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Make My Mouth Wetter
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
Different things: The taste might be a symptom of gum disease. Even if you don't have gum problems, poor oral hygiene can affect taste. Be sure to brush your teeth carefully at least twice a day and use a tongue scraper to remove the bacteria and debris that can collect on your tongue. Dental work done in the past can break down and alter taste. Blood can also have a metallic taste. Some medications taste metallic. ...Read more
Tough mouth question: Your stated mouth problem is very broad. If you're having great difficulty breathing or swallowing, you may need to see an emergency specialist. If it's a problem with your teeth or gums, you may need to see a dentist. Beyond, that, the possibilities are quite many, and more information is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold: Are sure it's viral cold or nasal irritation from pollution, pollens molds where not allergic but irritating to nasal mucosa ( mixed allergy, non allergy, vasomotor rhinitis. Pregnant- avoid meds unless dr. Says ok. So- safe is nasal saline and sinus wash. Neil med sinus rinse, saline spray to clear back nose, ayr nasal or generic saline all safe. Ginger root- make tea, sip t/o day, soothing, for. ...Read more
Underlying cause?: Halitosis (bad breath) has many causes, often not as obvious as onion salad or needing a breath mint / chewing gum or to brush your teeth. Gi problems (e.g. Reflux), sinus infection, metabolic issues like liver disease, and oral/throat cancer (usually obvious) can all cause bad breath. You might start with your dentist, chewing gum, and go from there! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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