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What cause mouth shedding and skin irritations at corners of mouth on the inside?

What cause mouth shedding and skin irritations at corners of mouth on the inside?

Variety of possibili: most commonly this is perlech. It can be due to yeast. You can discuss this with your physician about anti-yeast medication, in further clinical evaluationto see if there is another possible cause. ...Read more

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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White coating on the tongue and chronic dry mouth . Any tips , causes etc ?

White coating on the tongue and chronic dry mouth . Any tips , causes etc ?

Dry mouth: There are many causes of dry mouth and white coating on the tongue like side effect of certain medications, certain diseases and infections (diabetes, anemia) to name a few. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Tongue is dry (thick white coating). Saliva pools on the floor of the mouth . Blocked dry nose and white thick post nasal drip?

Tongue is dry (thick white coating). Saliva pools on the floor of the mouth . Blocked dry nose and white thick post nasal drip?

How long?: Have these symptoms been present for long? Is your nose blocked because of crusty secretion and not turbinate swelling? If this has been present for more than a month, you may be suffering from sicca syndrome in which the glands secreting tears, saliva, and nasal mucus are no longer fully functioning. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of dry mouth and dry tongue?

What could be the cause of dry mouth and dry tongue?

Many causes: If the dryness is new, it may be dehydration, a medication side effect, or part of an infection. If it lasts longer, work-up would consider the above options as well as others, such as a possible auto-immune or thyroid issue, or other problems. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can chewing the skin on the inside of your mouth and cheeks and smoking cause mouth cancer?

Can chewing the skin on the inside of your mouth and cheeks and smoking cause mouth cancer?

Cancer risks: Smoking and drinking alcohol are known to be oral cancer risks. In over 40 years of dental practice I have never seen cheek biting lead to cancer. Combining risks (smoking and cheek biting) together may increase the risk. Why take a chance with your life, stop smoking before it's too late. ...Read more

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Whats the pathophysiology with mouth breathing and dry skin surrounding the mouth?

Mouth-breathing: Mouth-breathing is commonly caused by nasal obstruction. It could be swelling of the nasal membranes due to allergies or infection, or enlargement of the turbinates, small bones inside the nose, or even a deviated nasal septum. If it's a chronic problem and you want to have it evaluated, see an ENT (otolaryngologist) and a ct will probably be necessary. ...Read more

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Does chewing the skin on the inside of your mouth and cheeks and smoking cause mouth cancer?

Does chewing the skin on the inside of your mouth and cheeks and smoking cause mouth cancer?

Possibly.: Persistent cheek biting and especially smoking can cause white (leukoplakic) lesions in the area, that are predisposed to turning into cancerous lesions. It is important to break both habits soon. ...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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Sore throat,very smooth oral mucosa,bad mouth taste and tingling lips and itchy rash on hands feet and lips together with UTI, any possible diagnosis?

Sore throat,very smooth oral mucosa,bad mouth taste and tingling lips and itchy rash on hands feet and lips together with UTI, any possible diagnosis?

Multiple: You have a variety of symptoms involving lips, hands, feet, urinary tract , mouth..that it is difficult to guess at a diagnosis. Please see a family doctor to get an accurate history as to duration and severity and sequence of your symptoms. After some testing,a diagnosis will be reached.Best of luck and salaams. ...Read more

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Have problem with extreme mouth dryness using bipap with humidity to the point of lips and mouth peeling. Any suggestions?

Have problem with extreme mouth dryness using bipap with humidity to the point of lips and mouth peeling. Any suggestions?

Lip balm or change: Most of my patients are intolerant to the CPAP and we have converted them to the use of a mas (mandibular advancement splint). I use one personally--have for 7 years.See your sleep doc to verify correct functioning of your bipap, or seek a consultation with a trained sleep dentist. You can find one at: www.Aadsm.Org. Good luck. ...Read more

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Causes of dryness around the mouth ? Note, the lips are not chapped and the dryness is only around the mouth.

Causes of dryness around the mouth ? Note, the lips are not chapped and the dryness is only around the mouth.

Several: There are medical conditions which lead to underproduction of salivary mucous.There are also some medications that can do this as a side effect.I would wright down all the medications & supplements you take and schedule a visit with your doc. ...Read more

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What causes roof of mouth lacerations and bleeding?

What causes roof of mouth lacerations and bleeding?

Not normal: It could be a few things from pizza burns to some form of pathology. If it does not go away within a week or two, i would suggest a visit to a dentist or oral pathologist. ...Read more

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VASCULITIS flare causing petechiae (legs & roof of mouth). Have new very thick purple veins under tongue/floor of mouth. That also part of flare? Thnx

No it is unlikely: Small vessel vasculitis often cause painful petechia or ecchymosis for skin most common in legs. For mouth is usually ulcer rather than enlarge vein. ...Read more

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Can chronic dry mouth cause blocked salivary glands and other mouth issues?

Can chronic dry mouth cause blocked salivary glands and other mouth issues?

Dry mouth: I would expect that blocked salivary glands would be the cause of dry mouth better than the other way around. You should see a dentist to evaluate the patency of both your sublingual and parotid salivary glands. In the meantime use biotene or some other product to enhance and helpbto eliminate dry mouth. ...Read more

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40 years female, known diabetic, complaints of black discoloration patches over the tongue and buccal mucosa with oral ulcer. What is the diagnosis?

40 years female, known diabetic, complaints of black discoloration patches over the tongue and buccal mucosa with oral ulcer. What is the diagnosis?

Needs evaluation: New onset lesions and discoloration need proper professional evaluation. Most often are benign changes related to systemic causes but only a full medical and dental evaluation can determine the etiology. A biopsy is also often necessary to make a final diagnosis. ...Read more

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Treatment of excessive mouth watering?

Treatment of excessive mouth watering?

Medications: If you also have excessive sweating you may have a condition where the autonomic nervous system is over active and many of the secretory glands are working excessively. There are relatively safe medicines with modest side effects to control the condition.. Diagnosis must preceed treatment. ...Read more

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What are common causes of acid taste in mouth and constant coating on tongue?

What are common causes of acid taste in mouth and constant coating on tongue?

Many: Acid reflux, gerd, poor oral hygiene are just a few of the possibilities. If you have any gastrointestinal problems see your physician. For your dental problems, see a dentist. Brush and floss after every meal and spend at least 2 minutes each time. Use listerine or prohealth mouth rinse and also get a tongue scraper which should be used once a day. ...Read more

Mucosa (Definition)

Mucosa is the moist tissue that lines parts of the inside of your body, including your nose, mouth, lungs, and the ...Read more