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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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What can I do about a really bad sore in my mouth?

What can I do about a really bad sore in my mouth?

See your doctor: Many different causes ranging from infection to irritation or a sign of other illness. See your doctor or dentist. ...Read more

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I have had a canker sore in my mouth for about 2-3 days now and it will not stop hurting or go away. What can I do to make it go away?

I have had a canker sore in my mouth for about 2-3 days now and it will not stop hurting or go away. What can I do to make it go away?

Patience and meds: Aphthous ulcers (canker sores) usually heal in 7 - 10 days if nothing is done. You can cover them with some over the counter medications that are available at nearly all pharmacies. If they are real bad your dentist could prescribe a medication ointment bandage call orobase which may contain a steroid to decrease the imflammation. ...Read more

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I've had a bad cold for a week. Found a sore in my mouth 2 days ago. Could the cause be cough drops or the cold virus? Should i be concerned?

Wait and see: A common cold wouldn't likely cause a sore in the mouth by itself, but you could have a flare up of apthous ulcers for example if you have a history of them. If the sore is not painful or bothersome, you can wait to see if it resolves within a few days. If it persists beyond 2 weeks, see a doctor for an evaluation. If your cold doesn't improve, see a physician for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Well here goes.... so about a month and a half ago i gave oral sex with a canker sore in my mouth to a man i didn't know.... he said hes clean of hiv?

Well here goes.... so about a month and a half ago i gave oral sex with a canker sore in my mouth to a man i didn't know.... he said hes clean of hiv?

Risky Behavior: Giving oral sex with an active oral lesion is not advisable for you or your partner. Both of you should be checked out for any possibilities of disease transmission that you are unaware of. Your partner's statement that he is not HIV positive doesn't cover the gamut of problems you could both experience. See your physician and urge him to do the same. Herpes is easily transmitted! ...Read more

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I have red sore splits on the corners of my mouth could someone help me I have had this disorder for about 8 years?

Nystatin cream : Nystatin and triamcinolone cream. 30gram tube. Apply after meals and at bedtime, for 10 days to corners of mouth this little known antifungal cream placed on the corners of the mouth several times a day almost always heals this for my patients. Use when you get flare-ups as they will still occur from time to time. Get a prescription for this from your dentist or doctor. ...Read more

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I have red sore splits on the corners of my mouth could someone help me I have had this disorder for about 8 years?

I have red sore splits  on the corners of my mouth could someone  help me I have had this disorder for about 8 years?

Many possible causes: Angular stomatitis or cheilitis is a common disorder with many causes including infections(fungal and bacterial), vit b2 deficiency, iron or zinc deficiency, syndromes like plummer-vinson, excess vit a intake, or from patients with dry lips with a habit of licking their lips excessively, causing chapping and cracking. Any problem lasting 8 yrs should warrant a good workup and exam. ...Read more