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How do I keep my toddler from putting things in his nose and mouth?

How do I keep my toddler from putting things in his nose and mouth?

Keep out of reach: Toddlers instinctively put everything in their mouths because it might be food. Do a sweep of your house and get everything that isn't nailed down out of his reach. And brace yourself for the next stage, when he starts climbing to reach stuff he can't get to now. That's the reality of rearing children - it gets more and more aggravating 'til they graduate from college. But grandchildren are great! ...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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What can I do to prevent my daughter from chewing on her clothes and toys?

What can I do to prevent my daughter from chewing on her clothes and toys?

First of all, how: Old is your daughter?Does she eat other things aside from clothes and toys? If still a baby, i would agree with dr. Ferguson. If she is older, i would suggest taking her to her pediatrician to get checked out for anemia, lead poisoning and other conditions that would give her this craving for things other than food called pica. Try to distract her and offer an alternative to chew on. ...Read more

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How can I keep my mouth guard from falling out? Almost every morning i find my mouth guard in my bed instead of in my mouth. It's not protecting my teeth much that way! any ideas on how i can keep it in my mouth all night? .

How can I keep my mouth guard from falling out? Almost every morning i find my mouth guard in my bed instead of in my mouth. It's not protecting my teeth much that way! any ideas on how i can keep it in my mouth all night?


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Until: OTC night guard? Useless, best to discard as can do actual harm. Made by Dentist? Schedule adjustment/relign/remake. Until then use small amount of denture adhesive. Also take 1 200 mg Ibuprofen before bed w lots of liquid. ...Read more

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In my sleep I ended up biting the inside of my mouth and my tounge(pretty bad) Why? And can i do anything to heal and soothe my mouth and tounge

In my sleep I ended up biting the inside of my mouth and my tounge(pretty bad) Why? And can i do anything to heal and soothe my mouth and tounge

Oral trauma: As a Family Doc, I look for common things & dangerous things (not always same). So common reason to bite yourself while asleep is (bad) dreams etc. But dangerous reason is seizure, especially if accompanied by incontinence (loss of bowel or bladder control). In States, you can purchase w/o prescription numbing agents to relieve gum pain but I can't speak to what's available in UK. Please see ur GP ...Read more

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Hi how do I stop my 20 month old son from chewing on the inside of his cheeks he will do this constantly and he bleeds?

Hi how do I stop my 20 month old son from chewing on the inside of his cheeks he will do this constantly and he bleeds?

Chewing on cheek: Make sure he has no lesions in his mouth like a canker sore. If so you can use orajel to cover the sore. Otherwise, have him chew on bananas or apple slices . Suckers might also work. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my nose is stuffy and when I blow my nose nothing comes out. its difficult to sleep and I can't eat without my mouth being open can someone help?

What do you suggest if my nose is stuffy and when I blow my nose nothing comes out. its difficult to sleep and I can't eat without my mouth being open can someone help?

Sounds obstructed: May be obstructed due to an allergy or your nasal anatomy. This can be evaluated by an ENT. May be helped with medications or sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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I'm terrified my baby will get MRSA from me touching my nose and forgetting to wash my hands and touching her? I work in a hospital.

I'm terrified my baby will get MRSA from me touching my nose and forgetting to wash my hands and touching her? I work in a hospital.

Terrified: That level of fear can be used to push you to make consistent hand washing after touching any patient or potentially contaminated object a habit. You should also wash hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Once the behavior is a habit - it will be much easier to adhere to. Take care. ...Read more

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Why, or How come my nose just gets sooooooo dried up with me getting such boogers in my nose N that too. ?

Why, or How come my nose just gets sooooooo dried up with me getting such boogers in my nose N that too. ?

Dry air: When we breath dry air it dries out our nasal passages an causes the mucus that is normally there to harden. Try using a saline nasal spray before going to bed and a couple of times during the day needed. After a few days things should resolve. If not than see an Ear,Nose and Throat specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My son he is 4 years old keep getting canker sores in his mouth what can I do to prevent him from getting them?

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My son he is 4 years old keep getting canker sores in his mouth what can I do to prevent him from getting them?

Nonspecific sore: It is more ikely that he gets nonspecific mouth ulcers associated with viral illness. True canker sore is not common at this young age. Pain reliever and adequate hydration are recommended when he gets another. ...Read more

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I get kanker sores in my nose alot. And huge ones in my mouth. How can I avoid them? Especially the ones in my nose?

I get kanker sores in my nose alot. And huge ones in my mouth. How can I avoid them? Especially the ones in my nose?

Laser: We use dental lasers in my office to treat apthous ulcers (canker sore). We have been finding that they never reoccur in the same spot again after laser treatment. Find a dentist with a laser. ...Read more

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What should I do with the sores in my mouth from biting my cheek?

What should I do with the sores in my mouth from biting my cheek?

Find out why : The sores will probably heal and go away when you quit biting your cheek. See a dentist to determine why you are biting your cheek. It could be due to stress, your teeth not fitting together properly, or in rare cases due to a nerve problem. Until you can see a dentist, rinse with warm salt water or peroxyl mouthrinse. ...Read more

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I wear a c-pape machine and sometimes i get a sore on one or both sides of my mouth and my mask just covers my nose and my nose and my nose get dry like a plastic coating around my nostrils.What can I buy to help heal the sores and make my nose stop hurti

I wear a c-pape machine and sometimes i get a sore on one or both sides of my mouth and my mask just covers my nose and my nose and my nose get dry like a plastic coating around my nostrils.What can I buy to help heal the sores and make my nose stop hurti

This : This is a common problem i see with patients who use a c-pap. The proper treatment depends a bit on the exact location and clinical observation so i would recommend you consult a dermatologist. Sometimes i recommend Hydrocortisone cream with a thin layer of zinc oxide paste over that to help reduce inflammation and irritation. Other cases, just a little bit of vaseline. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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How can I get my 20 month old son to stop biting on the inside of his cheeks he does this constantly and he bleeds?

How can I get my 20 month old son to stop biting on the inside of his cheeks he does this constantly and he bleeds?

Biting cheeks: This is a tough one. I'd start by making sure he is not iron deficient/anemic by checking a hgb, serum iron and ferritin. Almost could be a pica type illness where he feels need to eat non-nutritive substances. Also see dentist to make sure no malocclusion of teeth leading to grinding and biting. He may also be able to suggest a mouth guard of some type to make the biting difficult. ...Read more

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My nose is dry on the inside. I think my medicine worked too well. What can I do to keep it from bring so dry?

My nose is dry on the inside. I think my medicine worked too well. What can I do to keep it from bring so dry?

Gel: Find a nasal saline gel spray at local pharmacy. Use it during day to keep nose from being too dry. ...Read more

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