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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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My 20mth. Old has swollen gums with blisters in and around her mouth smells awful and has been running a fever. Does she need antibiotics? What can i

My 20mth. Old has swollen gums with blisters in and around her mouth smells awful and has been running a fever. Does she need antibiotics? What can i

See pediatrician: Her pediatrician will determine if the lesions are viral or bacterial in nature, and what medication is necessary for treatment. Can't advise you if antibiotics are necessary since the lesions cannot be diagnosed definitively over the internet. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a runny nose, sore throat, coughing, bad taste in his mouth and he has two holes in tonsils with green pus. What is your intake?

My boyfriend has a runny nose, sore throat, coughing, bad taste in his mouth and he has two holes in tonsils with green pus. What is your intake?

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold virus, influenza (Tamiflu may be needed), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, is with moderate or high fever, or with much coughing or worrisome symptoms. Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can lessen pain. ...Read more

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My daughter who is eleven has oozing blisters on her hands that itch and hurt she also has a sore throat and runny nose?

My daughter who is eleven has oozing blisters on her hands that itch and hurt she also has a sore throat and runny nose?

Hand-foot-mouth : Hand-foot- mouth disease starts with fever, low appetite, feeling unwell, and sore throat. 1-2 days later, painful sores develop in the mouth with blisters and then ulcers. A skin rash occurs over 1-2 days. Rash has flat or raised red spots with blisters. Rash is usually on the palms and soles. Some persons may only get mouth sores or rash. While most are <5 yr old, it can occur at any age. ...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?

ANUG: It could be acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis which is what you described so see your pediatric md or dds. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a chapped lips with a pus,she has also canker sore inside her mouth and very bad breath?

 My 2 year old has a chapped lips with a pus,she has also canker sore inside her mouth and very bad breath?

Gingivostomatitis: While it's possible she has a viral illness, the presence of "pus" deserves a face-to-face evaluation. With the presence of the canker sores, she may not be wanting to eat/drink and there are things that your pediatrician can offer to ease the pain so your child will at least stay hydrated while she's healing. ...Read more

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My daughter is travelling and has woken with a sore throat, green pus on her tonsils, earache, temperature, aching all over and has been sick. ?

My daughter is travelling and has woken with a sore throat, green pus on her tonsils, earache, temperature, aching all over and has been sick.  ?

Needs antibiotics: This certainly sounds like a bacterial infection, usually steptococcus- I strongly suggest amoxicillin if she is not allergic to penicillin and also advise an clinic examination- she is most likely very contagious. ...Read more

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My daughter has fever, chapped lips, sore throat, swollen gums and her breath stings. What could it be?

My daughter has fever, chapped lips, sore throat, swollen gums and her breath stings. What could it be?

A Check-Up: By an md as soon as possible is important. Her tonsils might be swollen and maybe blocking her airway causing her to mouth breathe. It will dehydrate the lips, cause it to crack, and can make gums red and throat sore. An upper respiratory infection can do this. ...Read more

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My friend has fever blisters all over her mouth, could it be hand, foot, and mouth disease?

My friend has fever blisters all over her mouth, could it be hand, foot, and mouth disease?

Probably not: A number of things can cause blisters all over the mouth including a number of viruses (including herpes but also many others) and also stress (causing aphthous ulcers). Hand/foot/mouth disease is much more common in infants and in all people generally resolves on it's own after a few days. ...Read more

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I've just been sick with the flu/high temp/ sore throat. Now my mouth has swollown gums and painful white spots. What are those?

I've just been sick with the flu/high temp/ sore throat. Now my mouth has swollown gums and painful white spots. What are those?

Herpetic primary gin: Your first outbreak of a herpes infection manifests these symptoms. Primary herpetic gingeva stomatitis has all these classical symptoms. An anti viral med could help but most symptoms take 10 - 14 days to disappear. Feel better! ...Read more

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My 5 year old has a cough, yellow snot/congestion, sore throat and woke up with crusty eyes, no fever...I'm guessing that she has a virus???

My 5 year old has a cough, yellow snot/congestion, sore throat and woke up with crusty eyes, no fever...I'm guessing that she has a virus???

Viral infection: Viral infection is likely given all the symptoms. Multi-symptom cold preparations not recommended in children under six. Follow up with doctor if ear pain develops or eye discharge increases. ...Read more

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My son has a swollen tounge and blisters inside his mouth any idea?

My son has a swollen tounge and blisters inside his mouth any idea?

Yes: Need more history. Could be he burned his tongue on something hot. Could be a reaction to acidic food. More likely it is a viral infection. He needs to be seen and evaluated. How swollen is the tongue? Any trouble swallowing? Drooling at all? These are things that are best addressed in a visit. ...Read more

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My daughter has sores in her throat and gums severe pain fever up and down what does she have?

My daughter has sores in her throat and gums severe pain fever up and down what does she have?

May be systemic: A lot of possibilities. How long has this been happening? There are systemic syndromes that can do this. How old is she? The age could be related to the diagnosis. The sore could be apthous ulcers. But are they painful? If they are not this could it could be a variety of viral syndromes. You need to MAP the fever curve. She would benefit from seeing her physician. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has a dark rash all over him and is running a fever and red inside his mouth. Thinking maybe Hand Foot and Mouth??

My 2 year old son has a dark rash all over him and is running a fever and red inside his mouth. Thinking maybe Hand Foot and Mouth??

Fever is emergency: Any fever in a toddler of your son's age requires an urgent visit at the family medical clinic. it is not advised to sit at home watching this. Please sign off of the internet and get your son to health care today. ...Read more

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Daughter has sore throat with white spots and ear temp of 100.2 she is 18?

Sore throat: Your daughters symptoms could be due to a virus or bacteria. The viral form will ultimately resolve on it's own. All that is necessary is fluids and rest. The bacterial form, however, will require antibiotic treatment. This form is commonly known as strep throat. The only way to differentiate between the two is by being tested by your doctor. I recommend a visit to your doctor so that this may be. ...Read more

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My daughter has woken with swollen lips and and a puffy face. She has had a sore throat and swollen glands with a temperature of 38.5 even after parac?

My daughter has woken with swollen lips and and a puffy face. She has had a sore throat and swollen glands with a temperature of 38.5 even after parac?

Need to see a doctor: It looks like your daughter is getting an acute pharyngitis. She is needed to be seen by a physician to be evaluated if she has bacteria infection. In the mean time, try to control her fever with alternating paracetamol and Ibuprofen so it won't be so high that she may have seizure due to high temperature. She needs to drink plenty of fluid too so she is not dehydrated. ...Read more

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My 6 year old son has been complaining or a sore throat, headache and body aches. Ne fever present. Eating and drinking normally. Monitor or e.R.?

My 6 year old son has been complaining or a sore throat, headache and body aches. Ne fever present. Eating and drinking normally. Monitor or e.R.?

Difficult to know: If your son is a normal healthy child, then these symptoms are likely caused by a viral infection and you can monitor him at home. If, however, he has any underlying chronic disease, you should probably call his doctor and discuss it with him or her. ...Read more

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Swollen Gums (Definition)

Swelling in the gums is often the symptom of gingivitis or possilby more advanced periodontal disease. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss as well as many systemic problems- increased risk of stroke, heart attack, colon ...Read more


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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more