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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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How can you reduce swelling inside the mouth?

How can you reduce swelling inside the mouth?

Diagnosis: You need an examination to determine the cause of your swelling, then the dentist can treat the cause of your problem.

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What does a pimple inside the mouth followed by swelling in the neck and jaw mean?

What does a pimple inside the mouth followed by swelling in the neck and jaw mean?

Infection!: The pimple in your mouth could be from an abcessed tooth--the pus trying to escape through your gums. The swelling in your jaw and neck could also be from a tooth abcess--the infection spreading from the bone into the soft tissues. See a dentist asap! If you have an abcessed tooth causing problems like you have described, you could get very sick very soon. Get treatment.

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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?

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.

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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?

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).

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I busted my lip last night falling down, how do I reduce swelling?

I busted my lip last night falling down, how do I reduce swelling?

Ice: Apply ice for 10 to 15 mins at a time to help reduce swelling. A bag of frozen peas is good.

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How do I reduce swelling after getting my wisdom teeth extracted?

How do I reduce swelling after getting my wisdom teeth extracted?

Ice!: Ice your face immediately after then take an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen.

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What can I do to reduce tongue swelling?

What can I do to reduce tongue swelling?

Nothing: Nothing works for tongue swelling - not epinephrine, antihistamines, steroids, etc. - all you can do is wait for the swelling to go down, and see an allergist to try to figure out why your tongue is swelling in the first place.

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How can I reduce the swelling of my lip ring?

How can I reduce the swelling of my lip ring?

Natural process: Your lip ring placement caused trauma to the lip and it is a foreign body. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing, applying ice to the area and using antiinflammatory medications motrin.Advil (ibuprofen) will help.

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What are some ways to reduce tongue swelling?

What are some ways to reduce tongue swelling?

Tongue swelling: You need to try to identify the diagnosis and if appropriate the cause. Start with your primary care physician.

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What can be taken to reduce swelling after tongue piercing?

What can be taken to reduce swelling after tongue piercing?

Consider cool: Liquids. Tongue piercing comes w continued pain as well as swelling, tenderness, bleeding & bruising for around 5 days. If the swelling makes it difficult to breath then you need emergent medical evaluation to ensure that your airway does not become compromised. If the tongue is seeping drainage that is other then white-colored or that is malodorous – then seek medical care for a possible infection

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How do I reduce the tongue swelling from foods im sensitive to?

How do I reduce the tongue swelling from foods im sensitive to?

Avoid certain foods: Most importantly you should avoid those foods that you are sensitive to. An antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful for minor swelling once the swelling has occurred. Be aware that swelling of the tongue due to an allergic reaction can be very serious and a visit to the emergency room may be needed.

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Are there any effective, natural, homeopathic, and non-synthetic remedies to reduce itching and swelling of my uvula?

Are there any effective, natural, homeopathic, and non-synthetic remedies to reduce itching and swelling of my uvula?

Have you: Tried gargling with salt water? Also eating white breAd could remove mucous from your throat if that is causing the itching

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I just got my tonsils removed today and my uvula is HUGE! Is there any way to get the swelling to go down? If not, how long until they reduce in size?

I just got my tonsils removed today and my uvula is HUGE! Is there any way to get the swelling to go down? If not, how long until they reduce in size?

Tonsillectomy: This is normal after the surgery. The swelling is going to start going down after 12 hours and between 24 and 36 hours should resolve drink room temperature water avoid hot or hard food for the next couple of days,

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How do I reduce the swelling on my lip from a coldsore?

Natural process: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and healing occurs rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. Protective lip balm will help reduce pain.

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How to reduce swelling cause by head bump?

How to reduce swelling cause by head bump?

Ice pack: Ice pack. Treating the swelling may have cosmetic benefits (short term) but doesn't affect long term results. Ice can also reduce pain. Apply it for no more than 20 minutes at a time.

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What can I do to reduce the swelling in my tongue?

What can I do to reduce the swelling in my tongue?

Tongue Swelling: True tongue swelling should be evaluated urgently as it could represent an underlying allergic reaction. Often the oral mucosa/tongue is effected first in an anaphylactic response particularly to something ingested. Massive tongue swelling can lead to airway blockage which can be an emergency. Best not to ignore this kind of problem if significant. Hope this helps.

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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