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Purplish Mouth Membrane Areas
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
Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, ; can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort ; potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems ; a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more
Call Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222. Incredible database of info that can answer this question quickly! ...Read more
The lining membrane on my mouth is peeling off, why could this be? It's not painful at all just worried!
Visit your dentist: It is probably not something serious, but is highly recommended to get it checked out. Prevention is better than cure ...Read more
I have had circular painlessred mucus membrane in my mouth particularly my lower lip, it's been present for a week now. There is no bumps.?
Several Causes: Several oral lesions can present a picture like you describe. Any lesion that remains more than 7 to 10 days should be examined by a professional and most likely have a biopsy in order to identify the lesion. Seek a professional examination asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time: Mucous membrane scars typically heal very well over time. They just need time. ...Read more
I have symptoms of sjogrens. Now I have noticed swollen white gums as well as dry mouth with swollen mucosal membranes. Does this indicate anything?
Lining membrane on my mouth is peeling off, kind of whitish snottIt's not painful at all,just worried! I brush day and night floss, and mouthwash!
Does ringworm only affect cutaneous areas or can it affect mucous membranes like mouth lips nose and eyes as well?
Both r possible: Unusual to see this on mucous membranes, but can happen. ...Read more
Can you get sick if someone touched your and they were sick? or does it have to be only your hands mouth nose eyes or ears or mucous membranes?
It has to be your: eyes,nose,mouth that were touched,as well as mucous membranes. Your hands are usually the culprit that delivers the germs to these places,so good handwashing is a must.. ...Read more
During oral sex no cut, sore, painful, bleeding on my mouth. I used to kiss vaginal fluid. I get herpes on next morning and bleeding. Any change HIV via mucous membrane? ( if my partner is positive)
Yes!: Please see a doctor and get tested! you have mucous membranes in your mouth. Hiv can pass from vaginal fluid into even small places in your gums. Visit http://hivtest.Cdc.Gov and put in your zip code, you will be given the location of the nearest free testing clinic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Never had a cold sore.Get ulcers inside mucous membrane mouth nasal vag. Only. Was diagnosed with herpes.How? Neg. Herpes tests. Help!
Can taking huge amts of abx for h pylori cause a vitamin deficiency? I have a sore area on tongue and upper mouth mucus membrane. It's painful.
Many possibilities: There are several resaons that may cause this. From minor issues to severe medical issues. You need to see your physician asap to have this issue addressed. They can range from vitamin deficiencies all the way to certain cancers. ...Read more
Ripped the webbing that connects my tongue to my mouth. I did it 3 hours ago. it hurts badly but doesn't look as bad, swollen, or purple.
Should heal but...: Ouch! That webbing is called the frenulum. If it continues to bleed then go the ER or urgent care to get stitches, but as long as it's no longer bleeding it should heal fine.Avoid moving your tongue too much.Some ice might relieve pain; you could also try Tylenol (acetaminophen) and the homeopathic remedy Arnica. The mucous membranes of our mouth heal remarkably quickly so it should feel much better by tomorrow. ...Read more
Cheek bite for one: One cause can be a cheek bite that caused bleeding below the tissue, but not enough of a bite to cause a laceration or tear so that the blood leaked out into your mouth. Another reason could be a blue nevus. You should see a dentist to have the spots evaluated and then see if any treatment is needed. ...Read more
Not always...: A 'purple bump' inside the mouth could be a sign of HIV infection; however, there are multiple reasons to have a purplish bump in the oral cavity that have nothing to do with hiv/aids. Sometimes local irritation from something as simple as biting the lip or inside of the cheek can cause a raised purplish area like a bruise on the skin. If you are concerned about hiv, get an HIV test performed. ...Read more
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