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I got braces 6 days ago and the mouth-opener cut the bed of my tongue. No whiteness/visible infection, just irritated. Is it normal to hurt this long?

I got braces 6 days ago and the mouth-opener cut the bed of my tongue. No whiteness/visible infection, just irritated. Is it normal to hurt this long?

Tongue cuts hurt: Lots of "sensors" in the tongue so this can be very painful. Luckily the tongue heals rapidly and even large cuts typically do not need help (like stitches) to heal. ...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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Is there any self test to know fungal infection in mouth especially in tongue?Can it be a cause of halitosis?

Is there any self test to know fungal infection in mouth especially in tongue?Can it be a cause of halitosis?

Candidiasis-thrush: A doctor or dentist (and sometimes pharmacist) can tell you if you have the yeast infection candidiasis, which can cause halitosis. The mouth usually has red spots or a white area that when wiped off leaves a red spot. It is usually treated with nystatin. It is important to find out the cause of thrush as it can sometimes be a symptom of another disease. ...Read more

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I've had a yeast infection in my mouth for a long time than it moved down below! my saliva glands are all swallowen up under neath my tongue?

I've had a yeast infection in my mouth for a long time than it moved down below! my saliva glands are all swallowen up under neath my tongue?

Mouth infection: See an oral surgeon immediatly it may not be yeast and may indicate a severe medical condition. Pts with aids many times will have what they think is a yeast infection get help right away. ...Read more

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Recently had a viral infection. Noticed white roof of mouth, furry white tongue, and yellow/red/white spots at back of mouth.

Recently had a viral infection. Noticed white roof of mouth, furry white tongue, and yellow/red/white spots at back of mouth.

Oral Thrush?: What you describe may be candidiasis or oral thrush, which is a fungal infection and easily treated by your dentist (or physician). However, you need to have it looked at to confirm the diagnosis and then have proper treatment. ...Read more

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White pimples on tongue and inside mouth. Doctor prescribed nilstat(nystatin) and said its infection. Old one disappeared and new one comes out.

White pimples on tongue and inside mouth. Doctor prescribed nilstat(nystatin) and said its infection. Old one disappeared and new one comes out.

? thrush: Sounds like thrush. Make sure you use the Nystatin for at least two days after the lesions resolve. Best bet is to call your doctor for further management. There are other meds that can be used, and he may want to do more studies to find out the cause of the thrush. ...Read more

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Sulfa drug for bladder infection.then oral thrush with nystatin. White patches gone but mouth /tongue still burning feeling.how long until better?

7-10 days?: It depends on several factors. Are you still using the nystatin? Are you using a steroid inhaler? Are you done with the antibiotic? If you are not using a steroid and you are done with the antibiotic then you should get better quicker. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of yeast infection in my mouth.? I have white stuff on my tongue back of throat hurts when I swolow and feels dry .

A Few: White patches that rub off leaving a red base could be a sign of an oral yeast infection. If you treat your mouth with anti-fungals and the symptoms don't resolve, see your dentist or physician. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more