain and it started bleeding. Now I have a bump and a red dot on my gums?

I have an itching sensation on my gums, touched it to see if there was any pain and it started bleeding. Now I have a bump and a red dot on my gums?

Inflammation: Itching, bleeding gingiva indicate inflammation. Any swelling or "bumps" may also mean infection. You need to be examined by a local dentist to determine the cause of your problem and what is needed to resolve the issues. ...Read more

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My right upper back part of my gums have been itching profusely. I've managed to itch them. I've also noticed a little white sore or bubble. Soar gums?

Possible infection?: It could be an infection, so therefore have it checked out as soon as possible by a dentist. Although it could be something else, and may not even need any treatment, it's better to be safe than sorry. You don't want to take the chance on a much more serious flare-up, especially during the night or the weekend when no dentist is available to help resolve the issue. ...Read more

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I have itching all over the body and cuts in gum in mouth and burning toung.

How long?: If these problems just started a couple of days ago, that may be just from a viral infection if a drug reaction has been ruled out. On the other hand, if this is caused by a drug recently, you need to see a doctor ASAP. There are many causes for itching and thus a dermatology consult may be warranted if the problem has persisted for more than 2 weeks or is getting worse. ...Read more

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When I eat walnuts, my gums become slightly irritated (sore), no itching or swelling, is this an allergy?

When I eat walnuts, my gums become slightly irritated (sore), no itching or swelling, is this an allergy?

Avoid walnut & pecan: You might have oral allergy syndrome, a cross-reaction between allergens in raw fruits, vegetables & nuts & those in birch & ragweed pollens. The resemblance & the consequent symptoms of itchy mouth & throat tickle disappear with sufficient heating of the food. Neither home nor medical cures work so its best to avoid these nuts. An allergist can help sort this out from true walnut/pecan allergy. ...Read more

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I have a cough that itches n hurts slightly in my chest and I have a cough even when I'm not sick and I'm a smoker could it b phnumonia?

I have a cough that itches n hurts slightly in my chest and I have a cough even when I'm not sick and I'm a smoker could it b phnumonia?

Chest Cough - cause?: So, without a list of other associated signs & symptoms, I could not safely or professionally diagnose pneumonia in a such a setting. Ur q says ur a smoker, but profile says non-smoker. smokers may develop cough over time, as well as, ironically, brief exacerbation of cough when they try to quit or cut back smoking. Don't be discouraged! Quitting is by far the healthiest thing you can do! D/w pcp. ...Read more

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This past Wednesday i took one 50mg tramadol capsule. Got very sick, thought I was gonna die.my scalp still burns and itches and still have headache?

This past Wednesday i took one 50mg tramadol capsule. Got very sick, thought I was gonna die.my scalp still burns and itches and still have headache?

A capsule?: Haven't seen a true capsule for tramadol (they always seem to be tablets). So, one can bring the capsules back to the pharmacy or doctor to confirm they truly are tramadol. Perhaps the capsule is a combination drug, containing tramadol and something else. As for the symptoms, one can ask her primary doctor to see if it may be an allergic reaction to a drug, or be part of the original illness. ...Read more

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My mom for 5 months has had bug crawling sensation all over her body and it itches with not sure if it's scabies or sars but she is sick all the time?

My mom for 5 months has had bug crawling sensation all over her body and it itches with not sure if it's scabies or sars but she is sick all the time?

Or. . . : If there is no obvious rash before the itch, she may be suffering from a neurodermatitis. This is a skin condition that occurs in people with depression, anxiety disorder, ocd, and others. Alternatively, this could be a medication reaction. She should check with her doctor for assessment and referral. ...Read more

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Sick wight discharge.it smells like rotten cheese,sometimes it gets pink or brown. vagina itches badly and is covered by white stuff like toilet paper?

Sick wight discharge.it smells like rotten cheese,sometimes it gets pink or brown. vagina itches badly and is covered by white stuff like toilet paper?

See doctor: It sounds like you definitely have an infection. Could be simple like a yeast infection, or could be a more serious STD. But definitely if you have white placques or papules, then probably yeast, but would want to make sure isn't herpes or syphilis. Normal for discharge to get pink or brown, that's usually discharge mixed with some new or old blood from menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Both of my children woke up with a rash this morning. One daughter had it on her arm the other daughter has it all over her back and some on her arm. They are not showing any sick symptoms. No fevers at all. They say it itches sometimes. We did visit a lo

Both of my children woke up with a rash this morning. One daughter had it on her arm the other daughter has it all over her back and some on her arm. They are not showing any sick symptoms. No fevers at all. They say it itches sometimes. We did visit a lo

Bites: The distribution of the lesions and the fact that both children sleeping in the same bed developed the lesions at the same time makes it likely they are bites. Try to discover the source. Keep the lesions clean and use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for any itching. All the best. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more