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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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White stuff on uvula/ tonsils comes off like slimy skin if I touch it. No sore throat no enlarged tonsils. Cold with foul smelling mucus.

White stuff on uvula/ tonsils comes off like slimy skin if I touch it. No sore throat no enlarged tonsils. Cold with foul smelling mucus.

Rule out fungus: The throat should be cultured for fungus. There are a number of fungi that co-habitate with normal bacterial flora in the throat. Usually, this follows taking an antibiotic or stress can induce the multiplication of these organisms that are present in small amounts in most normal throats. If the culture is positive for fungi, appropriate anti-fungal gargles will resolve this problem. ...Read more

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White covering on uvula came off. Hard rubber like. Another one growing back. Sore throat, sinus congestion, and fatigue. I have a picture?

White covering on uvula came off. Hard rubber like. Another one growing back. Sore throat, sinus congestion, and fatigue. I have a picture?

Culture and Biopsy: Donot like word hard rubber is not hard sound like Yeast culture would proove if har then Biopsy if tired blood count needed lets see the piture if fungus cut out sugar intake drink 12 drops of Grapefruit seed extract would kill yeast infection ...Read more

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Tiny bumps on soft palate, drainage march 2013, bumps on the back of throat, throat isn't sore, white spot on uvula with red outline. Possible hpv?

Tiny bumps on soft palate, drainage march 2013, bumps on the back of throat, throat isn't sore, white spot on uvula with red outline. Possible hpv?

HPV: That is certainly possible and would recommend seeing a dentist or oral surgeon. The spot on the uvula could be herpes, coxsackie virus, or a variety of other possibilities. ...Read more

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Little white dots on my uvula? .Should I worry?

Little white dots on my uvula? .Should I worry?

No: Those are the minor salivary glands and lymphoid follicles. ...Read more

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Could enlarged uvulas with white sores on them have anything to do with mono?

Could enlarged uvulas with white sores on them have anything to do with mono?

That could be one sx: Mononucleosis presents with swollen tonsils that may have white to yellow exudates, skin rash, enlarged lymph nodes on the front ; back of your neck and enlarged spleen ;/or liver. Your white blood cell will be elevated. A monospot test will show - or + for mono ; antibody titers can distinguish btwn old vs new infection. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a white spot on my uvula?

Depends: If this just arose, it may be a viral ulceration or exudate associated with a bacterial or viral infection. If it has been there awhile and/or enlarging, there are many types of chronic mucosal conditions which should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Uvula going white (pastey) Not painful. On and off for few weeks. Please see profile pic of uvula. Can scrape off but comes back same. Should I worry?

Uvula going white (pastey) Not painful. On and off for few weeks. Please see profile pic of uvula. Can scrape off but comes back same. Should I worry?

Thrush: Based on your picture and your story, you have thrush. You should not worry, but this will require medications from your doctor. Please schedule a visit with them soon. ...Read more

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Large painful white bump on my uvula, what is it?

Uvula: May be from trauma or from infection. You should have it checked our right away ...Read more

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Why does my uvula look white on the part dangling? Had outpatient surgery last week.

Why does my uvula look white on the part dangling? Had outpatient surgery last week.

Irritated: Sometimes the uvula gets irritated when a breathing tube presses on it during surgery. You can gargle with warm salty water to help. Chlorasceptic mouth spray can help with pain. Will take about 2 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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I have a white patch on the uvula, but no pain or redness. Confused as to what it might be.?

I have a white patch on the uvula, but no pain or redness. Confused as to what it might be.?

Get checked.: Strep throat does not always present with painful swallowing or a fever. In fact it only presents classically in about 60% of kids and 30% of adults. There are lots of atypical presentations for this disease. So with a white patch, it is worth getting a culture. If it does not go away in a week or so, get checked for other possibilities. ...Read more

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Can taking antibiotics cause small white dots on your uvula?

Can taking antibiotics cause small white dots on your uvula?

Yeast infection: Yes, the white dots in the uvula could be a yeast infection as a side effect of antibiotic usage although it is more commonly seen in the diaper area in infants. ...Read more

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Swollen Uvula, 4 white dots that are pimple looking, what do you think?

Swollen Uvula: Is it painful or affecting your speech or swallowing? Any fever or swollen lymph nodes or other symptoms? If you see an ENT specialist they have fiberoptic scoping tools where they can see back there better than most. ...Read more

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What does a swollen uvula with white patches and a swollen neck mean it is very painfull and it is not strep I was tested for that?

What does a swollen uvula with white patches and a swollen neck mean it is very painfull and it is not strep I was tested for that?

Pharyangitis: It could be a non-strep infection of the throat. It might be bacteria or viral - oly your md can determine if antibiotics can help. If it isn't improved you might need to go back to see them. ...Read more

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Why has my uvula turned white after it had been black from being bruised caused by a breathing tube? Is it healing?

Why has my uvula turned white after it had been black from being bruised caused by a breathing tube? Is it healing?

ENT: Please see ENT for evaluation. It may be that your uvula is healing much as a black eye will and your immune system has eaten away the hemosiderin from the bruising and left a yellowish tinge you are seeing with a light shining on your uvula. If it is turning white you need to be seen ASAP Good luck. ...Read more

Uvula (Definition)

A piece of normal tissue that is seen at the back of ...Read more