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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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I have small red bumps on the top of my mouth and a stuffy nose any clue what it could be?

I have small red bumps on the top of my mouth and a stuffy nose any clue what it could be?

Probably a virus: Try OTC meds for nasal congestion and gargle your mouth with saline water. If you have fever, or don't get better in a couple of days, you need to be examined for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Small red bumps on penile shaft forskin and above the penis. When they showed up I was also having two days of drinking and around the mouth I had two?

Small red bumps on penile shaft forskin and above the penis. When they showed up I was also having two days of drinking and around the mouth I had two?

Infection?: You MAY have an infection. The only way to know for sure it to see your doctor, which I encourage you to do. Please discuss your drinking habits w/him/her also. If a drinking problem is developing please catch it before it can do more damage. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Usual blood clot like small red bumps in mouth due to teeth bit or mostly during chewing, goes away automatically after some time. I am a smoker.

Usual blood clot like small red bumps in mouth due to teeth bit or mostly during chewing, goes away automatically after some time. I am a smoker.

Red bumps: First, you should stop smoking as it's a known carcinogen and will also lead to other health problems. While it seems that you have diagnosed the red bumps as related to accidental trauma, without actually examining you, we can't confirm or negate your diagnosis. It's best to have this checked by a local dentist (or physician). ...Read more

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My friend has about 5 Canker sores on & around her tongue about 2 weeks after oral sex. Also small red bumps on roof of mouth. Could it be related?

My friend has about 5 Canker sores on & around her tongue about 2 weeks after oral sex. Also small red bumps on roof of mouth. Could it be related?

Sounds like: It could be a Herpes virus infection..... would suggest your "friend" have an "intimate" conversation with her PCP about these "cankers"! There is medication for such lesions!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a cluster of small red bumps/blisters inside my mouth in the crease where my gum meets the inner lip. It tingles and is irritated. What is it?

I have a cluster of small red bumps/blisters inside my mouth in the crease where my gum meets the inner lip. It tingles and is irritated. What is it?

Mouth lesions: Maybe cold sores or ulcers. Or may be connected to your teeth. Have them seen by your doctor or dentist for a a accurate diagnosis and treated. All the best. ...Read more

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Last week I started having small red bumps on my lips. Then a few days later there were bumps on the roof of my mouth. Now the same thing is on my ear?

Last week I started having small red bumps on my lips. Then a few days later there were bumps on the roof of my mouth. Now the same thing is on my ear?

See your doctor: Because this rash appears to be spreading, see your primary care physician to determine what this rash is and how to keep this from spreading. ...Read more

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Hard moving lump inside my mouth on the left side near my salivary glands on the bone. Also very small red bumps near tonsils on one side? 16 year old

Hard moving lump inside my mouth on the left side near my salivary glands on the bone. Also very small red bumps near tonsils on one side? 16 year old

See a dentist: If if the lamp lasts longer than one or two weeks, you should be concerned. I would advise you to have the lump examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. pedodontist, oral surgeon), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more

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Had 3-4 small red bumps/lumps back of throat for about a month. Painless, no flu or cold symptoms, top of mouth has a orangey tint. Is this lymphoid?

Had 3-4 small red bumps/lumps back of throat for about a month. Painless, no flu or cold symptoms, top of mouth has a orangey tint. Is this lymphoid?

Throat bumps: These signs are nonspecific and don't necessarily denote pathology. The bumps may be accentuated or prominent gland like structures related to mucus secretion. It is not uncommon for the palate to have different hues of color. If you still have concerns, have a throat examination by your physician or an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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I Have small red bumps sporadically around my legs, hips, and arms but only around a total of 10-15 over all areas and three just appeared on the roof of my mouth. They're almost like what a pimple that just started to form looks like. Completely red, no

I Have small red bumps sporadically around my legs, hips, and arms but only around a total of 10-15 over all areas and three just appeared on the roof of my mouth. They're almost like what a pimple that just started to form looks like. Completely red, no

Papules: It really sounds as if you have two from us. I cannot envision what are the bumps on the roof of the mouth would relate to the bumps on your skin. But there are such conditions, they just need to be evaluated personally. The most important asset of a dermatologist is his/her eyes, so you need to have this rash evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm worried I have hiv. Right now I have 2 small mouth ulcers and small red bumps on my back and chest that don't itch. Also I have a headache. Its been 2 weeks since I had unprotected oral sex. I am a paranoid person so how worried should I be?

I'm worried I have hiv. Right now I have 2 small mouth ulcers and small red bumps on my back and chest that don't itch. Also I have a headache. Its been 2 weeks since I had unprotected oral sex. I am a paranoid person so how worried should I be?

Not at all: You should not worry before you have a test to determine if you have HIV or another sexually transmitted disease. Simply make an appointment with your doctor, discuss your sexual activity and ask for testing for STDs as well as for advice regarding safe sex. Do not be shy about doing this, we are all prepared to have these discussions and to address these concerns. You are part of a generation that seems to have a higher rate of anxiety about many things, health especially. It is not clear why this generation has such a high rate of anxiety or, as you call it, paranoia, but rest assured you are not alone. ...Read more

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I have had a series of small red bumps around outer edges of my lips. Don't turn into pimples. Sometimes whole lip burns and feels swollen. Allergy?

I have had a series of small red bumps around outer edges of my lips. Don't turn into pimples. Sometimes whole lip burns and feels swollen. Allergy?

No: Allergy usually causes itching which you don't have. Have these bumps been present all of your life? The burning and swelling points more to an irritant to which the lip has been exposed. Consider changing toothpaste, mouthwash, or lip preparation etc to see if it helsp. ...Read more

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Small red bumps on scalp of head?

Small red bumps on scalp of head?

? folliculitis: It sounds like folliculitis, a bacterial infection of the scalp similar to acne. If you look close you may see a pustule when they first break out. They are often itchy/tender and scratched at producing a small scab. They tend to come and go. There is no permanent cure, but I often treat flares with antibiotics. I would go see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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What to do if I have multiple and very small red bumps on the head of my penis, what is this?

What to do if I have multiple and very small red bumps on the head of my penis, what is this?

Pearly penis papules: Ring of small skin colored bumps around head of penis just beyond the circumferential groove are normal and nothing to be concerned about. Sometimes called tyson's glands, but in fact are not glands. Tend to be more promininent in the uncircumcised penis. ...Read more

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A friend of mine has small red bumps on the head of his penis and it doesn't irritate him and it has been continuous for the past 4 years, what is it?

A friend of mine has small red bumps on the head of his penis and it doesn't irritate him and it has been continuous for the past 4 years, what is it?

Papules: Since they have been there for 4 years and has not caused a problem it does not seem serious but you could see a dermatologist.
They sound like papules depends on the size ...Read more

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What are all of these small red bumps on the head of my penis? They're also surrounding the urethra. It seems like they're spreading.

What are all of these small red bumps on the head of my penis? They're also surrounding the urethra. It seems like they're spreading.

Spreading Red Bumps: Anything that is getting worse...Especially when it is on the skin needs to be evaluated in person. This could be herpes. It could be a staph or fungal infection. Please get in to see your family doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have dandruff on my scalp and small red bumps. Head and shoulder hasn't cleared this problem up. What is the cause of my scalp issue?

I have dandruff on my scalp and small red bumps. Head and shoulder hasn't cleared this problem up. What is the cause of my scalp issue?

Seborrhea?: This may well be a case of seborrheic dermatitis. The head and shouders may not help. You might want to try some selsun to see if that will help. If not call your doc for appt and advice. ...Read more

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The sides of the tip of my tongue hurt, like the sensation when you burn your tongue. There are small red bumps in the same area too.?

Irritation: May be irritation from irritating foods. For example, a long session of eating spiced sunflower seeds. Avoid spicy foods for a few days. Saline rinses. If symptoms persist beyond a few days, see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Small red bumps that appeared out of nowhere today on the head on my penis and when I pull back the foreskin. They don't really hurt or itch?

Small red bumps that appeared out of nowhere today on the head on my penis and when I pull back the foreskin. They don't really hurt or itch?

Bumps on penis: It would be useful to know, if you have any other signs or symptoms along with these red dots like itching, fever, swelling of head of penis (glans penis). The shape and contour of the said red dots is also important. Also as per you description, you noticed them after having sex. This may indicated a sexually transmitted infection. If they are red rash like spots with itching and/or swelling of head, then it could be an yeast (candida) infection. Small blister like lesions with pain and fever may strongly indicate a herpes infection. Molluscum contagiosum infection can appear as small bumps with central depression. Also, genital warts due HPV (Human papilloma virus) infection can present as small pink/red bumps over penis. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a question about little small, red bumps on my tongue back witch smells bad, also from the other side I have like wrats, is it normal?

Hi, I have a question about little small, red bumps on my tongue back witch smells bad, also from the other side I have like wrats, is it normal?

Maybe normal: I'm guessing you are seeing normal circumvallate papillae -- a row of large bumps across the back of the tongue that can appear wart-like. They are entirely normal. Google it for photos to compare. If those photos don't match, best to see a doctor or your dentist. Whatever they are, I doubt they are the cause of the odor you have noticed. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been experiencing small red bumps in my penis head sometimes accompanied by itchiness. I haven't had any sex in months, just martubation?

Hello, I have been experiencing small red bumps in my penis head sometimes accompanied by itchiness. I haven't had any sex in months, just martubation?

Here are some...: Without a direct look at, it is hard to draw a conclusion for diagnosis and treatment, but clinically, such bumps are most likely related with long foreskin with inflammatory change on foreskin or/& glans penis - called balanoposthitis or posthitis if involving foreskin only or balanitis if glans penis only. More? Ask doc, preferably urologists. ...Read more

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Help me please! There are small red bumps on tongue, with "hairy" tougne and red patches. What do I do?

Help me please! There are small red bumps on tongue, with "hairy" tougne and red patches. What do I do?

See your dentist: See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. Sounds like normal taste buds (bumps), geographic tongue (bald patches-red spots) and hairy tongue (elongation of papillae). ...Read more

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I have red large bumps on the mid and back section of my tongue. I also have small red bumps on tip of the tongue? How to I go about getting rid of?

I have red large bumps on the mid and back section of my tongue. I also have small red bumps on tip of the tongue? How to I go about getting rid of?

Tongue: I strongly advise you to be seen by an oral surgeon for evaluation and proper diagnosis also you could seek the help of an oral medicine dentist. The proper treatment always follow the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are these small red bumps on my penis head? It seems to be turning into a sore.

What are these small red bumps on my penis head? It seems to be turning into a sore.

Get checked: It hard to say by description. Best to be on the safe side. Get checked by doctor for possible STD. ...Read more

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What are small red bumps inside of lower lip that is very painful. No openings like ulcers, what is this and how can I trear it?

Call your dentist: There are many possible causes of small painful bumps. It depends on how they started and how long they have been there and if you have swelling. Over the counter pain medications can help relive you pain for now, but you should see your dentist and have this area checked. ...Read more

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I see these small red bumps on my upper lip. They have no fluid in them no pain and don't bleed. What could this be? Please help me

I see these small red bumps on my upper lip. They have no fluid in them no pain and don't bleed. What could this be? Please help me

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What are these two small red bumps on my finger and one on the outside of my lower lip? They don't get bigger, spread, itch, or hurt.

Boils: The best and most important thing to do would be to have culture done on the pus from the boil. Once the inciting bacteria is identified, then the right oral antibiotic can be used to kill the offending germ all through the body. Using hibiclens soap twice a week in the shower for 2-3 weeks can also kill bacteria but it is not meant for long term use. ...Read more

Small Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue that is raised (often on the skin). Tiny red elevations of skin or tissue might ...Read more


Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised. Red bumps are elevations ...Read more