Category: mouth

HOW TO GET EVEN SKIN TONE

We may dream for perfectly smooth, even skin, but many of us have uneven skin tones. This may come in form of redness, age spots, acne scars, or sun damage, which may cause blemishes or patches of color on the skin. Uneven skin can be temporary or permanent, and may cause by: Sun exposure Medications …

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VITILIGO CONDITION: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES

Vitiligo (vit-ih-LIE-go) is a condition that causes the loss of skin color in blotches. The rate and extent of color changes from vitiligo is unpredictable. It can affect any part of the skin of your body. It may also affect hair and the inside of the mouth. Generally, the color of hair and skin is …

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RISK OF VOCAL CORD PARALYSIS

Vocal cord paralysis occurs when the nerve impulses to your voice box (larynx) are disrupted. This leads to paralysis of the vocal cord muscles. Vocal cord paralysis can disrupt your speak ability and even breathe. That’s because your vocal cords, sometimes known as vocal folds, do more than just make sound. They also guard your …

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TONGUE CRACKS: SYMPTOMS, CAUSES

When you look in the mirror and stick out your tongue, do you see cracks? You could be one of the 5 % of the U.S. population who has a fissured tongue. A fissured tongue is a benign (noncancerous) condition. It’s known by one or more deep or shallow cracks known as grooves, fissures or …

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IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES

Iron deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia, a disorder in which blood lacks proper healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells transports oxygen to the body’s tissues. As the name suggest, iron deficiency anemia is as a result of insufficient iron. Without enough iron, your body can’t make enough of a substance in …

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DRY MOUTH: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Dry mouth, or xerostomia (zeer-o-STOE-me-uh), refers to a condition where the salivary glands in your mouth don’t produce enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. Dry mouth is normally due to the side effect of some medications or aging problems or as a result of radiation therapy for cancer. Less often, dry mouth may be …

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VOICE DISORDERS: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

People have voice problems for many reasons. Doctors who specialize in nose, ear and throat disorders and speech-language pathologists are involved in diagnosing and treating voice problems. Treatment depends on the cause of your voice disorder, but may involve voice therapy, injections, medication, or surgery. SEE ALSO:DEHYDRATION: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT Causes Your …

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NEURODERMATITIS: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Neurodermatitis is a skin condition that begins with a patch of itchy skin. Scratching makes it even itchier. This itch-scratch cycle makes the affected skin to become thick and leathery. You may have several itchy spots, often on the neck, forearm, wrist, thigh or ankle. Neurodermatitis also known as lichen simplex chronicus is not deadly …

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ORAL LICHEN PLANUS: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Oral lichen planus (LIE-kun PLAY-nus) is an ongoing (chronic) inflammatory condition that affects mucous membranes inside your mouth. Oral lichen planus may appear as white, lacy patches; red, swollen tissues; or open sores. These lesions may lead to burning, pain or other discomfort. Oral lichen planus can’t be transmitted from one person to another. The …

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