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My mouth is dry quite often. What can be the reasons for it?

My mouth is dry quite often. What can be the reasons for it?

Sjogren syndrome: It is important to assess whether this is medication-related or to an inflammatory disease called sjogren's syndrome. If dryness is pathologic, oral hygiene is critical to minimize tooth loss. ...Read more

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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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The majority of my fingertips is dry and cracked, kinda painful. What can this be and how can I treat this naturally if possible?

The majority of my fingertips is dry and cracked, kinda painful. What can this be and how can I treat this naturally if possible?

What causes eczema?: Cortisone cream is needed to treat hand eczema; but see if there's a reason. Some chemicals can cause eczema rashes, including chemicals one is allergic to, chemicals that cause an irritating reaction in skin, chemicals that are toxic to skin cells, and chemicals that wash off natural skin oils. People with sensitive skin should wear non-latex gloves when using chemicals, even household cleaners. ...Read more

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I have very dry mouth for a long time and a very salty mouth why would this be my medications are not causing this?

I have very dry mouth for a long time and a very salty mouth  why would this be my medications are not causing this?

Start by: Consulting with your primary care physician who can take a complete and thorough medical history, personally examine you, and try to determine the cause. There are many medical conditions that can cause this. ...Read more

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What can I use for a sore in the mouth? Glycerine is not helping and what could be the cause of it?

What can I use for a sore in the mouth? Glycerine is not helping and what could be the cause of it?

Needs to be seen: We can't see the sore and therefore can't diagnose what you have. Since we can't diagnose what you have, we can't tell you how to treat the sore. You will need to see a dentist or physician in order to help you. Salt water rinses may help. Any sore remaining more than 2 weeks needs to be diagnosed! ...Read more

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Why my nose is bleeding itself? What may be the reason and hoew it can be controlled?

Why my nose is bleeding itself? What may be the reason and hoew it can be controlled?

Range of reasons: Dry climate, high pollen/sinus irritation, high blood pressure, local trauma can all do it. If vaseline or antibiotic ointment on cotton swab gently wiped around interior of nasal passage 2-3 times daily does not see improvement in a few days, see your dr for examination and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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My gum bleeds, hurts and is swollen all the time i.E brushing, eating. It also gives me bad breath. What condition is this and how can it be treated?

My gum bleeds, hurts and is swollen all the time i.E brushing, eating. It also gives me bad breath. What condition is this and how can it be treated?

Periodontal disease : Your gums sound like they are in need of a professional cleaning. There are other health issues that can contribute to this condition, but you need to seek help from a dentist. The problem will not go away on its own and may cause you to lose your teeth or worse if it is not gum disease. ...Read more

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What are the possible reason for TB in abdomen?How it can cause and is this is communicable?

What are the possible reason for TB in abdomen?How it can cause and is this is communicable?

Not communicable: There are many forms of abdominal tb, common ones being in the lymph glands and distal part of small intestine. It is due to infection with the TB bacteria and is not communicable. If you have it, stay with the treatment as it is treatable, but treatment lasts a few months. ...Read more

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What would cause your nose always to have dry blood in it all the time and be very sore?

What would cause your nose always to have dry blood in it all the time and be very sore?

Infection?: This may be from a sinus infection or just excessive dryness in the nasal septum. A nasal infection may also cause soreness especially if you are a booger-picker. ...Read more

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The edge of my lower lip seems to be inflamed. It's not incredibly painful but can be sore at times. I'm not sure what is causing it.

The edge of my lower lip seems to be inflamed. It's not incredibly painful but can be sore at times. I'm not sure what is causing it.

Cold sore: Cold sores, also called fever blisters or herpes simplex type 1, are groups of painful, fluid-filled blisters. If your cold sore is especially painful or irritating, your doctor may prescribe an anesthetic gel to alleviate pain or an antiviral oral medication to speed healing or prevent recurrence ...Read more

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When the corner of mouth droops, what would be diseases that would cause it and are they usually sudden?

When the corner of mouth droops, what would be diseases that would cause it and are they usually sudden?

Your mouth?: Are you noticing this on you or somebody else? One or both sides? Need more information. Sudden onset of facial drooping can be a stroke or facial palsy. (7th cranial nerve problems) are there other associated symptoms like headache, focal seizure, double vision or droopy eyelids ? ...Read more

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What would be the possible cause of can only be described as internal chills. My mother feels like her insides are quivering, it is quite frustrating.?

What would be the possible cause of can only be described as internal chills. My mother feels like her insides are quivering, it is quite frustrating.?

Blood test needed: Unless chills are from an obvious infection, a metabolic /endocrine cause such as thyroid disease or anemia may need to be ruled out. Please have her see a dr who can order some blood tests to assess her thyroid hormone, and other tests. ...Read more

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I often get phlame and cough what could be the reason and what is the remedy?

I often get phlame and cough what could be the reason and what is the remedy?

Chronic bronchitis?: Your symptoms may be due to chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. It is diagnosed by clinical symptoms and pulmonary function tests. Treatment includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as smoking cessation. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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The pink part of my nails (fingers) are all uneven and different. Is this normal and is it possible to be fixed?

The pink part of my nails (fingers) are all uneven and different. Is this normal and is it possible to be fixed?

Get checked : Is this a new change? Do the colors change to lighter or darker shades, or to white or blue? There could be spasm in the vessels in your fingers, & that needs to be checked & possibly requires active treatment.. Is there pain also? If you experience pain, then you should get an urgent evaliation. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause hands to itch all the time and very painful?

Many issues: If this just started use sarna lotion. There is no reason for itching to be painful and for this reason i think it may be a chronic problem for you and a doctor visit is in order. Peeling skin, redness, and other symptoms may also occur and a doctor would be able to look at it and give you an idea of what it is and what is causing it. ...Read more