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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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I'vet had dry mouth for few weeks. Its only on 1 side at back of mouth nr wisdom teeth. What could be the cause of intermittent localised dry pathes?

I'vet had dry mouth for few weeks. Its only on 1 side at back of mouth nr wisdom teeth. What could be the cause of intermittent localised dry pathes?

Hard to tell: See your dentist. They can check for a blocked saliva duct. Or possibly you have a localized allergic reaction. Are you taking any new or different medication?
If your problem is not dental in origin, then they will refer you to a physician (possibly an otolaryngologist-ear, nose and throat specialist). ...Read more

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Can valium cause dry mouth? Been taking it for 5yrs, no issues but fr past yr - dry mouth (damaging to my teeth) What cn I do, ovr th counter dnt work

Dry mouth help: Dry mouth is an uncommon if not rare side effect of Valium. Other causes for dry mouth are numerous, eg., medications, dehydration, anxiety, dry weather, tooth decay, tobacco use, some health conditions. See your pcp or dentist for exam and guidance. Also: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/dry-mouth/expert-answers/dry-mouth/FAQ-20058424 I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What would cause me dry mouth. Plus my lips have a burning feeling.

Many things: It could be from medications, being nervous, or a systemic disease. I would suggest seeing dentist specializing in oral medicine for help. ...Read more

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Can dry mouth cause tooth enamel thinning? I am a mouth breather while I am sleeping, that is the only time I have dry mouth at night.

Can dry mouth cause tooth enamel thinning? I am a mouth breather while I am sleeping, that is the only time I have dry mouth at night.

Partly cause it: Dry mouth will put you at risk for tooth decay because you do not have the salvia to remove the bacterium and their toxins easliy. There is more friction between your teeth so the enamel can wear quicker. Control your diet, reduce acids. Medication can cause dry mouth. Biogtene products can help. Sugarless gums. See dentist about mi paste. Find the cause of your dry mouth if you can. ...Read more

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Can dry mouth cause tongue and lip tingling.

Can dry mouth cause tongue and lip tingling.

Possibly: A dry mouth can cause many things. Multiple medications are a common source. There are salivary substitutes on the market to try and see if they help. ...Read more

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Dry mouth/chapped lips and dizziness. How can they be related and a cause? Drink water so not dehydrated.

Dry mouth/chapped lips and dizziness. How can they be related and a cause? Drink water so not dehydrated.

Anxiety and Stress: Based on the information provided, I would suspect anxiety. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can provide you with treatment options or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing painful cracks at the corners of mouth and mouth pain. The following also describes me: Lip blister. My medication ‘Amtriptyline’ has caused severe dry mouth and cracked lips. I’ve used OTC histamine mouth wash. Did nothing. HELP!

I am experiencing painful cracks at the corners of mouth and mouth pain. The following also describes me: Lip blister. My medication ‘Amtriptyline’ has caused severe dry mouth and cracked lips. I’ve used OTC histamine mouth wash. Did nothing. HELP!

Cracks/blisters: Make sure you haven't got into the habit of constantly licking your lips. Sometimes things as simple as petroleum jelly applied to the corner of your lips works. If necessary see your own dentist for an evaluation and treatment. He/she may refer you to your primary care physician or a dermatologist if cause is not readily apparent. ...Read more

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I woke up with very dry mouth, blood covering my tongue, roof of mouth, teeth, lips and little bit blood stains on my pillow. What could it be?

I woke up with very dry mouth, blood covering my tongue, roof of mouth, teeth, lips and little bit blood stains on my pillow. What could it be?

Need an evaluation: Bleeding or blood in the mouth not normal and should be taken seriously. A good place to start is with your dentist and physician. You may have periodontal disease and your body may be having an exaggerated response to the higher levels of bacteria below the gumline. Without immediate aggressive intervention, tooth loss is possible. See your physician to rule out systemic illness/infection. ...Read more

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Does cola syrup cause dry mouth?

Does cola syrup cause dry mouth?

Of course: Anything with artificial sugar or natural sugar may cause the dry mouth. If you have a chronically dry mouth, it might be a good idea to get your doctor to check your average levels of blood glucose (A1C). ...Read more

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Constant dry mouth and no other symptoms. What are the possible causes?

Constant dry mouth and no other symptoms. What are the possible causes?

Dentist: See your regular dentist, they can let you know what the cause is and give you toothpaste, mouthwash, and sometimes even gum that will help with the dry mouth. ...Read more

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What do I do for a dry mouth that causes my tounge to swell. In the morning?

What do I do for a dry mouth that causes my tounge to swell. In the morning?

Airway obstruction: Sleeping with your mouth open can dry your mouh and cause the tongue to expand. You may need to see an ENT for an exam. Weightless, healthy sinuses, and jaw position all affect our breathing at night. Rule out sleep apnea. You may need a sleep study. ...Read more

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Can dry mouth be caused by sinuses?

Can dry mouth be caused by sinuses?

Possibly: If you have significant sinus congestion where you are unable to breathe well through your nose, then you would be a mouth-breather, which will lead to dry mouth.

See your internist (md) or otolaryngologist (ear, nose & throat md) to evaluate your sinus problem and determine a beneficial solution. ...Read more

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Can postnasal drip cause dry mouth?

Can postnasal drip cause dry mouth?

Postnasal Drip: Every day, glands in the linings of your nose make about a quart of mucus each day.

The excess can come out of the nostrils -- that’s a runny nose. When the mucus runs down the back of your nose to your throat, it's called postnasal drip.

http://www. Webmd. Com/allergies/postnasal-drip ...Read more

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What are some other causes of dry mouth besides sjogrens or diabetes?

What are some other causes of dry mouth besides sjogrens or diabetes?

Other possibilities-: Other causes include many medications, mouth breathing, dehydration, overuse of mouth rinses that contain alcohol, hiv/aids, alzheimer's disease, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, parkinson's disease, stroke, and mumps and nerve damage. ...Read more

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White coating on the tongue and chronic dry mouth. Any tips, causes etc?

White coating on the tongue and chronic dry mouth. Any tips, causes etc?

Dry mouth: There are many causes of dry mouth and white coating on the tongue like side effect of certain medications, certain diseases and infections (diabetes, anemia) to name a few. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Can dry mouth cause bumps on gums?

Can dry mouth cause bumps on gums?

Not likely: Dry mouth will cause redness in the oral mucosa due to the dry mucosal surface rubbing during speech or mouth movement. Dry mouth also causes glossy look on the gum due to inflammation. Dry mouth causes bad breath due to reduction of saliva quantity and quality, thus causing increase in pathological bacteria and incidences of caries. Secondary to these causes, abscess may be formed and drained. ...Read more

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If you are already dehydrated can it cause dry mouth?

No: It causes the mouth to feel dry but will not cause a permanent condition. That is usually genetic in nature or due to damage to salivary gland or the parasympathetic nervous system. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes dry mouth while sleeping?

Mouth breathing: Breathing with your mouth open can contribute to the dry mouth. If you have chronic dry mouth or take medications that cause you to have dry mouth see your doctor for evaluation and tests. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will integra plus capsules cause dry mouth?

Need doctor's help! Will integra plus capsules cause dry mouth?

Integra plus: It can cuase bad taste in mouth, constiation, nuasea, upset of stomach, staining of teeth, etc...But not dry mouth. ...Read more

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Does metronidazole cause dry mouth?

Does metronidazole cause dry mouth?

Possible: But more commonly it will cause metallic taste in your mouth. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much herbal tea cause dry mouth?

Can drinking too much herbal tea cause dry mouth?

Possibly: Certain types of teas have an astringent affect when made strong that can cause drying of the oral tissues and saliva reduction. ...Read more

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I am using a saline and steroid nasal rinse. Can this cause dry mouth?

Definitely, yes: The steroid nasal rinse form affects only local areas but if used excessively, side effects may include: headache, dry mouth, and dry nose. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the medicine minocycline for severe acne cause dry mouth?

Definitely, yes: Dry Mouth is a known side effect of Minocycline. Talk to your prescribing physician about side effects and medication adjustment.
good luck. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of me always waking up with a congested nose and dry mouth?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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60yr. Old male burns when urinates. Extreme thirst. Sudden weight loss. Dry mouth. What could be wrong?

60yr. Old male burns when urinates. Extreme thirst. Sudden weight loss. Dry mouth. What could be wrong?

Many things: These symptoms are quite significant and require immediate assessment by a doctor. Diabetes, among many other conditions need to be looked for. Please see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Taking 5htp for 2 weeks. For 7 days having trouble swallowing, breathing and dry mouth. Can 5htp cause this?

Taking 5htp for 2 weeks. For 7 days having trouble swallowing, breathing and dry mouth. Can 5htp cause this?

Maybe Side effects: Make sure you are taking the appropriate dose. These are not common side effects. If you are taking this for anxiety or depression, there are known interactions with other medications for these conditions. Try stopping this supplement for 2 weeks and see if your symptoms disappear. If you want to continue with 5HTP, check with your MD or pharmacist to be sure it is safe for you. ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot breathe clearly out of my nose at night, and I'm getting extreme dry mouth issues. Help?

What to do if I cannot breathe clearly out of my nose at night, and I'm getting extreme dry mouth issues. Help?

See ENT: Allergies, stuffy nose, and pathological nose obstruction (e.g. septum deviation) can cause upper airway obstruction, or mouth breathing. Also not breathing well through your nose can aggravate snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. See an ENT specialist ASAP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can eating too much (cheesecake) just before you go to sleep cause dry (very dry) mouth in the middle of the night and morning. Nu suliva at all?

Can eating too much (cheesecake) just before you go to sleep cause dry (very dry) mouth in the middle of the night and morning. Nu suliva at all?

Not typically but,: Possibly you have an allergy or possibly you may have some lactose-intolerance issues. Do you have similar problems with other milk or cheese products? Problem with too much cheesecake is high calories, high fat content and cholesterol. ...Read more

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I've recently begun to have intense itching of my scalp at night. What causes it & what is recommended treatment?)I have dry mouth--any connection?

I've recently begun to have intense itching of my scalp at night. What causes it & what is recommended treatment?)I have dry mouth--any connection?

More info needed: Most identifiable causes of itchy scalp are associated with rash, scale, or other visible skin abnormalities. A thorough description or a good look at the scalp would be helpful. Any new hair/scalp products being used? Hard to think of a connection with dry mouth, unless you're using an antihistamine for the itch. ...Read more

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Does a dry mouth cause your tongue to feel tired when chewing and sore. I haven't ate a much, and it takes me longer to eat because it feels tired.?

Does a dry mouth cause your tongue to feel tired when chewing and sore. I haven't ate a much, and it takes me longer to eat because it feels tired.?

Saliva: It can. Saliva helps break down carbohydrate in food. If you are lacking saliva, it is like chewing a hand full of saltine crackers all at once. You can't break down the food very easily and instead of the chemicals (salivary enzymes) helping break down the food, you rely more on your tongue and teeth, which means more chewing and sore/tired muscles. At your age, go see a dentist for the cause. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed phentermine 37.5 mg for two weeks now with no real side effects besides extreme dry mouth. Is this drug ok to use for wt loss?

I have been prescribed phentermine 37.5 mg for two weeks now with no real side effects besides extreme dry mouth. Is this drug ok to use for wt loss?

Controversial: Phentermine has been approved for the short-term treatment of obesity but should be used with caution as it has many side effects and is potentially addictive. The medication is most effective if prescribed in combination with a diet and exercise regimen under the supervision of a physician experienced in the use of the medication. ...Read more

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How do I treat dry mouth caused by medication?

How do I treat dry mouth caused by medication?

Dry mouth meds: You should talk to your doctor, have him change the meds if your dryness is so bad you can not tolerate it. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible for a dehumidifier to cause dry mouth?

Possible: There are several factors that are related to dry mouth and using a dehumidifier can make a dry mouth worse. Mouth breathing can increase dry mouth. Many medications will cause dry mouth. Alcohol, even in mouth rinses can also make dry mouth worse. A dry mouth can lead to tooth decay so it is important to talk to your dentist and doctors about this and develop a strategy to manage this. ...Read more

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Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) (Definition)

Can be caused by loss of fluids from diarrhea or vomiting that leads to dehydration, or occasionally as a side effect of a medication. ...Read more