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Why is my skin peeling off inside the mouth on the cheeks? And have small pimple like bumps on the cheeks that give out salt like fluid when pierced?

Why is my skin peeling off inside the mouth on the cheeks? And have small pimple like bumps on the cheeks that give out salt like fluid when pierced?

On my cheeks: You may be unconsciously biting your cheeks which also irritate minor salivary glands where the ducts get blocked and cause the formation of mucoceles (mucous retention cysts) that are harmless. However, we cannot diagnose this over the internet, sight unseen. You will need to see a dentist to confirm my suspicions as there are other possibilities, some of which require treatment. Read more

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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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Peeling skin inside mouth on cheeks and inside of lips both upper and lower. Almost look like blisters, and or dry skin painful lasts about a week?

Peeling skin inside mouth on cheeks and inside of lips both upper and lower. Almost look like blisters, and or dry skin painful lasts about a week?

Depends: There are multiple conditions that may cause your skin to peel inside your mouth. Including infections like hand and mouth disease, drug reactions like stevens johnsons syndrome, immune system disorders like pemphigus go to a doctor for evaluation. They can do labs and biopsy the skin to find out why. Read more

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I have peeling skin and rednes in the corner of my mouth. What could this be?

I have peeling skin and rednes in the corner of my mouth. What could this be?

Perleche: Sounds like it could be perleche or angular chelitis which is common and caused by a buildup of moisture. Nothing dangerous. It should be looked at by a doctor to confirm this and a topical cream can be precribed, good luck! Read more

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What does dry flaking/peeling skin in between eyebrows and on the sides of the mouth mean?

What does dry flaking/peeling skin in between eyebrows and on the sides of the mouth mean?

Skin changes...: Even though without taking a look at you is difficult to determine exactly what this is, but by the way you are describing your skin changes, it seems to be a dermatitis (skin inflammation), could be seborrhea or eczema. For now try moisturizing cream or petroleum jelly and make an appointment with your doctor in order to get a final diagnosis. Read more

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The skin inside my mouth on both cheek areas are covered with white looses flakes of peeling skin. Can you tell me why this may be happening?

The skin inside my mouth on both cheek areas are covered with white looses flakes of peeling skin. Can you tell me why this may be happening?

Cheek biting: If this is a white line on the inside of both cheeks that goes from front to back and is even with where you teeth bite, then this is most likely from cheek biting. Some people do this in their sleep. It can cause mild trauma to inside of the cheek and the area heals the white dead skin on the surface peels off. Cheek biting can be caused by stress. Read more

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My 14 year old daughter had skin peeling off the roof of her mouth.... It was light pink. She has been on plaquinil and methatrexate for 3 months?

My 14 year old daughter had skin peeling off the roof of her mouth.... It was light pink. She has been on plaquinil and methatrexate for 3 months?

If your daughter has: Lupus & Sjogren's Syndrome, peeling of the mucous membranes of her hard palate can either be from her auto-immune disorders or from her Plaquinil & Methotrexate. If she has Rheumatoid Arthritis, it's probably from her meds. Ask her rheumatologist to refer her to a dentist who has expertise in oral manifestations of chronic systemic diseases. She should avoid spicy or acidic foods till treated. Read more

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My childs skin peeling around nose, eyes, mouth is there a connection to gut?

Possibly: Skin problems can be from a variety of causes. He could have eczema, and he could be reacting to foods or to food additives. A good probiotic supplement can help to stregthen the barrier that the intestines are supposed to provide, and has been shown, when given on a daily basis, to improve the symptoms of eczema. Probiotic supplements are extremely safe and widely available. Read more

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Bleeding Gums after brushing, White Wrinkled Lines in inner/lower cheek, Peeling skin in mouth, Rough Spots?

Check it out: Different possibilities-candidiasis, viral, systemic issues? See your doc for accurate diagnosis, Read more

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Top cancer dr wants to start 87 yr dad on 5-FU for 6 months b/c he says there are no side effects other than possible mouth sores & peeling skin. True?

Top cancer dr wants to start 87 yr dad on 5-FU for 6 months b/c he says there are no side effects other than possible mouth sores & peeling skin. True?

Benefits VS risks: If your dad is very healthy 87 why not, should not deprive cancer treatments due age alone. If your dad is mentally incompetent, fragile, then family (health proxy) should decide with the advise from medical team. End stage of journey in this world, it is quality of life, not quantity is important, will make your decisions very simple. Read more

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I have recently come down with pneumonia and was give zpack and prednisone the next day I had blood blisters and skin peeling in my mouth checks

I have recently come down with pneumonia and was give zpack and prednisone the next day I had blood blisters and skin peeling in my mouth checks

Stop go to dr: Call your doctor immediately, and stop the medication. You may be developing a serious adverse outcome from the medication called Stevens Johnson syndrome. It requires immediate care. Read more

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I am experiencing fatigue, peeling skin, red spots on roof of mouth, joint stiffness, headache (quality: dull or aching sensation, sensation of pressure or fullness) My ANA is 1:160 speckled, low C3 and C4 16 (nl range 16-47).?

I am experiencing fatigue, peeling skin, red spots on roof of mouth, joint stiffness, headache (quality: dull or aching sensation, sensation of pressure or fullness) My ANA is 1:160 speckled, low C3 and C4 16 (nl range 16-47).?

Rheumatologist: My advice is to consult a rheumatologist. The ANA, although elevated, cannot be considered diagnostic of collagen disease without other supportive evidence. Since your symptoms are nonspecific, I would like to have an expert evaluate you. Read more

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What is the Layer of skin peeling off my tongue?

What is the Layer of skin peeling off my tongue?

Skin peeling: Skin peeling off tongue can be due to recent burned tongue, trauma. There are few rare issues that can cause this. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. Read more

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My smooch red dots on my penisand also very dry around the head when I pull my foreskin you can see the skin peeling off?

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My smooch red dots on my penisand also very dry around the head when I pull my foreskin you can see the skin peeling off?

See remark: You may have infection from what you describe?
You are uncircumcised. Please sit a tub of warm soapy water for 5 minutes 2 times a day, After drying apply some antibiotic ointment to area.
Do this for couple of days. If no response, check with a doctor, or visit local health clinic in your town.
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I have these peeling skin on the head of my penis. What would it be?

Here are some. ..: Without a look at what you described, it's hard to offer a decent advice although chronic inflammation, i.e., balanoposthitis, related with long tight foreskin, or psoriasis would first come to mind. Clinically, you may try applying topical antifungal + steroid cream lightly 1-2 daily after gentle cleansing for 4-5 days and see. If not improved as wished, see urologist for confirmation, Rx, &. .. Read more

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I had white skin peeling in just about the whole area right under my tongue?

I had white skin peeling in just about the whole area right under my tongue?

White tongue coat: Could very well be a yeast infection. Are you using astma inhalers or took antibiotics recently? Pleasae check with your primary care doc. Get well. Read more

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What is the cause of the skin peeling on the head and foreskin of the penis?

What is the cause of the skin peeling on the head and foreskin of the penis?

Balanitis: It may be an balanitis, an infection of the penis. An antibiotic or anti-fungal may help. A visit with your doctor is recommended. Read more

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Have rash below the head of my penis and skin peeling as well?

See Md: There are several possible causes of skin irritation/rash on shaft of penis. If you are uncircumcised and you do not often retract the foreskin and clean the area, the old skin cells/oil / debris may cause irritation. Some men get eczema of the area and need steroid cream. It could also be a fungal infection like "jock itch". See your md for a diagnosis and treatment plan. Read more

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This morning my bottom lip began peeling skin. The peeling is white but this is the first time to happen. Just want to check if it's serious or not.

Probably fine: That doesn't sound serious. Have you been licking your lip? Are you using any new beauty or skin care products that you might be having a reaction to? Read more

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I've been having problems for the last few months with bumps on my top lip...No real pain that turn into white heads and skin peeling from inside lip.

I've been having problems for the last few months with bumps on my top lip...No real pain that turn into white heads and skin peeling from inside lip.

Lip problem: Without seeing it, it's virtually impossible to direct you in the right direction based on the paucity of info provided. Either take a pic and send it over or see a local physician/provider who can help you further. Read more

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I have peeling skin on the head of my penis. It's red and itchy. What is this?

See Your Doctor: Most likely a yeast infection, but could be herpes. It needs to be examined and cultured (swab for herpes and KOH prep for yeast). Yeast can be easily treated, but can be a symptom of other problems, like diabetes. Read more

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Peeling Skin (Definition)

A peeling skin is the result of separation of the outer layer of cells which separates. A typical common skin lesion of this nature is ...Read more