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No idea: It would be best to personally see a dentist who can examine you and solve this mystery. ...Read more
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
Are there any side effects of baking soda? My brother has been using it for about 2 weeks now and he has problems in his mouth / tongue
Oral cancer: There seems to be a trend and demographic shift in younger patients showing up with head and neck area esp oral cavity cancers partially attributed to smoking patterns and prevalence of hpv (human papilloma virus) and other reasons for this shift are not fully understood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife is having dryness of eyes and mouth/tongue. Age 45 dr prescribed. Pilocarpin 5mg. But no relief. Pl advice?
This needs...: Dryness of the eyes and mouth can be the result of medications of many types such as over the counter allergy preparations, antidepressants, cold medications and the like. It can also be an early sign of more serious problems such as autoimmune diseaseslike rheumatoid arthritis or sjogren's disease. She should see an ophthalmologist and possibly a rheumatologist and get a workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soft tissue in mouth & tongue irritated by reflux. Worse am. Worse after sitting. Diet change/behaviour change recommendations welcome! many thanks. ?
Need to address GERD: You must control acid-it will burn mouth, tongue and esophagus and dissolve your teeth. Address the causes (high acid, hiatal hernia, apnea) with rx and nutrition guides from your pcp and see dentist to support the chemistry needed to improve acid resistance of your teeth. Avoid dietary acids, carbonation, heavy spice. Consider elevated sleep (not just pillows) and dental splint to minimize wear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a very red inflamed, painful mouth/ tongue.No wh. spots 1st dr. visit antiobics. Went away but came back a mo. later.; 2nd visit same 3 mo.same?
See OS: Clearly something's going on. See an Oral/Maxillofacial Surgeon or a dentist who specializes in oral medicine for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My daughter has ringworm on her shoulder.She was scratching it.Can she spread the ringworm to her mouth/tongue?How long does ringworm last on surfaces
See Your Doctor: Tinea Corporis aka ringworm is a fungal skin infection contracted from humans. animals, inanimate objects (ex, sport equipment). Common in hot, humid climates. Causes round, scaly, red, itchy plaques usually head, neck, extremities, or skin areas in contact with infected source. Treatment with antifungal med is required. Treat affected pets also, cleanse contaminated surfaces. See your doctor now. ...Read more
What makes your tongue dry (feel dry) underneath and twitch? (mouth/tongue not actually dry). No new meds, no different foods eaten. Web md scares me.
Dry tongue: Are you a mouth breather?Do you have nasal obstruction? See your dr. ...Read more
Hi..Every other 2-3months I have thrushed (aphthosis)in my mouth, tongue & lips.What is the reason & why? Thanx
Cause unknown: It could be a virus or associated with different disorders such as anemia, vitamin deficiency celiac disease, inflammatory vowel disease among others. Most people have a trigger for the ulcers such as trauma, spicy or acidic foods, stress or hormonal changes. If you can identify your trigger, you can decrease the number of episodes. ...Read more
Last HIV risk-8/23/14. Blood test done 9/17/14 (nonreactive). OraQuick done 12/10/14, 7/15/15. Both neg. Can I rest easy? Mouth/tongue sores worry me.
Yes, rest easy!: The HIV tests are among the most accurate diagnostic tests ever developed, for any medical condition, and results always overrule exposure and symptoms. No matter how high your risk of HIV might have been at the time, and no matter how typical the symptoms, these results prove you don't have it. And mouth sores would never be the only symptom of HIV. See MD or dentist if they continue. ...Read more
2yrs ago i started having daily allergic reactions. (face mouth tongue swelling). I take Claritin & Zantac (ranitidine) daily.They can not find a cause. Thoughts?
Angioedema causes: I assume you have been evaluated by an allergist. Your condition, called angioedema, can be secondary to medications, or acquired from an underlying disease, or hereditary if you have members of the family with same symptoms, or idiopathic, which is an unknown cause. If you did not see an allergist, i would recommend seeing one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had mouth/ tongue pain, swollen lymph node under chin for 1 month already. Sono revealed 1.9 cm by 0.4 cm node. How is the size measured?
Length and the width: Usually a lymph node is oval in shape and the length and width is measured and documented. ...Read more
I've had a horribly sour taste in the back of my mouth/tongue for two days now. Goes away when I eat or brush my teeth but returns within five minutes?
Possible sinus: You could have a sinus drip which can cause that sour taste in the back of your throat. When you brush your teeth or eat you are flushing the mucous out of that space behind your tongue. I don't know if you have any other symptoms, but you may want to have your physician check for possible sinus congestion or infection. ...Read more
My tongue feels like I burnt it and I know I didn't burn it. It started out itchy all in my mouth tongue and cheeks. My taste buds raised, red and irritated. What could this be?
Burnt tongue: Sounds like a possible allergic reaction. A otc antihistamine may work if no change you will need to see you dentist for further evaluation. If swelling occurs go to emergency room to address possible airway restriction and managment . Side effect from prescription medication could also be a cause. Consult the prescribing doctor if you are on medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SOS! A few hours ago, I by mistake took a big sip of very hot tea & burnt my mouth, tongue & throat. Everything feels pained & inflamed. What can I do?
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