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Right ear pressure and feels like its blocked for past one week. Wanting to drain. And discomfort on right throat when swallowing saliva...

Right ear pressure and feels like its blocked for past one week. Wanting to drain. And discomfort on right throat when swallowing saliva...

Need examination: You need to be examined by a healthcare professional. Sometimes earwax can block the canal and cause pressure, fullness, and hearing loss. Alternatively there may be an infection there causing your symptoms. Only way to know is to be seen by a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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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Do all mouth abscess require being drained?

Do all mouth abscess require being drained?

All abscesses: Require drainage for proper healing. Regardless of location. ...Read more

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I really don't feel well today, I woke up with a slight headache. I still have a weird chalky taste in my mouth and feel very tired and drained.

I really don't feel well today, I woke up with a slight headache. I still have a weird chalky taste in my mouth and feel very tired and drained.

CFS or fibromyalgia: Cfs, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia patients often suffer from drained feeling and lack of energy. I have seen patients with altered taste sensation, but may be more anecdotal and not be a factor for diagnosis. Judging from "still have a weird chalky…", I assume you've had this condition for a while. Please continue diagnostic process with your doctor (s) to narrow down diagnoses. ...Read more

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I had a bump in my mouth that I poked at and now it has moved and spread out (not get bigger, just longer) Could it be a mucocele that didn't drain?

I had a bump in my mouth that I poked at and now it has moved and spread out (not get bigger, just longer) Could it be a mucocele that didn't drain?

Suspicious bump: I would advise you to have the bump examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more

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How do I drain bump on roof the of my mouth?

How do I drain bump on roof the of my mouth?

An infection?: Can't tell if that is what you have. If so, it needs to be evaluated by a dentist. That tooth may have to come out, or it may need root canal therapy. Draining it will not solve the problem. ...Read more

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A soft lump under my tounge towards the front right my mouth. It seems have popped/drained out. Could this be? Hurt me if I swallowed what drained out

A soft lump under my tounge towards the front right my mouth. It seems have popped/drained out. Could this be? Hurt me if I swallowed what drained out

Mucocele: Usually they're not a problem and will go away on their own. It can be a common result of a constant trauma. If concerned see a dentist for evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Can regular doc drain abscess in roof of mouth?

Can regular doc drain abscess in roof of mouth?

In rural areas, most: Of the generalists have more experience with stuff like this, but honestly it's much better if there is any question about involvement of other structures in the head, an ENT doc or maxillofacial surgeon or dentist is a better choice. They have specialized training in surgical care and diseases that affect this region. You will get better care, as the DDS or ENT have the proper equipment for this. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the roof of my mouth I've had it before and went to the ER they cut it open and drained it, is there anything else I can do?

I have a lump on the roof of my mouth I've had it before and went to the ER they cut it open and drained it, is there anything else I can do?

Seek source: It does not seem that you received an answer as to what caused your lump when you went to the ER. Ask your primary care Doc to evaluate it, or ask if she/he will refer to ENT to look at it and possibly biopsy it if necessary to find out what it is. ...Read more

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Aftr tooth pulled can u taste an infection drain if there is one im having weird taste in my mouth & swallowing I taste in my chest start 2 days later?

Aftr tooth pulled can u taste an infection drain if there is one im having weird taste in my mouth & swallowing I taste in my chest start 2 days later?

Very possible: Go back to dentist for a post op. Exam -you may have to be placed on antibiotics if infection is present or just may need to rinse with hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more

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I burnt the top of my mouth toward the back, this caused a blister to form with blood. This drained and now the area is red and sore, day 4 still bad?

I burnt the top of my mouth toward the back, this caused a blister to form with blood. This drained and now the area is red and sore, day 4 still bad?

Burn to mouth: The best way to assess this injury is to see a photo of the area of burn. If you can send a photo to a Healthtap physician, it will be very helpful ...Read more

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I had a tooth absess drained by my dentist 4 days ago. I still have a lump on the roof of mouth which is extremely painful. How long till it goes away?

I had a tooth absess drained by my dentist 4 days ago. I still have a lump on the roof of mouth which is extremely painful. How long till it goes away?

Hard to say: Are you on antibiotics? Was root canal therapy started on that tooth, or will it be extracted? The incision and drainage removes much of the infection, but the source of the infection will need to be addressed. Speak to your dentist regarding what treatment is proposed. ...Read more

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Roof of mouth near back of thoat and throat is yellowish even tongue....Its been going on 4 a while now about a year. It looks like something draining?

Roof of mouth near back of thoat and throat is yellowish even tongue....Its been going on 4 a while now about a year. It looks like something draining?

Observe for a while: If this condition worsens, or doesn't disappear in a couple of months, you better consult an ENT doctor. While you"wait" make sure you gargle and have a good hygiene of your mouth, brush teeth and tongue very well. If starts to hurt or grow, see the specialist right away. ...Read more

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Can allergies only cause congestion and post nasal drip dry mouth and no other symptoms, my nose never drains eyes never itchy but always congested.?

Can allergies only cause congestion and post nasal drip dry mouth and no other symptoms, my nose never drains eyes never itchy but always congested.?

Absolutely: Everybody's allergy to allergens can be different. Stuffiness that goes away then comes back can be allergy related, try some over the counter loratadine or Allegra (fexofenadine) and see your doctor ...Read more

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Gave Ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drops to child & she claimed it got into her mouth (maybe draining from Eustachian tube) did not see it get in mouth. HARMFUL??

Gave Ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drops to child & she claimed it got into her mouth (maybe draining from Eustachian tube) did not see it get in mouth. HARMFUL??

Ciprodex in mouth: Greetings. The ciprodex could get into the mouth after applying to the ear canals if your child has a perforation in her ear/s or if she has PE tubes. The drops could travel down the Eustachian tubes into the back of the mouth and throat. Even if directly applied to the mouth, it is a very low dose and will not cause any harmful problems. ...Read more

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Is a tooth abscess cured if it drains? Do I still need to go to my dentist? I had a small bump on my gums, and I was going to make an appointment, but this morning it burst and drained. Didn’t taste too good, but I swished some mouthwash around my mouth,

Is a tooth abscess cured if it drains? Do I still need to go to my dentist? I had a small bump on my gums, and I was going to make an appointment, but this morning it burst and drained. Didn’t taste too good, but I swished some mouthwash around my mouth,

Not cured: The 'bump' on the gums is a draining abscess. The symptoms tend to diminish when the bump opens and lets the fluid (pus) drain. But, the source of the infection is still present...It must be treated to avoid a chronic abscess. ...Read more

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Stuffed up nose 4 a few days, started 2 drain 2day. Then tonsils & back of my mouth area, not my throat hurt & tonsil stones. My tongues swollen also?

Stuffed up nose 4 a few days, started 2 drain 2day. Then tonsils & back of my mouth area, not my throat hurt & tonsil stones. My tongues swollen also?

Postnasal: Drainage from allergies causing your throat to hurt. Drink plenty of fluids and take some antihistamines. You may need prescription nose spray. Consult with your doctor if no better or your condition worsened ...Read more

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Have mouth ulcers, red bumps on hands and feet. Right ear is a little draining and 101.6 fever. My DR appt in two days. Should I go to ER or wait?

Have mouth ulcers, red bumps on hands and feet. Right ear is a little draining and 101.6 fever. My DR appt in two days. Should I go to ER or wait?

Coxsackie Virus: Also called Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. The contagious disease is typically moderate, and nearly all patients recover in 7 to 14 days without any medical treatment. If concerned, see your GP for exam. ...Read more

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My tooth infection is draining into my mouth. Can I keep taking my antibiotics?

My tooth infection is draining into my mouth. Can I keep taking my antibiotics?

Yes: Drainage of an abscess helps it to resolve and the antibiotics will prevent the sensitive bacteria from reinfecting the same area. ...Read more

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To relieve pain til antibiotic I pierced abscess in roof of mouth. Drained yellow & pink but within 2 min full again and pain is so much worse. Help!

To relieve pain til antibiotic I pierced abscess in roof of mouth. Drained yellow & pink but within 2 min full again and pain is so much worse. Help!

See your dentist!: This sounds like an infection. Like a splinter in your finger, dental pain exists because there is a problem. Would you take pain medication and antibiotics to manage the splinter? Not likely: you would take it out! See your dentist. Solve the problem. ...Read more

Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more