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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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Red spots on the roof of my mouth (hard palate) and tender to touch. It feels smooth and swollen where the spots are.

Red spots on the roof of my mouth (hard palate) and tender to touch. It feels smooth and swollen where the spots are.

See your dentist: Red spots on the roof of the mouth may be due to many reasons like bacterial infection, viral infection, vitamin deficiencies or allergies. Gargle with warm salt water 3 X per day to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. However, if the symptoms persist more than 7-10 days please visit your dentist. ...Read more

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Swelling on the roof/palate of my mouth and migraine I ran/walked a 10k 3/17/12 after I finished I got an apple and a water as I took a bite of the apple I noticed the roof of my mouth was very tender, today 3/19/12 the roof/palate is still swollen in two

Swelling on the roof/palate of my mouth and migraine I ran/walked a 10k 3/17/12 after I finished I got an apple and a water as I took a bite of the apple I noticed the roof of my mouth was very tender, today 3/19/12 the roof/palate is still swollen in two

This: This could have multiple causes, some dental related. Any medical professional you will see would want to rule out dental causation first, as this is most common for your symptoms. Therefore I suggest you start with your dentist. Congrats on your 10k. ...Read more

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My wisdom teeth are coming out and my mouth is sore and swollen. What are some ways to alleviate the symptoms and what can I do?

My wisdom teeth are coming out and my mouth is sore and swollen. What are some ways to alleviate the symptoms and what can I do?

Tips for pain: Apply an ice pack to the side of your face for twenty minutes. If no relief, try moist heat. Take an over the counter pain medicine such as ibuprophen or tylenol (acetaminophen). Drink cold drinks or slushees. Try spraying sore throat spray on the tender tissue. If no relief in two days, see your denitst as you may need to have these teeth extracted. ...Read more

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How come the roof of my mouth is sore?

How come the roof of my mouth is sore?

It depends: This could be due to trauma or irritation or infection. Somtimes rumors can cause soreness. The only way to diagnose is to see your physician or dentist. ...Read more

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The whole back of the roof of my mouth is sore and my feces are green. Could I be coming down with something? Or trying to fight something off?

The whole back of the roof of my mouth is sore and my feces are green. Could I be coming down with something? Or trying to fight something off?

DUH: You don't have to be a mental giant to come up with the same conclusions you did. Carry this a bit further, are you getting over anything? If not then the logic would be that you are coming down with something. ...Read more

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Part of the roof of my mouth is sore and burning, with red spots. Is this serious?

Part of the roof of my mouth is sore and burning, with red spots. Is this serious?

Needs to be seen: These types of situations require a personal visual examination and evaluation. We can't know what you have and whether or not it's serious without seeing you. If you want to know what you have and what would be the appropriate treatment, if any, you will need to see a physician. ...Read more

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The inside roof of my mouth is sore and irritated. I have been using mouthwash but it hasn't helped. Its been sore for a couple weeks but is getting worse. There are no sores, but it feels a little warm. I thought it was just irritation. Do I see a doctor

The inside roof of my mouth is sore and irritated. I have been using mouthwash but it hasn't helped. Its been sore for a couple weeks but is getting worse. There are no sores, but it feels a little warm. I thought it was just irritation. Do I see a doctor

Without: Without more information and a clinical examination it is impossible to diagnose the problem. Recommend the following:
1. Stop mouthwash and substitute salt water (1tsp per 8oz of water)
2. Evaluation by and oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
3. Possible biopsy of area. ...Read more

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The inside roof of my mouth is sore and irritated. I have been using mouthwash but hasn't helped. Do I see a Doctor or Dentist Its been sore for a couple weeks but is getting worse. There are no sores but it feels a little warm. I thought it was just irri

The inside roof of my mouth is sore and irritated. I have been using mouthwash but hasn't helped. Do I see a Doctor or Dentist Its been sore for a couple weeks but is getting worse. There are no sores but it feels a little warm. I thought it was just irri

Agreed,: Agreed, discontinue the mouthwash. Do you recall of burning the roof of your mouth with something like pizza? Do you smoke?

In general any sores that do not resolve in about 10 days warrant seeing a professional to see what is going on. I am not sure if the mouthwash is making it worse or if something else is going on. ...Read more

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I was around someone that has atypical measles. I have a sore throat, the roof of my mouth is sore, and a sore by hinge of jaw. Should I worry?

I was around someone that has atypical measles. I have a sore throat, the roof of my mouth is sore, and a sore by hinge of jaw. Should I worry?

Get checked out: Some of your symptoms are common to upper respiratory viral illnesses, and I am unclear about the "sore, " whether this is on the skin or in the deeper tissue. Either way, with the increase in measles outbreaks, a positive exposure, and some associated symptoms, it is advisable that you see your doc to look into this further. Take care of yourself! Good luck! ...Read more

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My teeth are rapidly falling out, I have swollen gums and my mouth is sore. What could I have?

My teeth are rapidly falling out, I have swollen gums and my mouth is sore. What could I have?

Sounds like: You have generalized severe periodontitis -- simply put - severe bone loss resulting in un-supported teeth, hence loose teeth, gum inflammation and infection. I recommend you be seen by a dentist as soon as possible for treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do about a swollen and sore mouth due to an abscess?

Hmmmm: See a doc - or dentist

swokken mouth and abscess sounds like yoru tooth - did yuo see a dentist. ...Read more

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Help! What can cause dry mouth and tongue feeling raw and dry? Also roof of mouth is sore?

Help! What can cause dry mouth and tongue feeling raw and dry? Also roof of mouth is sore?

Side effects: Could be a side effects from certain meds. Like antibiotics, are you on any meds.?
Also severe stress causes similar symptoms ...Read more

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Roof of mouth is sore and producing excess saliva. Sore throat too. Any ideas anyone?

Roof of mouth is sore and producing excess saliva. Sore throat too. Any ideas anyone?

Lots of ideas: I have lost of ideas, but can't diagnose you over the internet. Viral? Allergies? Strep throat and 100 more possibilities. Your best bet is to see your physician for a definitive diagnosis and treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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What's going on? Sore throat swollen roof of my mouth

What's going on? Sore throat swollen roof of my mouth

Maybe strep, flu, etc.: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of strep symptoms. ...Read more

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Right neck lymph node swollen over night, roof of my mouth is white and I have sore lips and mouth, could it be lymphoma?

Right neck lymph node swollen over night, roof of my mouth is white and I have sore lips and mouth, could it be lymphoma?

Probably a virus inf: Common cause for what you have is a virus infection which typically settles down in 1-2 weeks. Lymphoma rarely cases any pain or tenderness of the lymph glands (which is usually due to infection/inflammation). ...Read more

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I have sore throat and I woke up with the roof of my mouth swollen close to were my sore throat is. Is this something I should be worry about?

I have sore throat and I woke up with the roof of my mouth swollen close to were my sore throat is. Is this something I should be worry about?

See y our doctor: Not necessarily anything to worry about- but I would not ignore it, and make an appt with your doctor. I would want to test you for strep throat. If positive you will feel better quickly on antibiotics. Otherwise can rule out a viral infection or a local infection. ...Read more

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Red raw sore on the roof of my mouth. Swollen red bumps on back of tongue and back sides of tongue and white spots on tonsils.

Red raw sore on the roof of my mouth. Swollen red bumps on back of tongue and back sides of tongue and white spots on tonsils.

Infection: Sounds viral but may be bacterial. If you use tobacco, a palatal biopsy may be in order. Salt water gargles and topical anesthetic will help. A throat culture can help differentiate the etiology. See your physician. ...Read more

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About a week ago I had body aches and a sore throat with cough, it has progressively gotten worse and today the roof of my mouth is swollen?

About a week ago I had body aches and a sore throat with cough, it has progressively gotten worse and today the roof of my mouth is swollen?

Get 2 a Dr: You need to have this checked out. No panic needed, but should be looked at. Congratulations, you have tried to fight this off on your own longer than 90% of most people out there. Your doctor should be able to help with symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Roof of my mouth is yellow with tiny red spots back of throat is red. Not pain or soreness no swollen lymph nodes what can this be?

Roof of my mouth is yellow with tiny red spots back of throat is red. Not pain or soreness no swollen lymph nodes what can this be?

Not sure: Many things could lead to a palatal rash and pharyngitis including viruses. I suggest you have a comprehensive evaluation by a medical doctor. The information available in this forum is insufficient to make a firm diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've been having a sore throat runny nose the roof of my mouth feels swollen 2 bumps in the back of my tongue went away a day ago what's going on?

I've been having a sore throat runny nose the roof of my mouth feels swollen 2 bumps in the back of my tongue went away a day ago what's going on?

Influenza: You have the flu! Check out CDC. Gov site for more info. Its all over the USA. Vet a nose swab done to confirm it. Drink lot of fluids and take rest. ...Read more

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Back sides of hard palate on roof of mouth are swollen and sensitive. Any ideas what it could be?

See your doctor: You should see a doctor or dentist for an evaluation. Is could be from a number of things so only a by a medical professional actually examining you would be the only way a proper diagnosis can occur and subsequently treatment options to alleviate your symptoms. ...Read more

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My left soft palate is really sore and swollen. It only hurts on my left side of mouth and has been like this for 3 days. What could this be?

My left soft palate is really sore and swollen. It only hurts on my left side of mouth and has been like this for 3 days. What could this be?

Virus: You probably have some viral infection. Common to attack one side of head. It can effect the whole side of head, ears, throat, etc. You may have some lesions that you cannot see. You need to be seen by dentist or physician to properly diagnosis and treat problem. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the gum area on top of a tori on palate to become pink and a little swollen after burning roof of mouth? How long until gum goes down

Is it normal for the gum area on top of a tori on palate to become pink and a little swollen after burning roof of mouth? How long until gum goes down

Pain is never normal: The damage is done, the too-hot food has been consumed, and your burned mouth is swollen. Avoid sharp, crunchy foods, vitamin E application and good oral hygiene will heal the condition in seven days. Take care. ...Read more

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Burned roof of mouth a few days ago now it still is sore and tissue is swollen could be infected how can I heal it faster?

Without further: Additional injury, the burn should resolve in 10-14 days since the accident, probably another week for you. Sorry, no miracle treatments are available to speed that healing process. Avoid spicy foods and use bland toothpaste. Ask your dentist about a prescription rinse that can help soothe the area while it heals. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sore Mouth (Definition)

Pain or soreness of the mouth. Persistent symptoms should be evaluated by ENT ...Read more