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What can I do for cracks on the side of my mouth?

What can I do for cracks on the side of my mouth?

CRACKS MOUTH CORNERS: Without looking i couldn't be sure, but it sounds as if you have a condition called, angular stomatitis or perleche. Often due to a yeast infection. Stop chewing gum, use a mild toothpaste (tom's of maine is a good one); don't eat raw fruit without cutting it up. A prescription product called mycolog cream can sometimes help. ...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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What can I do for cracks on the side of my mouth?

CRACKS MOUTH CORNERS: Without looking i couldn't be sure, but it sounds as if you have a condition called, angular stomatitis or perleche. Often due to a yeast infection. Stop chewing gum, use a mild toothpaste (tom's of maine is a good one); don't eat raw fruit without cutting it up. A prescription product called mycolog cream can sometimes help. ...Read more

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What can I do to calm the pain on the side of my tongue and inside my ear?

What can I do to calm the pain on the side of my tongue and inside my ear?

Treat the cause: It depends on what is causing your discomfort... Sinus, ear problem, or tooth problem. Each will need to be treated differently. Since you can't be examined over the internet, see a local physician and/or dentist to be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my consistent mouth ulcers on the insides of my lips?

What can I do to treat my consistent mouth ulcers on the insides of my lips?

Mouth ulcers: The attempt to 'get rid" of oral ulcerations is often an exercise in frustration. Allergy, nutritional, immune abnormalities, genetic, infectious disease, stress, and trauma, all hard to identify, are implicated, most with no specific treatment. And in-depth "testing" for various medical ulcerative diseases is costly, frustrating, and rarely productive. Most cases are managed by steroids. ...Read more

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What can I use for itching on the top of your mouth?

What can I use for itching on the top of your mouth?

Itchy palate: Sounds like allergies. Consider an oral non-sedating antihistamine such as cetirizine, fexofenadine or loratadine. ...Read more

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I Have a toothache out of this world on just the right side of my mouth and my gums on that side are swollen what can I do to bring the swelling down ?

I Have a toothache out of this world on just the right side of my mouth and my gums on that side are swollen what can I do to bring the swelling down ?

Dentist: The only thing that will really get the problem taken care of is seeing a dentist who may put you on an antibiotic. In the meantime, cold compresses and Ibuprofen should help with the pain. ...Read more

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What should I do? My gums on the top right side of my mouth in one spot is swollen and bright red and painful. What can I do for the pain

What should I do? My gums on the top right side of my mouth in one spot is swollen and bright red and painful.  What can I do for the pain

See dentist: There are many potential causes of this so i recommend seeing a dentist. If it is a gum or tooth abscess, you need treatment. There are may other potential problem, so you need a diagnosis to treat this unless it is something simple like 'you stabbed yourself with a fork' or 'burned yourself on hot pizza'. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in the roof of my mouth. Why and what can I do about it?

I have severe pain in the roof of my mouth. Why and what can I do about it?

Mouth pain: It may be inflammation going on. Possibly a dental problem or sinus infection. If none of the above, try salt water gargles and Ibuprofen or naproxen. If you have troubles swallowing, breathing or pain worsening, please see doc asap. ...Read more

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How do I treat ring worm on my face? Forehead on the side of my nose to the bottom of my chin help please and thank you

How do I treat ring worm on my face? Forehead on the side of my nose to the bottom of my chin help please and thank you

Ring worm: Are you sure you have ring worm infection?? If yes then you may buy "clotrimazole" from any drug store. You may apply twice a day X 4- 6 weeks. If there is no improvement in 7-10 days then please get yourself seen. ...Read more

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I have white sores on the roof of my mouth and on my gums what could they be and how can I treat them?

I have white sores on the roof of my mouth and on my gums what could they be and how can I treat them?

Mouth sores: Likely aphthous ulcers which can be associated with stress and certain viruses. Should be seen by your doctor or dentist to confirm. There are some topical applications which may help, once evaluated. ...Read more

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I have these blisters, particularly on the side of my thumbs and inside of both feet. What can I do to get rid of this?

I have these blisters, particularly on the side of my thumbs and inside of both feet. What can I do to get rid of this?

Depends on cause: May be just sweaty palms and feet. But could also be caused by fungus. Seek specialist in dermatology for skin culture. You may try otc anti fungal topicals first. ...Read more

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I have a blister in my mouth on the left side. What can that mean? Im kind of scared

I have a blister in my mouth on the left side. What can that mean?  Im kind of scared

Canker sores: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The dental laser offers immediate relief from the pain of these sores. See your dentist. ...Read more

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What can I take if the side of my back hurts?

What can I take if the side of my back hurts?

Any Nsaid, like the : Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen (provided you have no allergy or side effects to these meds) would be helpful. Sometimes a muscle relaxer is helpful, along with a heat/ice pack also is helpful. If no relief after 3-5 days, see your pcp. ...Read more

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Why does the roof of my mouth hurt on the back left side it hurts when i talk a lot and swallow please help

Why does the roof of my mouth hurt on the back left side  it hurts when i talk a lot and swallow please help

Have : A doctor look in your throat. Maybe you can have a tonsillitis but maybe other things can cause the same complaint. You need to be seen by a doctor! ...Read more

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My gums are receding. It started with the bottom part of my mouth but now also on the top of my mouth. Is there anything i can do?

My gums are receding. It started with the bottom part of my mouth but now also on the top of my mouth. Is there anything i can do?

Yes: If you haven't been having regular cleanings, make sure the recession isn't associated with gum disease. If you're gums are healthy, examine your brushing technique which may be too aggressive. Consider a sonicaire electric brush which cleans without applying too much pressure. Sometimes teeth clenching can contribute to gum recession. Have an evaluation figure out why this is progressing. ...Read more

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I have numbness on the left side of my genital area. What is the cause, and how do I treat it?

I have numbness on the left side of my genital area.  What is the cause, and how do I treat it?

Depends: Could be neuropathy from diabetes, problem at 3rd sacral spinal root, a pelvic mass (benign or malignant), or other things. You "treat" this problem by identifying the cause and if possible removing it. Some causes can be "treated, " others (e.g. Diabetic pudendal neuropathy) can't. At your age, you need to be examined. What does your doctor say? ...Read more