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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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Is it normal that my baby doesn't shed tears when she cries?

Is it normal that my baby doesn't shed tears when she cries?

Yes: Your baby's tear ducts don't fully develop until 8 months of age. Also, your baby won't produce as many tears if the crying is not due to sadness or pain. Perhaps he/she is simply trying to get your attention. ...Read more

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My 2.5 month old baby is always grunting and it sounds like she's straining her voice. She also pushes her legs straight out. What does this mean?

My 2.5 month old baby is always grunting and it sounds like she's straining her voice. She also pushes her legs straight out. What does this mean?

Normal events: At this age infants make a wide collection of sqeaking & grunting sounds that have no significance. They have rubbery, pliable airways that vibrate to make additional sounds & they have no social skills, they don't care if the noise they make is odd or not. The legs placement response is also normal until 6 -9 mo. When it becomes less frequent or dissapears. ...Read more

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My 3 month old baby randomly sucks when nothing is in his mouth?? And is drooling a lot, what can this mean?

My 3 month old baby randomly sucks when nothing is in his mouth?? And is drooling a lot, what can this mean?

Self soothing: Babies are driven to suck as a survival tool. If they didn't, they wouldn't learn to feed as a newborn when they have never experienced hunger-ever. Sucking is rewarded by pleasure sensations in the brain, and an infant with few capabilities can turn to it for pleasure at any time while awake (& partly asleep). It is why nail biting, gum chewing and smoking are difficult habits to break. ...Read more

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My daughter shakes, like a strong shiver, when she is waken from naps. Is it normal? If so, what's the reason is happens? What is this called?

My daughter shakes, like a strong shiver, when she is waken from naps. Is it normal? If so, what's the reason is happens? What is this called?

Myoclonus, involun-: tary, rapid contraction & relaxation of a muscle or group of muscles can occur in normal kids. Video a few episodes for her pediatrician, who'll need to know if it happens only when you wake her or also when she awakens naturally, if it lasts > 15-20 minutes, if her head & body growth & her development are normal ( use screens on first signs.org) & if there is a family history of epilepsy. ...Read more

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Why my baby makes smacking lip sound when bottle feeding ?

Why my baby makes smacking lip sound when bottle feeding
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Smacking lips: Usually this is just a result of the baby generating suction around the bottle nipple, then suddenly lietting it go. Sometimes it can just be the baby playing with the nipple. Nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Why does it sound like my 3w old newborn is choking and trying to catch his breath after a feeding when he's asleep?

Why does it sound like my 3w old newborn is choking and trying to catch his breath after a feeding when he's asleep?

Baby Feeding: Could be that they have reflux or lots of post nasal drainage or a plugged nose. Also, the process of alternating breathing and swallowing is a tough thing for babies to learn and can take a little time. ...Read more

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My 6 weeks' old baby turns blue/black when he is crying.Is this normal?

My 6 weeks' old baby turns blue/black when he is crying.Is this normal?

Blue: Your baby turning blue is not normal. Seek immediate help because your child may have a cardiac condition ...Read more

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Whenever my 7 week old baby drinks her milk fast she coughs, is it bc she chokes? Is it something to worry or it happens? Does reflux causes choking?

Whenever my 7 week old baby drinks her milk fast she coughs, is it bc she chokes? Is it something to worry or it happens? Does reflux causes choking?

Yes it can: but if too much milk comes out of the bottle.also it can cause baby to choke make sure the nipple hole is not too large try to keep the head upright while feeding and burp after each ounce ...Read more

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My 10wk old baby has a really strong gag reflex and often vomits due to this during/after feeds atleast 2 out of 6 feeds. What can I do? Is this bad?

My 10wk old baby has a really strong gag reflex and often vomits due to this during/after feeds atleast 2 out of 6 feeds. What can I do? Is this bad?

Mgt: There may be an issue with her coordination in swallowing the formula. In addition, reflux may contribute to this problem. Smaller volume feedings at an angle of at least 30 degrees, may help. I would advise feeding the baby with your provider observing these symptoms. A virtual consult is also available. ...Read more

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My infant baby opens her mouth while sleeping, what is wrong?

My infant baby opens her mouth while sleeping, what is wrong?

Probably nothing: Babies usually breathe through the nose except for when crying, but if her nose is clogged up, she will breathe through her mouth. Make sure the nasal passages are clear of mucous by using the salt water nose drops and a bulb syringe. If you baby is comfortable and doesn't sound congested, no treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Our 5 month old baby sometimes twitches when she is tired. It's a shoulder to ear twitch. It lasts 3-5 seconds and a few minutes apart.Is this normal?

Our 5 month old baby sometimes twitches when she is tired. It's a shoulder to ear twitch. It lasts 3-5 seconds and a few minutes apart.Is this normal?

Twitches: In an otherwise normal baby girl, i wouldn't be overly concerned. But i wouldn't ignore this either. You should inform your pediatrician. In today's age of advanced technology, it may be a good idea to record an episode or two and play it back for your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 months, often puss lik substance covering his eyes. Is anything serious? What is the reason? When wipe it goes but comes after.Help

My baby is 5 months, often puss lik substance covering his eyes. Is anything serious? What is the reason? When wipe it goes but comes after.Help

Go to Doctor: Please this question that you keep asking represents the perfect definition of the limits of the internet. It is past time for you to have your baby examined by their doctor. ...Read more

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40 weeks pregnant, and baby is making sudden movements like she's punching me repeatedly through our womb. Only last 5-10 seconds. What's wrong?

40 weeks pregnant, and baby is making sudden movements like she's punching me repeatedly through our womb. Only last 5-10 seconds. What's wrong?

Brexton hicks: These are brexton hicks contractions relating to you that the uterus is ready to expel the baby. If your contractions become regular lasting 40-60 secs, every 5 minutes of if you have a gush of fluid out of the vagina, go to the hospital immediately. ...Read more

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My newborn baby soft spot in head moves up n down like a pulse. is this normal?

My newborn baby soft spot in head moves up n down like a pulse. is this normal?

Yes: A newborn's soft spot can often show slight pulsation. It is nothing to worry about. As long as your baby is otherwise well you can ignore this. ...Read more

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What does it mean when baby is making smacking noise when drinking a bottle?

What does it mean when baby is making smacking noise when drinking a bottle?

Noisy kid: Infants have no social graces and will often make a variety of noised during and between feedings.Most have no significance. ...Read more

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My 13 month old keeps rolling her eyes upward. Normally happens when in highchair.lasts about 2 seconds. What could it be?

My 13 month old keeps rolling her eyes upward. Normally happens when in highchair.lasts about 2 seconds. What could it be?

Eye rolling: I am concerned about her eyes rolling upward. These movements could be nothhing or they could be small seizures. I think it is important that you take her to your pediatrician with a video of the events. Most likely you will be referred to a pediatric neurologist. Better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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My 1 1/2 year old child doesn't breathe when she cries hard. Sometimes she turns purple and passes out. How common is it?

My 1 1/2 year old child doesn't breathe when she cries hard.  Sometimes she turns purple and passes out.  How common is it?

Breath holding spell: A breath holding spell is a well recognized exaggeration of simple fitting behavior. Often but not always in response to being mad, these kids do it because it gets your attention. I've seen it in late infancy up to preschool age.The brain will cause a faint before the kid can do damage. If you monitor this without looking at the kids eyes, they don't think you are looking & frequency can decline. ...Read more

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Hi. When my 20 month baby cries/ screams he holds his head as if he is in pain. Is this just an attention thing or should I take him to the doctors?

Hi. When my 20 month baby cries/ screams he holds his head as if he is in pain. Is this just an attention thing or should I take him to the doctors?

Attention vs pain?: Toddlers around a year will do a variety of odd behaviors to get your attention, however, if you feel like his head positioning is pain related, you are probably right. This could be teething, an ear ache, sore throat, or possibly something more serious. Definitely have him examined to sort it out! Best of luck and thanks for trusting healthtap! ...Read more

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At a month old baby developed 2 red bumps on head. Ped called them strawberry marks. 8 mos later still has the bumps. Dr says its ok? Should I get 2nd

At a month old baby developed 2 red bumps on head. Ped called them strawberry marks. 8 mos later still has the bumps. Dr says its ok? Should I get 2nd

Maybe: Your pediatrician is likely right, but when it comes to your child's health there is nothing wrong with getting a second opinion. Sometimes we can benefit from getting things explained in a different way. ...Read more

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What could cause red rashes and small breakouts around mouth, cheeks and also on the body on a one year old child, and what would it be called?

What could cause red rashes and small breakouts around mouth, cheeks and also on the body on a one year old child, and what would it be called?

A number of things: Children get a lot of rashes. It could be contact, food, viral infection, or allergic. If it doesn't go away get it checked. ...Read more

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My baby has a very strong gag reflex. She eats puff without problem and foods thickened with cereal. However, little lumps in her mouth make her vomit?

My baby has a very strong gag reflex. She eats puff without problem and foods thickened with cereal. However, little lumps in her mouth make her vomit?

Discuss with your pe: this should be easily solved since she can eat the other food which also have particles in them. You can try smaller portions and see if you change consistency more liquid or more solid. You need to discuss with your pediatrician ...Read more

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Can a permanent tooth come in while a baby tooth is still in place? I've noticed what looks like another tooth coming in behind one of the baby teeth in the front of our daughter's mouth. Is this possible? Is this something i need to call my dentist about

Can a permanent tooth come in while a baby tooth is still in place? I've noticed what looks like another tooth coming in behind one of the baby teeth in the front of our daughter's mouth. Is this possible? Is this something i need to call my dentist about

Very common: We see this a lot, especially in children with arch length insufficiency (crowding). As a general rule children should have their first check up with a qualified orthodontic specialist at age 7. This is especially true if you, as a non-dentist, recognize that there are anomalies. Please ask your general dentist for a referral now. There is nothing to be gained by waiting. ...Read more

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Braces, cut lips, pain. Do I call orthodontist?

Braces, cut lips, pain. Do I call orthodontist?

Absolutely!: Until you see Orthodontist take 1 200mg Advil/Motrin/Ibuprofen 4x/day w food or liquids, at the same time rinse w 1tsp salt in 8 oz warm water, coat the "sticker" w dental wax (not gum), and dab Orabse-B onto sore spots w Q-tip. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my father called me and said my grandma's lips are turning blue, and he took her to the hospital. do you know what's wrong?

What do you suggest if my father called me and said my grandma's lips are turning blue, and he took her to the hospital. do you know what's wrong?

Often serious: blue lips are often a sign of insufficient oxygen in the blood. There a a myriad of such causes from lung disorders, cardiac conditions or even low blood pressure. The blue if often called "cyanosis' (condition of "blue") and it often needs immediate hospital attention. The necessary tests will be done in any qualified hospital to determine cause and effective treatments. ...Read more

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I have white dots in my lip could it be cancer? Im using tobak under my lip called snus in sweden.

I have white dots in my lip could it be cancer? Im using tobak under my lip called snus in sweden.

Possibly: Hopefully it is just irritation from the tobacco, but white spots on your lip, tongue or mouth (oral leukoplakia) can be early signs of cancer. Please go to a doctor or an oral surgeon for an exam. They might do a biopsy of your lip, which only requires a local anesthetic. I'm so glad you asked, because if it is cancer, and you catch it early, it can be easily cured! ...Read more

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What is a few very small whiteheads that apper on the lips called? But its not red or itchy or painful?

What is a few very small whiteheads that apper on the lips called? But its not red or itchy or painful?

"MUCOCOEALE": OR MUCOUS CYSTS


Only way to make a definite diagnosis is a hands on exam by your PCP or Dental Professional
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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My lips suffer from a condition called exfoliative cheilitis. Is there anything that i can put on my lips to stop my lips from peeling permanently?

My lips suffer from a condition called exfoliative cheilitis. Is there anything that i can put on my lips to stop my lips from peeling permanently?

exfoliative cheiliti: Unless a predisposing or associated condition can be identified and treated, exfoliative cheilitis is typically resistant to treatment. Unsuccessful use of keratolytic lip balms, sunscreen, antifungal creams, topical ; systemic steroids, antibiotics, and cryotherapy have been described. There has been one report each of the successful use of topical tacrolimus and calendula officinalis ointment 10%. ...Read more

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I have sores under my tongue and sores I call gum boils inside my bottom lip so painful for almost 2 weeks not going away and if onw NOTHER FORMS?

I have sores under my tongue and sores I call gum boils inside my bottom lip so painful for almost 2 weeks not going away and if onw NOTHER FORMS?

Call your dentist or: Doctor to get relief. Your canker sores need to be treated and reduce your stress levels too. Eat less citrus (lemons, oranges). Gargle with saline. You may need a prescription to help them heal faster. So call your doctor and get it taken care of right away. So you can sleep and be out of pain. Tylenol and Motrin won't help much. Your sores must be treated. Call your doctor! Take care now. ...Read more

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When my lips get dry the corner of my lips tear Wats is the cause n what is it called. Is there medication to prevent it?

When my lips get dry the corner of my lips tear Wats is the cause n what is it called. Is there medication to prevent it?

Angular cheilitis: This condition is multifactorial and it can be caused by infections, mechanical factors, nutritional deficiencies, or skin conditions. I suspect yours may be mechanical in nature. Use lip moisturizers and correct any underlying vitamin deficiencies. ...Read more

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I have 2 cold sores on my bottom lip and used this Chapstick that says it treats cold sores and chapped lips, called Herpecín L but after I applied it my lips started stinging. Why?

I have 2 cold sores on my bottom lip and used this Chapstick that says it treats cold sores and chapped lips, called Herpecín L but after I applied it my lips started stinging. Why?

Herpes labialis: OK, so forget anything topical for these cold sores. In fact, using the chap-stick after you get better is somewhat analogous to re-using toilet paper. It stings because of the pH difference between your damaged lips and the chemicals in the preparation. The best form of treatment for cold sores (herpes basically)..is valacyclovir 1gr tablets...2 in the morning and 2 in the evening..your done! ...Read more

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