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Doctor insights on: Saliva Thumb Sucking Cause Irritation Eyes

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Do binkies cause skin irritation by mouth?

Do binkies cause skin irritation by mouth?

Indirectly possible: This would really be a 'drool rash' caused by the shield of the binky allowing saliva to stay trapped next to the skin, not something caused by the binky its self. Often when infants are teething they make excess saliva resulting in a drool rash on lips, cheeks and/or necks. This would happen even without the binky if they have lots of excess saliva. ...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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Does thumb sucking cause more chapped lips or is it from smoking?

Does thumb sucking cause more chapped lips or is it from smoking?

Chapped lips: Both activities probably contributed to chapped lips. Chapped lips are simply injury to the outer lining or the upper layer of skin. This can be from dehydration or any other kind of injury. ...Read more

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What could cause continued thumb sucking?

What could cause continued thumb sucking?

Habitual: There are many psycho-social causes of this habits but the child usually outgrow it by school age. ...Read more

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Could chewing cinnamon chewing gum, cause mouth soreness or bumps?

Could chewing cinnamon chewing gum, cause mouth soreness or bumps?

Cinnamon sensitivity: Many people are sensitive to cinnamon. Stop chewing cinnamon gum and using other cinnamon flavored foods and see if your soreness goes away in a few days. If it does not then see a dentist about your sore tongue. ...Read more

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Moist inside cheeks, under tongue but top of tongue is constantly very dry (food sticks to it). Chewing xylitol gum doesn't help. Not Sjogrens. Cause?

Moist inside cheeks, under tongue but top of tongue is constantly very dry (food sticks to it). Chewing xylitol gum doesn't help. Not Sjogrens. Cause?

Not clear : you need to be certain this is not Sjogren's. There are other things to consider such as whether you have something like a yeast of the tongue. Has that been checked out. It could be the reason for the dryness ...Read more

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Can babies sucking two fingers cause any dental problems?

Can babies sucking two fingers cause any dental problems?

Yes: If they continue to suck their fingers after age 4 or 5 they can move the teeth. Thumb sucking is a bigger problem imo. ...Read more

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What can cause bloody saliva coming from the mouth ?

What can cause  bloody saliva  coming from the mouth ?

Gum problems: Typically, any blood coming from the mouth is related to a number of gum problems. See a dentist for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Can slk cause my upper eyelid to chronically swell from water, heat or other irritating factors?

Can slk cause my upper eyelid to chronically swell from water, heat or other irritating factors?

SLK problem: Chronically irritating eye condition +/- reddness. Changes in ambiant humidity may exacerbate symptoms. Dee your eye doc, may need steriod drops. ...Read more

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Can constantly rubbing eyes cause the eyelid to droop?

Can constantly rubbing eyes cause the eyelid to droop?

Lid droop: Yes, years of constant rubbing of the eye can weaken the muscles in charge of keeping the lid in its proper position. Intermittent lid drop or ptosis without a history of long term lid rubbing can be evaluated by an eyemd to assess its cause. ...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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Seems like massaging eyes with my palms relieves computer eye strain or fatigue. But is it actually harmful? E.g, eye pressure, cornea damage, etc?

Seems like massaging eyes with my palms relieves computer eye strain or fatigue. But is it actually harmful?  E.g, eye pressure,  cornea damage, etc?

Not harmful: Computer eye strain is almost always due to eye dryness from sustained working. A palm massage will not do any harm and serves to spread the tears over the dry eye to relieve the strain. You can also treat this by using lubricating eyedrops when you feel the strain or fatigue. ...Read more

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Can ranitidine cause a sore tongue dry mouth an tongue to swell?

Can ranitidine cause a sore tongue dry mouth an tongue to swell?

Somewhat: Dry mouth yes. Swelling no. If your lips swell or anything else starts swelling noticeably such as your lips you might have an allergic reaction see a physician right away. Do you take any other medications? This might be an interaction. List the medications you take in your post. ...Read more

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Can tmj+frequent lip/inside lip biting habit cause slight tingling in lips? No other symptoms, just mild lip tingling off and on.

Irrelevant: Lip-biting syndrome is a chronic anxiety disorder and has nothing to do with TMJ disorder. See your PCP for consultation and treatment to relieve anxiety or stress. ...Read more

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Can thumb sucking result in gum infection in infants ? How can it be stopped ?

Can thumb sucking result in gum infection in infants ? How can it be stopped ?

Thumb sucking: Thumb sucking is normal and it can not cause gum infection. Also, most infants out grow this so no need to try and stop it. ...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