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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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Tested hiv( - )after 1.8 yrs of the first and 7 months of the latest exposure. Smoker for 1.8 yrs . having white patches inside mouth? Hiv or smoking

Tested hiv( - )after 1.8 yrs of the first and 7 months of the latest exposure. Smoker  for 1.8 yrs . having white patches inside mouth? Hiv or smoking

Stop smoking, man: Please do whatever you can to break your slavery to this terrible addiction. Ask your dentist whether the white lesions need to be biopsied. You also need to stop talking and fretting about thinking you have HIV. With your history and testing, you don't. If this is an obsessive thought, ask your physician for a referral to someone who can heal the mind -- you deserve to be happy. ...Read more

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My 20 month old son has 2 large white patches inside mouth on his gums, a little bit bigger than a pencil eraser?

My 20 month old son has 2 large white patches inside mouth on his gums, a little bit bigger than a pencil eraser?

Yeast: Loose white patches inside the mouth could signify the presence of yeast commonly known as thrush. The yeast infection can cause problems in other parts of the body, like diaper rash. If you do have thrush, make sure you optimize oral hygiene, if your baby is still on bottles or paci, sterilize them or better yet, wean your baby off them. Consult your doc, as thrush needs a anti fungal medication. ...Read more

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Baby had thrush. After nystatin treatment we still find white patches in mouth on cheeks that can we wiped away. Can this be milk residue?

Baby had thrush. After nystatin treatment we still find white patches in mouth on cheeks that can we wiped away. Can this be milk residue?

It could be: Infants and formula as well as breast milk can often be found on the tongue and on the oral cavity and be misconstrued as an oral thrush. Nest to let the dr. Examine your child again and assure the thrush (if it ever was thrush) has resolved, and all it is now is milk residue. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Swollen and severly sore cheek, sore throat, white patches in mouth on side of cheek. Negative strep culture at er, pain meds not working.

Hard to say: This could be many things. You need to be specific about when it started and what treatment has been given. This could be thrush, aphthous ulcers, lichen planus, leukoplakia, and other things. Oral diagnosis can be difficult, so seeing the oral cavity problem is very important. If you give more information, we can help better. Go to an otolaryngologist for exam, treatment, and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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White patches inside the mouth. What does this indicate?

White patches inside the mouth. What does this indicate?

Leukoedema, leukopla: Leukoedema is a white patch inside the mouth that can be wiped off with gauze. It is normal and nonpathological. Leukoplakia, on the other hand, is a white patch inside the mouth that cannot be wiped off. It represent tissue change and could be pathological, as it may progress into red color as it grows, develop acanthosis, and carcinoma in situ. ...Read more

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For the last week I've been having white patches in my mouth excessive skin what does that signify? Is it something to me concerned ? Located in cheek

For the last week I've been having white patches in my mouth excessive skin what does that signify? Is it something to me concerned ? Located in cheek

Multiple causes: Please have it checked You can be biting your cheek Your body chemistry can be off can be fungus Can be growth or can be more serious especially if you smoke Have it looked at ...Read more

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Do I have oral cancer if I have white patches in my mouth?

Do I have oral cancer if I have white patches in my mouth?

Has to be seen and..: White patches in your mouth could be any number of things. See an oral surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. Unless the oral surgeon knows what it is and that it is not a neoplasm (growth), it should be biopsied. Most oral pathologists will tell you that even certain lesions that look benign can be precancerous and should be removed or at least biopsied. ...Read more

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I am getting white patches inside my mouth from lip biting?

I am getting white patches inside my mouth from lip biting?

Don't bite: In all seriousness it could be related to the biting, but other things need to be considered. A dermatologist dentist or ENT physician might help clarify. ...Read more