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How Do I Reduce Swelling In My Mouth
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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My uvula has been swollen several times this year. It happens when I wake up from lying on my back. I also notice dry mouth. How can I reduce swelling?
Sinusitis possible: Seems likely to be the result of post-nasal drainage, so there may be the possibility of chronic sinusitis that could respond positively to more water and regularly eating fresh pineapple. You may also have a dietary allergy like dairy products that often cause increased sinus drainage. If the symptoms persist, however, then I think seeing your primary care provider will be important. ...Read more
I wear a retainer during the day, not at night; because of this I have swollen gums on the roof of my mouth. what should i do to reduce the swelling?
Adjustment: The practitioner who made the appliance for you should be contacted for a reexamination. Your retainer may need an adjustment. Swollen gums may also be due to many other reasons, including gum disease, diabetes, thrush, candida, etc. Call your Dentist or Orthodontist now, then clean the retainer by putting it into denture cleaner (follow package instructions). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swelling in mouth: It is unclear why you might be having the swelling and which parts of the mouth are involved. Swelling can be related to infection, trauma, tumors, allergic reactions and more. In some cases, in the cause is known, a topical, injectable, or oral steroid might be used for swelling - but only under supervision of a doctor. If swelling is effecting breathing, speaking or eating seek help urgently. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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