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Doctor insights on: White Patches Around The Mouth

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What cause around the mouth to be irritated ?

What cause around the mouth to be irritated ?

Stomatitis: Pain around the mouth can be caused by dry skin, fungal or bacterial infection, or vitamin deficiencies. ...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 could cause a rash around the mouth?

What could cause a rash around the mouth?

Saliva: Probably the most common reason for rash around the mouth is what's called "lip licker's dermatitis" -- licking dry lips, which starts a vicious cycle. Some lip balms can create this also. Other possibilities includes cold sores (herpes simplex virus) and cheilitis (healed by an over-the-counter fungal cream). ...Read more

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Can candidiasis occur around the mouth, not in it?

Can candidiasis occur around the mouth, not in it?

Yes : A condition known as angular cheilitis or perleche is a condition where deep cracks or splits occur in the corners of the mouth. Perleche (or angular cheilitis) is caused by the infection of the mouth corners ( labial commissures) by the fungus Candida Albicans or by a bacteria. ...Read more

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Causes of dryness around the mouth ? Note, the lips are not chapped and the dryness is only around the mouth.

Causes of dryness around the mouth ? Note, the lips are not chapped and the dryness is only around the mouth.

Several: There are medical conditions which lead to underproduction of salivary mucous.There are also some medications that can do this as a side effect.I would wright down all the medications & supplements you take and schedule a visit with your doc. ...Read more

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What works best for whiteheads around the mouth?

What works best for whiteheads around the mouth?

Gentle exfoliating: Whiteheads around mouth are best treated with very gentle exfoliation with a fine grit polishing facial scrub. Only do this once to twice weekly as this problem takes time to correct and the more aggressive you are, the more likely you are to cause inflammation, worsening of acne and possible scarring. ...Read more

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What can lead to swelling around the mouth?

What can lead to swelling around the mouth?

A few things.: Allergies, angioedema, infection, trauma. Really need more symptoms to able to narrow this. ...Read more

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How can I prevent dry crusty areas around the mouth?

How can I prevent dry crusty areas around the mouth?

Lip crusting: In the past folks with dentures would develop this. Poor lip support by the dentures and increasingly poorer diet would add to the problem. Ensure you are adequately hydrated. Add a multi vitamin 1/d and take a 500m Vitamin C In AM and PM. Vasoline both lips twice a day after washing and drying your face. If this persists see an MD/DDS for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I relieve redness in the cheeks and around the mouth?

How can I relieve redness in the cheeks and around the mouth?

Find the Cause: You need to see a dentist to determine what is causing the redness to get rid of it. Also since you don't say if it hurts it is impossible to know what it might be. There are many things that can cause redness like this. See a professinal for hlep. ...Read more