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Using inhalers for ashsma can give you sores in the mouth?

A: While I cannot diagnose, it sounds as though you may be describing thrush.  the  use of corticosteroids in the oral cavity can diminish normal bacteria that live in your mouth and throat and create an environment that favors yeast.  This in turn can cause a yeast infection called thrush.  Thrush usually looks like small white specks.  It may or may not be irritating.  This is not uncommon and should not be a reason to quit taking your Flovent.  there is an easy and effective cure.  the best thing for you to do is call your doctor and describe your symptoms.    Like...


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what is the fastest a legion can grow in the mouth

A: Wendy,   Thanks for your question.    Cancers do not grow that fast.  You may notice a change in size of very aggressive cancers over several days, and several weeks for moderately aggressive tumors, but no tumor, benign or malignant grows to twice its size in a matter of hours.   You are most likely dealing with an infection, either viral, bacterial, or fungal (yeast).  the white spots can be produced most commonly by yeast and bacteria.    I suggest you contact your doctor for an appointment as soon as possible to see what the problem is and start treatment, if necessary.  This will also give you some...


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Why do we have bacteria in our mouth?

A: bacteria is everywhere but if u dont brush the food out of ur teeth, the bacteria feeds on it and causes teeth problems....
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Please, can I please get some sort of straight answer from a doctor. My mother (she''s 92) was in the hospital 3 times last year, once for pneumonia, once for pneumonia and congestive heart failure and once for dehydration and confusion. At the last visit, we noticed that they had put a bracelet on her that said MRSA. We had never heard of it before and when my sister asked what it meant, the nurse said that she was diagnosed at some time in the past with MRSA. We had been told nothing about this previously. they may have talked with our mother about it, but she gets sundowners and is in another world when she is in the hospital. I took her to her primary care physician, who did a nasal swab, which was positive. Since I had been her primary caregiver for several years (she lives alone, but I set up her meds, carried her to the doctor, etc.), I was also tested and my test was negative. We were told that she is o.k. to be around other relatives, including young children. My grandchildren have visited her and though I have requested that she not kiss them in the mouth, she comes very close if not actually kissing them in the mouth. Now that this has exploded in the news, I am petrified. I am going to have my daughter take my grandchildren to be tested. She has no obvious sign of infection at this time (or at any time that I can remember). Do we need to be concerned about being around her and especially about having our young children in the family around her? I hate to treat her as if she has leprosy, but I am getting very mixed signals from everywhere and do not know what to do. My mother has lived a long life and is not long for this world. My grandchildren have their whole lives in front of them. Please, tell us, what should we do?

A: I found this article for you: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). the article states: ''How can I prevent getting or spreading MRSA?As moreantibiotic-resistant bacteria develop, hospitals are taking extra careto practice ''infection control,'' which includes frequent hand-washingand isolation of patients who are infected with MRSA. You can also take steps to protect yourself from MRSA. Practice good hygiene. * Keepyour hands clean by washing them frequently and thoroughly with soapand warm water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Hand-washingis the best way to avoid spreading germs. * Keep cuts and scrapes clean and covered with a bandage and avoid contact with o

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how much bacteria is in the mouth before you brush and after you brush?

A: there is always a whole lot. Rinsing with Hydrogen peroxide may be of more help than anything else....


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How to prevent or reduce bad smell of the mouth ?

A: gargle with warm water. reasons for bad smell: things you eat like Onion or red meat habits like smoking etc overall health of your body genes eat less oily/spicey food, exercise and stay healthy and chew gum. Avoid tension. visit dentist you may need treatment of underlying problem I know what you are talking about-my daughter has had this problem from a very young age. It''s not that she doesn''t brush, etc. It''s because she has a lot of allergies and post nasal drip. Also, if you have tooth infections, or any mouth problems or even some stomach issues you can have bad breath. My daughter makes a point of having mints/Altoids with her. if u eat Onion then wash your mouth thoroughly after your meal to reduce...


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I have trush and fear it is in my mouth also going for op thursday will they operate !?

A: my daughter had thrush in her mouth when she was so run down with the chicken pox. we had to call the Dr out one night as she couldnt swallow and i was very concerned as she couldnt even drink water through a straw. it turned out she had thrush in her mouth and the Dr left prescription for some pastilles. You can clear up Thrush in the mouth by taking "chewable" vitamin C tabs. Chew them up a few (3-4) times a day. It stings pretty bad, but cures it in about 3-4 days. Thrush is a "fungus", that lives in the system. do you mean thrush? If so its...


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Are the mouths Of Dogs Really Clean?

A: Not cleaner than humans, dont belive me? Im sure ''spike'' has eaten his own feces before. Dogs and Humans have bacteria in their mouths, they need these bacteria to break down food, drinks, and other mouth activities. the bacteria in either mouth is ''species specific''. meaning dog germs cant live without dogs. so a dogs licks wont transfer most germs. No. Consider they clean themselves and the

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Are the mouths Of Dogs Really Clean?

A: Not cleaner than humans, dont belive me? Im sure ''spike'' has eaten his own feces before. Dogs and Humans have bacteria in their mouths, they need these bacteria to break down food, drinks, and other mouth activities. the bacteria in either mouth is ''species specific''. meaning dog germs cant live without dogs. so a dogs licks wont transfer most germs. No. Consider they clean themselves and the

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Can kissing on the mouth give you cavities?

A: No. Ggggrrroooooooosss me out. Why didn''t you ask your dentist? It really is a dumb blonde question! no No you can''t. You probably changed an eating habbit or possibly your tap water is not being treated like it should be. the best thing to do is ask your dentist. no you can not catch bad teeth. You may need to add some things to your teeth cleaning regimen. Try the restore brand in tooth cleaning care. It helps keep cavities away and help to strengthen them. Also some drugstores carry an all Fluoride toothpaste called gempak I think. This adds Fluoride to your teeth that help make them stronger and can keep things like that from happening again. And it is not a...


 
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