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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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What is the definition or description of: Mouth itching?

What is the definition or description of: Mouth itching?

Mouth itching: Mouth itching = unpleasant sensation that creates an urge to scratch in or around the oral cavity. ...Read more

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Why is the back of my mouth itching today?

Why is the back of my mouth itching today?

Infection: Could be pharyngitis, probably viral or related to postnasal drip from seasonal issues. Gargle with salt water and can use soothing mouth rinse such as biotene. If it perssits see md for exam. ...Read more

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How come my mouth itching so much when I eat/drink things?

How come my mouth itching so much when I eat/drink things?

Allergies?: You may be allergic or sensitive to some of the foods and liquids you ingest. See your dentist to give you a thorough oral exam to rule out other possible causes. You might want to see an allergist as well. See if you can figure it out yourself. Pay attention to what causes this and if there is some common link (such as citrus, cinnamon, etc.). ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can stop the roof of my mouth itching?

Can I tell me how I can stop the roof of my mouth itching?

Intraoral Itching: See a dentist for an examination and evaluation. The cause of the itching will determine treatment, if any, and possible prevention. There are many possibilities here. ...Read more

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Why is my throat and mouth itching so badly? What could it be?

Why is my throat and mouth itching so badly? What could it be?

Food Allergy: It could be that you have recently eaten something that you may have been allergic to, such as shellfish, or citrus fruits in excess, or maybe msg in some soy sauce. ...Read more

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Roof of mouth itching and ears. I have a sinus infection and bad allergies is that normal? It's been going on for a couple days

Roof of mouth itching and ears. I have a sinus infection and bad allergies is that normal? It's been going on for a couple days

Allergies: Sounds like your allergies are acting up, I suggest you consult an allergist to achieve better long term control of your symptoms and avoid repeated sinus infections. ...Read more

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I have strep throat. Took 3 pills250 clarithromycin had to stop due to mouth itching. Got through two days of zpack and itching. Enough to kill it?

I have strep throat. Took 3 pills250 clarithromycin had to stop due to mouth itching. Got through two days of zpack and itching. Enough to kill it?

Maybe/maybe not: There are some strains that are relatively resistant to that family of antibiotics. A partial treatment may be too brief and you may remain contageous. You might check back with your doc and see if s/he will send out something else. ...Read more

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23y.o female. Roof of mouth itching conbined with very sore throat. Fever101.6. Ear pain and itching as well. Thoughts?

23y.o female. Roof of mouth itching conbined with very sore throat. Fever101.6. Ear pain and itching as well. Thoughts?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat)... or when she is an adult patient who also has a fever of 101.6. ...Read more

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I washed my hair with lice shampoo and used the treatment but head still itches. Help?

I washed my hair with lice shampoo and used the treatment but head still itches. Help?

Check again: I would thouroughly check your head and hair again for any remaining lice or nits. Often, many of the treatments need to be repeated one week after initial treatment. Also, keep in mind that the shampoos used to treat lice can cause some irritation to the scalp which can induce itching and may not represent a residual lice infestation. ...Read more

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I've recently begun to have intense itching of my scalp at night. What causes it & what is recommended treatment?)I have dry mouth--any connection?

I've recently begun to have intense itching of my scalp at night. What causes it & what is recommended treatment?)I have dry mouth--any connection?

More info needed: Most identifiable causes of itchy scalp are associated with rash, scale, or other visible skin abnormalities. A thorough description or a good look at the scalp would be helpful. Any new hair/scalp products being used? Hard to think of a connection with dry mouth, unless you're using an antihistamine for the itch. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter or home remedy for a swollen, itchy eye lid? My left eye is swollen and has been for a week. It itches too. Well, my eye lid is itchy not my eye itself. There isn't a knot or anything like that. My eye itself isn't red or

Is there an over-the-counter or home remedy for a swollen, itchy eye lid? My left eye is swollen and has been for a week. It itches too. Well, my eye lid is itchy not my eye itself. There isn't a knot or anything like that. My eye itself isn't red or

This: This is not time for a home remedy, you have already waited too long to get the situation evaluated by your physician. I suggest contacting your physician immediately for an evaluation. You run the ultimate risk of losing eyesight in that eye. ...Read more

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At different times in the past 2 weeks the area around my mouth itches really bad. Why is that?

Irritation/allergy: Irritation from licking the lips could cause this. A perioral dermatitis is another possibility. Hydrocortisone 1% cream (available otc) may help. Contact allergy is another possibility, and if the offending substance can be identified, avoidance is the best strategy. ...Read more

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Mouth/tongue itches when eating avocados. What does this sound like?

Mouth/tongue itches when eating avocados. What does this sound like?

Allergy: I have several patients that have reported that sensation to me and it seems to be a very mild contact dermatitis. Nothing to worry about unless you start to have tongue swelling or difficulty breathing (pretty rare). ...Read more

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I was had 3 teeth pulled, my mouth really itches now, what's wrong?

Normal: What you feel is the tissue reattaching and healing. As long as there is no pain all is well. ...Read more

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The skin around my mouth itches and the roof of my mouth itches why?

The skin around my mouth itches and the roof of my mouth itches why?

Irritated: These areas may be irritated from food exposure. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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My nose is bleeding and blood is getting in my mouth and itches. Why? How to prevent this?

My nose is bleeding and blood is getting in my mouth and itches. Why? How to prevent this?

See your doctor: You need to see your doctor to find out why this is happening. Once that question is answered, then the appropriate treatment can be dispensed. ...Read more

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What to do if I just had 3 teeth pulled and my mouth is still numb. I have a gauze in my mouth but it really itches. Why?

What to do if I just had 3 teeth pulled and my mouth is still numb. I have a gauze in my mouth but it really itches. Why?

Normal: If you just had your teeth pulled those sensations seem normal and should go away within 12 to 24 hours. If not call your dentist. The gauze can be removed when the bleeding has stopped. ...Read more

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My Brother is has a rash and blisters on his mouth hand feet it itches and is painful what could it be?

My Brother is has a rash and blisters on his mouth hand feet it itches and is painful what could it be?

Allergic reaction...: 20 y/o says, my brother has a rash and blisters on his mouth hand and feet and is painful what could it be? Sounds like some Allergic reaction to food/ medicine/ Drink Could also be Contact, though Contact is less likely. Take him to ER as as as you can. ...Read more

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The roof of my mouth itches but I never really eat anything around the time that it happens. Any ideas?

The roof of my mouth itches but I never really eat anything around the time that it happens. Any ideas?

Nope: Talk to your Dentist and PCP to make sure it is not a reaction to any of the medicine you take, or food allergy or Local Mucosal Infection. ...Read more

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I have a small red sore on the surrounding skin by my mouth on my face. It itches a lot.

I have a small red sore on the surrounding skin by my mouth on my face. It itches a lot.

Many causes: There are many possible causes of a red itchy sore on the face - allergy to makeup, tinea (fungal infection), a bacterial infection, and cheilitis are some possibilities. If this continues, see your doctor! ...Read more

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I have a bad cold and the inside of my mouth itches badly and it's preventing me from sleeping. What can I do to relieve it?

I have a bad cold and the inside of my mouth itches badly and it's preventing me from sleeping. What can I do to relieve it?

Treat symptoms: You can get Claritain D12hr and take twice a day with antiflamitory like Advil or Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) these will reduce your symptoms. If you don't get better in 3-4 days then see your doctor. Drink plenty of fluids and you should feel better soon! ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Mouth Itching (Definition)

Mouth itching = unpleasant sensation that creates an urge to scratch in or ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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