Why is the inside of my mouth peeling - Doctor answers

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Why is my skin peeling off inside the mouth on the cheeks? And have small pimple like bumps on the cheeks that give out salt like fluid when pierced?

Why is my skin peeling off inside the mouth on the cheeks? And have small pimple like bumps on the cheeks that give out salt like fluid when pierced?

On my cheeks: You may be unconsciously biting your cheeks which also irritate minor salivary glands where the ducts get blocked and cause the formation of mucoceles (mucous retention cysts) that are harmless. However, we cannot diagnose this over the internet, sight unseen. You will need to see a dentist to confirm my suspicions as there are other possibilities, some of which require treatment. ...Read more

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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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I have this weird skin that is peeling off on the inside of my mouth. I've used crest and colgate all my life. Started 6 months ago and every day. Help?

I have this weird skin that is peeling off on the inside of my mouth. I've used crest and colgate all my life. Started 6 months ago and every day. Help?

Oral lesion: Is it inside the mouth? Inside the mouth we don't have skin, only mucosas. If you have something inside the mouth peeling off show it to either a dental surgeon or an ent. Could be mucocele, leukoplaquia, cancer, or other serious lesion. 6 month is too much. ...Read more

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I found peeling blue skin on the inside of my mouth, should I be worried? I don't do drugs, smoke, or drink

I found peeling blue skin on the inside of my mouth, should I be worried? I don't do drugs, smoke, or drink

You: You did not mention how old you are, and if you have any medical conditions or medications you are taking or if you are on any antibiotics.

This type of diagnosis is best done in person, by a dentist or oral surgeon in your community who can take a full medical history, diagnose your problem, and recommend approproate treatment. ...Read more

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I noticed that every morning my mouth skin as well as the inside of my mouth skin is peeling. Is toothpaste allergy the possible cause to this?

I noticed that every morning my mouth skin as well as the inside of my mouth skin is peeling. Is toothpaste allergy the possible cause to this?

Sensitivity: It is more likely a sensitivity to an ingredient (s) vs. An allergic reaction. Have you changed toothpastes or mouth rinses in the last 3 months? Often less is more when trying to figure this out. Try switching to a basic, no frills toothpaste/mouth rinse. Often this type of reaction is due to a chemical sensitivity to a flavoring, whitening, or tartar control agent. If no change see your dentist. ...Read more

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I had about 15 mouth ulcers a week ago. They are gone now but the inside of my mouth is peeling and I don't know why?

I had about 15 mouth ulcers a week ago. They are gone now but the inside of my mouth is peeling and I don't know why?

Healing: You could have had a virus that caused the ulcerations. If they were large enough then as they heal the dead tissue will slough away. This should resolve on its own. The peeling could also be unrelated and can be caused by an allergic reaction to something such as a new tooth paste or mouthwash. If you recently started using a new product then discontinue its use to see if the condition improves. ...Read more

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Why do I get excessive peeling inside the cheeks of my mouth?

Why do I get excessive peeling inside the cheeks of my mouth?

Good Question: Do you ever put anything in your mouth (not being funny) but otc or prescription oral medications? Do you get swelling or sores or painful/non-painful lesions in your mouth? Maybe you should see your ENT to have them examine your mouth thoroughly. Read about aphthous ulcers. ...Read more

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What makes the roof of your mouth peel and what can be done about it?

What makes the roof of your mouth peel and what can be done about it?

Desquamation: It happens after pizza because you likely burned it, and any noxious substance can cause the hard palae mucosa to renew itself. If it stays raw, ask your dentist or seek an ENT doc to assess. ...Read more

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Can rubbing the roof of your mouth constantly cause some skin to peel or get rough?

Can rubbing the roof of your mouth constantly cause some skin to peel or get rough?

Of course: There is no part of the human body that is intended to be rubbed constantly, or can tolerate constant rubbing, without causing damage. The feet are rugged, and develop thicker skin in response to constant walking on bare feet... and thus are probably the only parts of the body that can withstand constant friction. However, even feet can eventually be damaged. ...Read more

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Why does tartar control toothpaste seem to make my mouth peel?

Why does tartar control toothpaste seem to make my mouth peel?

It is common: It is common for tartar control toothpastes to do this. It it continues change toothpastes to a non tartar control toothpaste ...Read more

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How do I reverse the mouth wrinkle lines I developed after doing a TCA chemical peel myself?

How do I reverse the mouth wrinkle lines I developed after doing a TCA chemical peel myself?

See: Your dermatologist. The lines were not caused by the peel but by aging, sun exposure and heredity. Your dermatologist will recommend Botox and/or fillers as appropriate. ...Read more

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I have white spots and qhite lines in my mouth for three weeks that peel off at tines they do not hurt just feel funny in my mouth?

White spots in mouth: A few things can cause white spots in the mouth. Lichen planus can be lacy thin white lines on the inside of the cheeks and/or white patches. Candida (yeast infection) can look like white patches or cheese curds. There are also longer lasting oral conditions that present as white patches known as leucoplakia that may be a sign of a more serious condition. All these need to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Suddenly experiencing peeling lips and in mouth, has never happened before. It seems quite consistent now and is the only symptom. Peels in sheets.?

Suddenly experiencing peeling lips and in mouth, has never happened before. It seems quite consistent now and is the only symptom. Peels in sheets.?

Toothpaste: See previous reply about balanitis and Reiter's synd. Sometimes peeling (you give a different description now) is because of chemicals in toothpaste. Try brushing with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) or Closis toothpaste. By all means bring this to the attention of your DR. ...Read more

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The roof of my mouth is peeling! How serious is this and what should I do?

The roof of my mouth is peeling! How serious is this and what should I do?

Probably OK: The most likely cause is eating foods or drinking beverages that are very hot that cause the thinnest layer of tissue to 'burn' and then flake off. Still you should have your dentist look at it to be sure that's what is going on since it could be something else that could be treated. ...Read more

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I have peeling skin and rednes in the corner of my mouth. What could this be?

I have peeling skin and rednes in the corner of my mouth. What could this be?

Perleche: Sounds like it could be perleche or angular chelitis which is common and caused by a buildup of moisture. Nothing dangerous. It should be looked at by a doctor to confirm this and a topical cream can be precribed, good luck! ...Read more

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What does dry flaking/peeling skin in between eyebrows and on the sides of the mouth mean?

What does dry flaking/peeling skin in between eyebrows and on the sides of the mouth mean?

Skin changes...: Even though without taking a look at you is difficult to determine exactly what this is, but by the way you are describing your skin changes, it seems to be a dermatitis (skin inflammation), could be seborrhea or eczema. For now try moisturizing cream or petroleum jelly and make an appointment with your doctor in order to get a final diagnosis. ...Read more

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The lining membrane on my mouth is peeling off, why could this be? It's not painful at all just worried!

The lining membrane on my mouth is peeling off, why could this be? It's not painful at all just worried!

Visit your dentist: It is probably not something serious, but is highly recommended to get it checked out. Prevention is better than cure ...Read more

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Have problem with extreme mouth dryness using bipap with humidity to the point of lips and mouth peeling. Any suggestions?

Have problem with extreme mouth dryness using bipap with humidity to the point of lips and mouth peeling. Any suggestions?

Lip balm or change: Most of my patients are intolerant to the CPAP and we have converted them to the use of a mas (mandibular advancement splint). I use one personally--have for 7 years. See your sleep doc to verify correct functioning of your bipap, or seek a consultation with a trained sleep dentist. You can find one at: www. Aadsm. Org. Good luck. ...Read more

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