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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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Hi. I would like to know does herpes cause dry skin and affect the mouth. My GP refuses to treat me?

Hi. I would like to know does herpes cause dry skin and affect the mouth. My GP refuses to treat me?

Stomatitis: Herpes simplex can cause an infection of the mouth and it is generally painful with fever. Dry skin is not a usual symptom of it but cold sore lesions are. I would follow the advice of your physician. ...Read more

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What can cause difficalties swallowing fluids and food, sometimes even saliva? Lost wt, dry skin, fatigue, join pain,

What can cause difficalties swallowing fluids and food, sometimes even saliva? Lost wt, dry skin, fatigue, join pain,

Difficulties: If you are having the difficulties listed above and they all presented around the same time, I would suggest that you visit either an endocrinologist, or your primary care physician for indicated tests. It seems that the dental/oral findings may be a part of a bigger condition. ...Read more

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What can I do about extremely dry skin at the corner of my mouth?

Angular cheilitis: For starters I would suggest using a quality brand lip balm that contains sunscrean. I often see in my practice a condition called angular cheilitis. Saliva collects in the folds of skin at the corners of the mouth. Yeast colonize where it is dark and wet, and in the folds of skin, its both dark and wet, so it is actualy a fungal disease. See a dds or dermatoligist if it continues. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have excessively dry skin at the corners of mouth. How do I treat it?

Have excessively dry skin at the corners of mouth. How do I treat it?

Mouth rash: You may have a fungal infection at the vorner of your mouth, this can be from drooling if you snore or sleep with your mouth open. Fix the underlying problem first, you need an antifungal cream for your lips. ...Read more

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I keep getting dry skin that cracks and bleeds around my mouth-help!

I keep getting dry skin that cracks and bleeds around my mouth-help!

A doctor can examine: Such lip symptoms could be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's her habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more

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Could the dry skin around my mouth be causing acne?

Could the dry skin around my mouth be causing acne?

Not likey: Dry skin around your mouth can be from cold air, allergies to toothpaste, cheap metals in fake jewlery, nail polish and more. Acne comes from inflamed oil glands from hormone changes, stress, lack of sleep, genetics and more. See you doctor to get the correct therapy for both issues. ...Read more

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What help very dry skin around the lips and mouth?

Moisture: Chapped lips? Hydrate well- water is best. You can apply lip balms with beeswax base or oil base creams. Remember that lips require solar protection just like your skin – apply & reapply balms or creams with a minimum spf of 15. Going skiing? - protect from sun & windburn by covering with a scarf or a ski / snowboard face mask with visor. Dry air? - use a humidifier. Try not to lick your lips! ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of dry skin around my mouth?

What can I do to get rid of dry skin around my mouth?

My first question: Is are you a lip licker, which commonly creates dryness around the mouth. If yes, it needs to stop or you will never clear the dryness. If not a lip licker, what kind of lip stick are you using. I prefer ones with sunscreen as sun exposure will dry your skin. ...Read more

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What's the pathophysiology with mouth breathing and dry skin surrounding the mouth?

Mouth-breathing: Mouth-breathing is commonly caused by nasal obstruction. It could be swelling of the nasal membranes due to allergies or infection, or enlargement of the turbinates, small bones inside the nose, or even a deviated nasal septum. If it's a chronic problem and you want to have it evaluated, see an ENT (otolaryngologist) and a ct will probably be necessary. ...Read more

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Really bad dry skin problem seems. My skin dries in an almost circular pattern. Not quite scaly. On mouth & cheeks, glabela and hairline.?

Dry skin: Try some moisturizing lotion such as Cetaphil or Cera Ve all over the body after shower (just dab your skin). Minimize soap use. ...Read more

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Edges of mouth red, flaky dry skin now larger with crusty covering area 2 cm long. Inside mouth 1cm from corner to corner feels like burning eat/drink?

You have a few issue: I see you are treated for a few medical issues already. Now you would be best to see your doctor. There are several possibilities for your issue. Could be from vitamin deficiency to infections your current medications must be reviewed and possible blood work. ...Read more

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I have red flaky, dry skin around my mouth, what is this and treatment?

I have red flaky, dry skin around my mouth, what is this and treatment?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I get dry skin around my mouth when I eat tomato/spicy sauces. Any idea what it could be? How can I treat it?

I get dry skin around my mouth when I eat tomato/spicy sauces. Any idea what it could be? How can I treat it?

Here are some...: Glad to know you're so observing to identify the sequence of events as described. One fact in life that may wish to know is life is a constantly changing & adjusting dynamic process of struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, & continuation from inception to eternity. So, it's logical to carefully adjust down and rid the possible culprit, watch, ...Read more

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My eyes get dry and swollen when I go a long time without eating. Also dry skin and mouth. Why does this happen?

My eyes get dry and swollen when I go a long time without eating. Also dry skin and mouth. Why does this happen?

Dehydration: When someone does not eat or drink anything for a prolonged period, they get dehydrated. This causes the dryness issues. ...Read more

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Hi, For the past few weeks I've had headaches, dry skin and mouth, frequent thirist and urination, I'm drinking more than 4liters of water a day?

Hi, For the past few weeks I've had headaches, dry skin and mouth, frequent thirist and urination, I'm drinking more than 4liters of water a day?

See a doctor: Something is not right, as you know. It is hard to say what it could be without knowing more about you, and your history. See a doc as soon as possible and get a thorough history and physical done with appropriate lab work. Stop any herbs or supplements you may be taking, as well as drugs and alcohol for now. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've just started to get dry skin in the corners of my mouth and on my eye lids any idea why this is?

Allergies: Patients with severe allergies get inflammation on the eyelids and around the eyes and at the corners of the mouth. This is a skin inflammation called atopic dermatitis. Try switching to hypoallergenic soap and consider an allergy pill like loratidine. If it does not go away or gets worse, go to your doctor. ...Read more

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Peeling skin inside mouth on cheeks and inside of lips both upper and lower. Almost look like blisters, and or dry skin painful lasts about a week?

Depends: There are multiple conditions that may cause your skin to peel inside your mouth. Including infections like hand and mouth disease, drug reactions like stevens johnsons syndrome, immune system disorders like pemphigus go to a doctor for evaluation. They can do labs and biopsy the skin to find out why. ...Read more

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Bulima. I'm completely hooked on bulimia, I've got pain in my muscles, dry skin around my mouth, sores on my hand and constant headaches.?

Bulima. I'm completely hooked on bulimia, I've got pain in my muscles, dry skin around my mouth, sores on my hand and constant headaches.?

Yes - that sounds: Like issues related to Bulimia. Treatment of symptoms when serious - is best by a multidisciplinary team. This often includes nutritionist, primary care provider, psychiatrist or psychologist (or both) as well as an addition specialist. Please let your doctor know about your eating behaviors. ...Read more

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Frequent urination, dry mouth, sulfur burps, fatigue, weight gain dry skin and hostility for no apparent reason are the order of the day, what gives?

Frequent urination, dry mouth, sulfur burps, fatigue, weight gain dry skin and hostility for no apparent reason are the order of the day, what gives?

See a physician: Go see a physician. Dry mouth and the need to drink a lot of water and frequent urination are 2 usual symptoms of diabetes. However you need to be checked to be sure. ...Read more

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Itching all over on and off, don't think it's allergy. No other symptoms. Moisturise with oil so not dry skin. Mouth and throat gritty when itch is on?

Itching all over on and off, don't think it's allergy. No other symptoms. Moisturise with oil so not dry skin. Mouth and throat gritty when itch is on?

Sounds terrible: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may fix it. It may also be a medication induced itching. Are you taking anything?

If not, see your doc.

Good luck ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps on my face, the inside roof of my mouth also has red spots then in between my fingers I have itchy dry skin what's happening to me ahh!?

I have itchy red bumps on my face, the inside roof of my mouth also has red spots then in between my fingers I have itchy dry skin what's happening to me ahh!?

Photo?: To diagnose you correctly, I would need to see the "bumps", and have more history. Any fever or sweats? Any history of allergies? Joint pains? Recent antibiotic use? Recent trip to the dentist? Family history of connective tissue disorders or autoimmune diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, or thyroid disease)? Are any of these bumps painful? ...Read more

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Dry skin on my tongue?

Dry skin on my tongue?

Dry mouth syndrome: Dry tongue can be part of dry mouth syndrome brought about by medication or other systemic cause. ...Read more