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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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Does foul taste in mouth mean dry socket?

Does foul taste in mouth mean dry socket?

Not necessarily: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. ...Read more

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Bitter taste in mouth and black poop?

Bitter taste in mouth and black poop?

See your doctor: Black, tarry stools (poop) can mean blood in the stool. These symptoms together could mean a bleeding ulcer. See your doctor right away! ...Read more

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Burning mouth and TMJ. Mouth opening problem bad breath sores in mouth?

Burning mouth and TMJ. Mouth opening problem bad breath sores in mouth?

Problems: You have quite a number of dental problems and each need to be addressed. When was you last dental exam? You need a one on one comprehensive evaluation from a dentist along with proper treatment. Call and set up an appointment. ...Read more

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Dry mouth sour mouth.I.Cant.Pass.My .Salive.

Dry mouth sour mouth.I.Cant.Pass.My .Salive.

Dry mouth: Many medications will cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor about medications and see a dentist also. Dry. Mouth will cause cavities. Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks. Avoid mouthwash with alcohol with can maki it worse. Biotene products are specifically made to help dry mouth. Chewing xylitol or sugar free gum can stimulate saliva flow. Keep well hydrated. ...Read more

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Metallic taste in mouth and yeast infection, pregnant?

Metallic taste in mouth and yeast infection, pregnant?

Ma be dissociated: You need to see both your dentist and your physician for an evaluation. May or may not be associated. You actually need to be examined. Please make the appointments, both of them. ...Read more

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Does foul taste in mouth come from dry socket?

It can: A dry socket is a tooth extraction site where the blood clot was lost and the bone exposed. The bone can be dying back - thus the taste or it can be trapping food which then as it breaks down - also causes a bad odor/taste. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bad breath, bad taste in mouth, white patches inside mouth, canker sores, receding gums and rash with red bumps around mouth.

I am experiencing  bad breath, bad taste in mouth, white patches inside mouth, canker sores, receding gums and rash with red bumps around mouth.

Possible Candida: also called Yeast Infection. Please see your doctor. IF it is candida he/she will help you clear it up. If something else you will find out and get helped. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Burning, sticky mouth after swallowing cum?

Burning, sticky mouth  after swallowing cum?

See your doctor: Please see your doctor. Your symptoms could be suggestive of an irritation from the semen itself, but there is also the possibility of a sexually transmitted infection having been passed to you orally; a swab test can help determine this. It's important to practice safe oral sex practices to prevent STI transmission; dental dams are effective barriers in such cases. ...Read more

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Toddler with tongue sores, swollen gums, stinky breath, and fever..What is it?

Toddler with tongue sores, swollen gums, stinky breath, and fever..What is it?

Sounds painful: As well. Please take your child to his pediatrician or pediatric dentist to be diagnosed and appropriately treated. On line consultation / recommendations would only be guesses at best. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Metallic taste in mouth toda; what is it?

Metallic taste in mouth toda; what is it?

More history: Usually "dysgeusia" with an odd metallic taste is from taking medications (even calcium carbonate) or "just happens" & is never explained. I trust you are otherwise well & do not have occupational exposure to lead, mercury, or cadmium. Try running floss across your tongue, and using plastic utensils. ...Read more

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Cause for weird taste in mouth soapy taste extra saliva?

Cause for weird taste in mouth soapy taste extra saliva?

Medications,illness: Side effects for many medicines include taste in mouth. Always good to be evaluated if it persists very long! ...Read more

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Foul taste in mouth after tooth pulled?

Foul taste in mouth after tooth pulled?

Putrefaction...: The contents of a recent tooth extraction socket is the "perfect storm" for bad smell: warmth, moisture, bacteria, and abundant fermentable organic debris, blood clot, and exuding serous exudate. Every recent extraction smells and tastes bad until the natural healing process allows the wound to close over, bringing resolution to the problem. ...Read more

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My son's poo is yellow, like water and foul smelling, why?

My son's poo is yellow, like water and foul smelling, why?

Many reasons.: There are many possible reasons, however most of them are completely benign. History child seems uncomfortable, or is not growing well, please contact her physician. ...Read more

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Foul taste in mouth - help?

Foul taste in mouth - help?

See a dentist: Brush, floss, and use a listerine-type mouthwash. If the taste/odor doesn't go away, see your doctor to rule out a throat infection, then see a dentist to evaluate for a tooth abscess. ...Read more

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What causes foul smelly saliva ; have excellent dental hygiene but saliva is very stinky?

What causes foul smelly saliva ; have excellent dental hygiene but saliva is very stinky?

Mahybe hygiene: Not knowing what you are doing for "excellent hygiene" makes answering more difficult. A mouth rinse and toothpaste called closys are formulated to neutralize the volatile sulfur compounds that cause breath problems. ...Read more

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Metallic taste in mouth. My tongue and roof of mouth feel raw. Throat feels tight.?

Metallic taste in mouth. My tongue and roof of mouth feel raw. Throat feels tight.?

Dry Mouth: Can also cause the symptoms mentioned. Use non alcoholic mouth rinse and drink non sugary fluids to moisten the throat and mouth. Observe though if the tightness of the throat is due to constriction. It can be an allergic reaction to something taken or inhaled. Call your doctor. If you cannot breathe and started wheezing, it is an emergency situation. ...Read more

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Foul taste in mouth from mouth guard. What to do?

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Water and Vinegar: Store the mouthguard overnight in water, adding half of a teaspoon of white vinegar will help keep them clean and odor free. ...Read more

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Bad breath, occasional white spots in mouth. Wassup?

Bad breath, occasional white spots in mouth. Wassup?

Oral thrush: Signs of lowered immunity causing fungal infection - need medical rx with magic mouth wash #2 which has nystatin, calamine, benedryl and lidocaine. ...Read more

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My son has smelly mouth and he is just 1yr old how do I stop this ?

My son has smelly mouth and he is just 1yr old how do I stop this ?

See details: You can start by having the child's pediatrician evaluate the issue. It may be just an issue of poor dental hygiene. Do not help the child brush? ...Read more

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Had sex 1-2 weeks lst perid 31oct, 2day i had nausea,very light headache/dizzy, pressure in lower abdinmol, smelly breath sour mouth Pregnant?

Had sex 1-2 weeks lst perid 31oct, 2day i had nausea,very light headache/dizzy, pressure in lower abdinmol, smelly breath sour mouth Pregnant?

Did you miss period?: You really can't tell pregnancy or not until you've missed your period. Once that happens I would wait another week before purchasing a pregnancy kit. If that turns out to be telling then, you'll have your answer. If it's negative you may need to repeat it. If you think there's ANY chance you could be pregnant then, stop all alcohol, drugs, & cigarettes until you know something for sure. ...Read more

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I brush my teeth 2 times a day but still my mouth is smelly with throat balls .Please tell me what to do?

I brush my teeth 2 times a day but still my mouth is smelly with throat balls .Please tell me what to do?

See the dentist: Sometimes teeth with cavities, infected teeth, gum disease and an unclean tongue can cause "bad breath". Your dentist will check your mouth properly. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my mouth still is smelly even if i brush my teeth everyday and everynight?

Why would it be that my mouth still is smelly even if i brush my teeth everyday and everynight?

Bad breath,Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by several reasons. Starting with mouth, poor oral hygiene, gum disease dry mouth and not cleaning the tongue everyday could cause bad breath. Systemic causes could be stomach problems such as acid reflux and chronic sinus infections can cause bad breath. Check with your physician and dentist ...Read more

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What could be causing a salty taste in my mouth? I don't usr salt and try to stay aeay from salty foods and have edema and dark smelly urine.Plenty wat

What could be causing a salty taste in my mouth? I don't usr salt and try to stay aeay from salty foods and have edema and dark smelly urine.Plenty wat

Oral hygiene: You may wish to consult a dentist to have your oral health checked. I do not know of a systemic illness that may explain salty taste in the mouth. ...Read more

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Why do I sometimes develop whitish, smelly particles on my tonsils? Some can be removed, then they will be gone and return again.

Why do I sometimes develop whitish, smelly particles on my tonsils? Some can be removed, then they will be gone and return again.

Tonsil stones: Aka tonsilliths are calcified materials that form in the crevices of the tonsils, composed mainly of calcium, some phosphorus and ammonia(hence the odor--halitosis). The cause of this nuisance is unknown, but it is often considered harmless. Simple removal with a curette or oral irrigation is often adequate to get rid of them. If u r concerned/bothered by it, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help teeth problems! smelly floss. Is this normal?

Help teeth problems! smelly floss. Is this normal?

Decay/gingivitis: Sounds like a trip to the dentist is important to ascertain whether decay or gum disease is present. Make an appointment right away! ...Read more

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What can I do to remove the smelly pus on my teeth(around the molar)?

What can I do to remove the smelly pus on my teeth(around the molar)?

See a dentist: Appears you have an abscess, and you will need a dentist to diagnose and treat the problem. The sooner you call the sooner you will feel better. ...Read more

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I have been having white smelly stone looking things coming out from my tonsils. Could this mean I have tonsil stones?

I have been having white smelly stone looking things coming out from my tonsils. Could this mean I have tonsil stones?

Yes: These can usually be extruded with the blunt end of a tooth brush or with a tongue depresor. A water pik may be useful. ...Read more

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I have tonsil stones.White smelly things on my right tonsil. I don't get them a lot and they go away in few days.Should i get my tonsils removed?

Probably not: This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the area with a soft brush, or using a water pik to dislodge them. Sometimes the tonsils may become chronically infected, painful, or swollen. Then it may be time to consider removal. You should see an otolaryngologist and discuss. ...Read more

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What causes foul smelly saliva ; have excellent dental hygiene but saliva is very stinky?

Mahybe hygiene: Not knowing what you are doing for "excellent hygiene" makes answering more difficult. A mouth rinse and toothpaste called closys are formulated to neutralize the volatile sulfur compounds that cause breath problems. ...Read more

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What causes bad breath and how can one prevent from getting such repulsive smelling breath? When one brushes there teeth in the morning and evening, it is still smelly forhalf a day.

What causes bad breath and how can one prevent from getting such repulsive smelling breath? When one brushes there teeth in the morning and evening, it is still smelly forhalf a day.

Bad breath: Check with your dentist to make sure you have no untreated gum disease or decay. In addition to brushing and flossing, you should also clean your tongue by either brushing it or using a tongue scraper. The tongue harbors food debris and bacteria that can cause bad breath. Bad breath can also be the result of diet, acid reflux, and stomach/intestinal problems. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a smelly scalp?, i take a shower everyday but when I am in stress or my head gets hot it smells like farts

What can I do if I have a smelly scalp?, i take a shower everyday but when I am in stress or my head gets hot it smells like farts

Smelly Scalp: Scalp smell may be caused by an overproduction of oil from the sebaceous glands in the area. Additionally, an overproduction of bacteria, yeast or fungus on the scalp might cause a persistent infection. If your scalp infection is caused by a fungus, using an antibacterial treatment will not cure the smell. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a head cold and my nose is smelly. Should I be concerned about a possible sinus infection? It happens when i'm not sick sometimes too.

I have a head cold and my nose is smelly. Should I be concerned about a possible sinus infection? It happens when i'm not sick sometimes too.

Be seen: That is not unusual during an infection, but if it continues after your infection is cleared, then it should be investigated. You might need a ct scan of the sinuses to look for a polyp or even a tumor. This presumes that you do not have a foreign body in your nose, as that is a common cause of foul smelling nasal discharge. ...Read more

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Slight swelling above top front of ear on head. Clear non smelly liquid leaking out of top of ear. It gets cakey with hair. Need medication?

Slight swelling above top front of ear on head. Clear non smelly liquid leaking out of top of ear.  It gets cakey with hair.  Need medication?

Preauricular cyst: You have a congenital cyst and sinus. You need to see an ear nose and throat physician for possible surgeryt to remove the cyst and sinus tract. ...Read more

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Brushing teeth 3 times a day and still yellow and smelly?

Brushing teeth 3 times a day and still yellow and smelly?

Oral hygiene: The color of teeth depends upon the integrity of the enamel(outer surface) if the enamel is more transluscent, the teeth will appear more yellow .The smell could be from the bacteria that lives under the gum between the teeth. That is why regular professional cleanings are necessary and flossing every 24 hours is required to prevent bacterial growth(and odor). Brush the surface of the tongue too! ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for an abscess in my groin area. It comes a head, oozes some pus-like smelly liquid then gets hard & painful again.

What type of doctor should I see for an abscess in my groin area. It comes a head, oozes some pus-like smelly liquid  then gets hard & painful again.

Internist or Surgeon: I would see if it resolves after treating with antibiotics prescribed by an internist or infectious disease specialist. You need to take antibiotics that cover staph.Aureus both methicillin sensitive and resistant strains as well as covering strep. Pyogenes. I would also soak it with hot salt water. If it doesn't resolve you will need incision and drainage by a surgeon. ...Read more

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I get white smelly stuff comes up from the back of my throat. Comes straight up and I have to spit it out. What is it?

I get white smelly stuff comes up from the back of my throat. Comes straight up and I have to spit it out. What is it?

Other Symptoms?: How do you feel otherwise? Smoke? This could be coming from your sinuses, or your stomach, or even your lungs. How long has this been going on for? Just when you wake up, or throughout the day? If it persists, if you can cleanly catch some of "the stuff" (without mixing it with your saliva) save it and get it examined. ...Read more