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Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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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


Dr. Sandra Eleczko Dr. Eleczko
Dentistry
32 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Why do I have a nasty taste in my mouth? And how do I get rid of this?

Why do I have a nasty taste in my mouth? And how do I get rid of this?

See a dentist: The most common reason for a bad taste is beccause your mouth is unhealthy. Infections and gum disease will cause bad breath and bad tastes. See a dentist and find out exactly what is going on in your mouth and get the treatmetn you need to fix this problem. It will not get better on its own. ...Read more

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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My daughter always gets sores in her mouth. What causes this and how do I get rid of them and prevent them?

My daughter always gets sores in her mouth. What causes this and how do I get rid of them and prevent them?

Aphthae: These are common and usually only a minor bother. A specific cause is rarely found.Try sucking on a clove if you need pain relief. Occassionally it hurts enough to warrent a medical investigation and prescription. ...Read more

Dr. Vicki Levine Dr. Levine
Dermatology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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I have sores at the crease of where my mouth opens how do I get rid of it?

I have sores at the crease of where my mouth opens how do I get rid of it?

OTC CTEAMS: Buy a one percent Hydrocortisone cream and an anti-fungal cream. Mix them together equally and plot apply small amount to the angles of your mouth twice a day, especially before you go to bed at night. Once the rash has resolved you can just put the zinc oxide at the corners of your mouth before you go to bed. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Litt Dr. Litt
Dermatology
67 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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I have sores at the crease of where my mouth opens. How do I get rid of it?

I have sores  at the crease of where my mouth opens. How do I get rid of it?

MOUTH CORNERS SORE: Without looking i couldn't be sure, but it sounds as if you have a condition called angular stomatitis or perleche. Often due to a yeast infection. Stop chewing gum, use a mild toothpaste (tom's of maine is a good one); don't eat raw fruit without cutting it up. A prescription product called mycolog cream can sometimes help. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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How do I get rid of a big bump in my mouth?

How do I get rid of a big bump in my mouth?

See your dentist: Some conditions like big lump or bump in your mouth require further assessment and your primary care doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your dentist first for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. David Jakubowicz Dr. Jakubowicz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
18 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Do I have herpes of the tongue/mouth and if so how do I get rid of it?

Culture: Oral herpes is common and can be diagnosed with blood test or culture. Antiherpetic medicines can help eradicate a lesion but will not cure you of the disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Why do these spots keep coming up around my mouth, and how do I get rid of them fast !?

Why do these spots keep coming up around my mouth, and how do I get rid of them fast !?

Spots: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Ryan Dr. Ryan
Dentistry
46 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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I think I have an ulcer in my mouth. How do I get rid of this?

I think I have an ulcer in my mouth. How do I get rid of this?

Depends on source: If the ulcer is traumatic in nature, it must be protected until healing can proceed. If the ulcer is infectious in nature (viral) or you have canker sores or if it is due to autoimmune issues, it just needs to heal on it's own. Some allergies can cause ulceration of oral tissues. If this is the cause, the offending substance must be identified and removed. ...Read more

Garrett Caldwell Dr. Caldwell
Family Medicine
5 years in practice
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How do I get rid of a mouth ulcer?

How do I get rid of a mouth ulcer?

Canker Sores?: Canker sores (ulcers in your mouth) can be easily treated over the counter with things like kankaid that provide a pain relieving covering for the sore that aids healing. Ulcers outside of your mouth (cold sores caused by the herpes virus) can be treated otc with drugs like abreva. Herpes can also be treated with prescription drugs to relieve symptoms, so consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gallant Dr. Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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If I have a STD in my mouth how do I get rid of it?

If I have a STD in my mouth how do I get rid of it?

Depends: That depends on which std you have. Syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and herpes are all treated differently. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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I have a unusual bone in my mouth. How do I get rid of it?

I have a unusual bone in my mouth. How do I get rid of it?

See your dentist: Some conditions like an unusual bone in your mouth can be harmless tori or more serious condition that require further assessment and dentist may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your dentist first for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Dr. James Bates Dr. Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
32 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Painful red dot in back of mouth on gums. What could it be and how do I get rid of it?

Several things...: This could be several different things. It could be an abscessed tooth, an impacted, infected wisdom tooth, a periodontal abscess or even a cyst or tumor in the jaw. You should see your dentist for a thorough evaluation. Your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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After I kiss smoker for a long time, I get this bad taste in my mouth, how do I get rid of it?

After I kiss smoker for a long time, I get this bad taste in my mouth, how do I get rid of it?

Mouthwash: You might want to try some mouthwash. However, you could try convincing the smoker to quit. It works for both of you - you don't get that nasty taste in your mouth anymore and you convince him/her to quit for his/her own health. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Vasu Brown Dr. Brown
Wound care
30 years in practice
Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chengalpattu Medical College
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How do I get rid of blisters on the inside of my mouth?

How do I get rid of blisters on the inside of my mouth?

Vit B2: Riboflavin b2 helps with blister sores. The other product is methionine take 400mg twice daily rebuilds collagen. To relieve pain u can use intenzyme forte cost $15 with biotic research good enzymatic pain killer. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Sterling Dr. Sterling
Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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How do I get rid of this weird taste of gas in my mouth?

How do I get rid of this weird taste of gas in my mouth?

Nose&MouthRConnected: What kind of gas? Burp gas (beer burp? pizza burp? fish burp? garlic? onion? pate de foie gras?)? Butt gas? Strep throat smell? Smell of rotting dingo? All of which is to say: modify your diet, make sure you don't have an oral, lung, or dental infection. that your sinuses are open and clean. And that you're not high on a combination of ecstasy and DMT. Maybe check with your dentist or regular doc ...Read more