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What Causes My Mouth To Be Dry
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
Many causes: If the dryness is new, it may be dehydration, a medication side effect, or part of an infection. If it lasts longer, work-up would consider the above options as well as others, such as a possible auto-immune or thyroid issue, or other problems. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scaly feet: The common causes of malodorous, dry, scaling feet is fungal infection, which may be aggravated by poorly ventilated foot wear. Your body's natural level of sweating is also a factor. Finally, your skin may be sensitive to certain materials in foot wear, like leather, tanning chemicals, or latex. ...Read more
War of the worlds.: Although there are several conditions that can account for dry and scaly feet, the common fungal infection, or athlete's foot, tops the list. When the conditions are right, a fungus infects the skin. As the infection increases , the skin begins to crack. The cracking can then allow bacteria to invade the tissues. The odor is from the dead and dying bacteria and fungi. ...Read more
Canker sores: are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your toothpaste: See if changing your toothpaste brand or type helps. There are so many ingredients in them today, that some people have different responses. You might go back to basics -- i.e. Crest regular, and see if it helps. If not this, then see an oral medicine specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im getting dry patches in my lips and they turning into sores what can I do to eliminate this problem and what would be causing it
Reaction to food: This could be caused by reaction to food or drink. Another cause is trauma or burn from eating bulky or hot food. Herpetic infections or apthous ulcers can also be the culprit. This should be checked by a dentist or physician asap. ...Read more
My eyes are very irritating and itchy and seem right dry and tired, what can I do to get rid of this feeling, what could be the cause?
Dry Eyes may be: Conjunctivitis could be from Allergens in the environment, Dry eyes causing irritation and lastly infection either Viral or bacterial. Try cold compresses and washing eyes with cold water to help. If there is no discharge and eye lids are not stuck together, apply artificial tears for the relief. If other wise contact us for Video consult or get examined by your doctor. ...Read more
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