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My daughter is 26 months old and has a bug bite of some kind on her thigh and it has a large kinda knot underneath it but it hasn't come to a head?

My daughter is 26 months old and has a bug bite of some kind on her thigh and it has a large kinda knot underneath it but it hasn't come to a head?

This sounds like it: Might be an infection, as opposed to a bug bite. Of course if you're somewhere where there are insects out at this time of year, it's possible. I would recommend that you have her examined by her doctor to be sure. Meanwhile, have her sit in a warm tub or apply warm compresses to the area. If it's itchy, she can have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally. Don't try to squeeze it to open it up; you may make it worse. Read more

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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 happens when a crown comes out of your mouth? What kind of glue is used?

What happens when a crown comes out of your mouth? What kind of glue is used?

Hey: Hey texas city,
the first question to answer is why it came out.
Was it a one in a million taffy pulling on it, or is there a big old cavity under that crown, or did you get hit?
Most crowns that come out are due to a "one in a million" cement failure and just need to be recemented by your dentist. Simple, easy and may need a bit of anesthetic. However, if it comes off repeatedly, get a new crown that “grabs more of the tooth”.
To build a house you need a solid foundation.
The tooth under that crown needs to be evaluated. If there is a cavity; treat it and get a new crown. If the first one was leaking, don’t put it back on.
If the tooth is fractured you may need more.
Hope this is helpful,
michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow
dentistry at suburban square
610-649-0313. Read more

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My baby is 7 months and I still have to force feed her. She doesn't open her mouth to feed on any kind. I try to trick her and force the food? Whyyyy

My baby is 7 months and I still have to force feed her. She doesn't open her mouth to feed on any kind. I try to trick her and force the food? Whyyyy

No force-feeding: Babies do not need to be force-fed. If a parent thinks she has to force-feed her baby, she can bring the baby to the doctor and feed the baby while the doctor is watching (explain that this is the plan, when booking the appointment). In most cases, the baby is fine and will drink enough breastmilk or formula to grow normally (which may be a smaller amount of intake than the parent wishes). Read more

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I have had a metallic and slimy kind of taste in my mouth. What could this be?

I have had a metallic and slimy kind of taste in my mouth. What could this be?

Metallic Tastes: You may have this taste as a side effect of medications you may be taking--specifically antibiotics. It can also be caused by dehydration. Less likely causes would be cystic fibrosis or accidental poisoning. See your physician if this persists. Read more

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Can you tell me how can I fix my abnormally large mouth. It isn't the cute kind of big mouth it is the ugly kind and I want to fix it but how?

Can you tell me how can I fix my abnormally large mouth. It isn't the cute kind of big mouth it is the ugly kind and I want to fix it but how?

My first thought is: To encourage you to accept yourself as you are. If you feel that you can't love yourself including your mouth - consider a facial plastic surgery consult. Read more

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What kind of rinse cleans mouth from meth?

What kind of rinse cleans mouth from meth?

Doesn't exist: You are looking for a magical solution that does not exist. The only way to clean your mouth of meth is to stop using. Read more

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What should one do for a mosquito/bug bite in their mouth?

What should one do for a mosquito/bug bite in their mouth?

Antihistamines: You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheniramine. Gargle with warm salt water. Read more

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Can I use more than one kind of mouth wash?

Can I use more than one kind of mouth wash?

Water Flosser: Many mouthwashes have alcohol in them, some as much as 20% with extreme mints can dry your mouth, so limit the use of it. Alternate alcohol and non-alcohol mouthwash during the day. A great alternative to mouth wash would be to use a device called the Water Flosser. Read more

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What if mouth is wired shut what kind of wax do you get to prevent discomfort of the wires?

What if mouth is wired shut what kind of wax do you get to prevent discomfort of the wires?

Surgical: Wiring jaws shut used to be done by the maxillo-facial surgeon. I have not seen it used except in short term traumatic fracture reduction (i.E ivy bars). Now I see almost all my surgical patients in surgical fixation with elastic traction. I use existing posterior hooks and use kobayahsi ties for anteriors for this purpose. Most post surgical patients have partial anesthesia (parathesia) anyway. Read more

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Keep getting weird taste in my mouth. Kind of like what a pill aftertaste. No new meds. What could cause this?

Keep getting weird taste in my mouth. Kind of like what a pill aftertaste. No new meds. What could cause this?

Oral candidiasis: Or fungal infection, dirty tongue, gum disease, systemic disease (e.g. Diabetics), certain drugs (e, g, antibiotics) and dental caries are the common causes for having a foul taste in your mouth. All these conditions are treatable.
A examination by your dentist and by your doctor is warranted and will help reach a diagnosis and proper treatment. Read more

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I have to wear a mouth-guard at night, but it always falls out. Is there any kind of temporary adhesive I could use?

I have to wear a mouth-guard at night, but it always falls out. Is there any kind of temporary adhesive I could use?

Adjustment: Some people actually take their night guards when they sleep. To reduce risk of this happening take a 200mh Ibuprofen before bed. Make appointment w dentist for adjustment or remake. In the meantime, try polygrip. Read more

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I was eating skittles earlier, and now I have an odd taste in my mouth, and it kind of feels like an extra layer of skin in my mouth.

I was eating skittles earlier, and now I have an odd taste in my mouth, and it kind of feels like an extra layer of skin in my mouth.

Junk Food: Candy and other junk foods are loaded w/chemicals and sugar that the body does not recognize. If this persists please see your doctor. Peace and good health. Dark chocolate (80% or more) is a better choice. Read more

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Can I get some kind of mouth swab test to see if I am HPV positive if I believe I came in contact with someone who has HPV? Ex: giving head

Can I get some kind of mouth swab test to see if I am HPV positive if I believe I came in contact with someone who has HPV? Ex: giving head

HPV: Currently, hpv testing is in standard clinical use only for female pap smears. Oral hpv testing is used in research studies but not widely in clinical practice. Read more

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My son is 10 mos & he puts everything in his mouth, he especially likes paper, of any kind. I read this is a sign of a child who is autistic. Worried!?

My son is 10 mos & he puts everything in his mouth, he especially likes paper, of any kind. I read this is a sign of a child who is autistic. Worried!?

Absolutely normal: At this age everything goes into the mouth...It is the child's way of exploring their surroundings; every 10 month old will act this way to some degree. Read more

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What does it mean if you get a metallic taste in your mouth? What kind of metal would it be?

What does it mean if you get a metallic taste in your mouth? What kind of metal would it be?

Not metal: Medications such as some antibiotics, prenatal vitamins and antidepressants, as well as drugs used to treat high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and kidney stones and iodine can cause metalic taste. Oral problems, including oral infections such as gingivitis or periodontitis, tooth infections, and poor oral hygiene. Rigorous oral hygiene should be the first approach to treatment. Read more

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When I drink water, my mouth gets dry. Doesn't happen with any other type of drink, only bottled water. Why does this happen?

When I drink water, my mouth gets dry. Doesn't happen with any other type of drink, only bottled water. Why does this happen?

Hard to say: Getting a dry mouth from only drinking bottled water is a strange complaint. My first question would be does this happen with tap water also? If not, perhaps it's the bottled water. Despite claims of purity by many bottled water companies studies show significant levels of chemicals in many national brands of bottled water.

If it happens with tap water also then I have no clue. Read more