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Mouth Breathing (Definition)
Mouth breathing is a clinical finding where a person inhales and exhales through his mouth, either due to obstruction in your nasal airway or out of habit.
Many possibilities: Some common causes of mouth breathing are: allergies, enlarged tonsils and adenoids, blockage of the sinuses or nose from polyps, a deviated septum, congestion from an infection and sleep apnea. There are certainly other possibilities that can only be determined by a proper examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tired, feet swollen, iron taste in my mouth, breathing problems, what can this mean (i can't have baby at all)?
No simple answer: You list a wide range of symptoms that may or may not be related. You need a comprehensive physical exam and blood and urine testing and probably a chest x ray. You should seek out a primary care practitioner near you. ...Read more
Mouth Breathing: Can be due to many causes actually, such as a skeletal malocclusion or vertical excess with lip incompetence, macroglossia, nasopharyngeal obstructions (polyps, turbinates, deviated septum), seasonal or domestic allergies with congestion to name a few. Mouth breathing is a symptom of another underlying issue usually so focus should be on identifying and treating that issue and it will be reduced. ...Read more
Nasal obstruction: This is usually related to nasal obstruction: deviated septum, hypertrophied turbinates, nasal polyps. Allergic rhinitis is also very common cause. Consult with a surgeon in your area who specializes in this area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several effects: Mouth breathing can produce significant dryness of the mouth. Some of the manifesrations of an extremely dry mouth may include increased risk of decay, altered taste and increased risk of irritation of the mucosal tissues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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