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Mouth & Throat

Numb lips can be caused by something as simple cold sores and serious as cancer or a stroke. Here’s how to tell the difference.

Lip swelling i soften caused by an allergic reaction. When in contact with certain foods or chemical, this can cause sudden lip swelling. In addition, taking certain medication like ACE inhibitors, an injury to the face, or angioedema can cause puffy lips.

Swollen tongue can arise from inflammation from an infection, an allergic reaction, or trauma from biting, piercing, or dental irritation. Medications can also cause your tongue to swell.

Bleeding gums are never normal. That's why it's important to find the cause, even if you only see a small amount of blood. Causes include poor dental hygiene, certain diseases or conditions, or gum disease.

Gum pain can be associated with symptoms like bleeding gums, pain with chewing, or swelling of the gums. Reasons why your gums may hurt include inflammation of the gums, also known as gingivitis. Other causes include dental irritations from brushing, flossing, or dental procedures. Painful gum can also arise from oral herpes and cold sores.

Choking can occur when an object or food becomes lodged in the throat or windpipe that blocks airflow. Choking can be a medical emergency and requires immediate attention.

There are plenty of possible causes for your sore throat. Figure out what may be causing yours and how to find relief.

Difficulty swallowing can be a sign of a problem with your esophagus or more serious health problems, such as a stroke or cancer of the esophagus or stomach.

Food and liquids entering the airways can be dangerous. Find out how this happens, how serious your condition may be, and ways to get relief.

Understand your metallic/garlic taste in the mouth symptoms, including 8 causes & common questions.

Gum swelling, often accompanied by bleeding gums and tenderness-to-touch, is most commonly caused by poor oral hygiene, pregnancy, infections. Plaque and tartar around the teeth and gums often cause gum inflammation and there are plenty of home remedies. But you may need to see a dentist for more serious issues.

If you are experiencing pain or soreness on the roof of your mouth, this could be due to inflammation from infection or an allergic reaction. Pain can also occur from irritants like smoking, dental trauma, or eating certain foods.

Are you feeling pain in your molar teeth? Molar pain can be associated with other inconvenient symptoms, such as pain with exposure to hot or cold or when biting down, gum swelling, bad breath, and more. Molar tooth pain causes range from tooth abnormalities, such as cavities, to gum disease and infection. Read below to learn more about molar pain and when to talk to your doctor.

Having a hoarse voice is a common symptom, and causes can include inflammatory, environmental, neuromuscular, and malignant conditions.

If the outside of your throat hurts, specifically the adam's apple, this may be caused by acute thyroiditis or inflammation of the epiglottis.

Painful mouth sores are an uncomfortable condition that can make everyday activities such as eating and talking very difficult. Painful mouth sores are often a signal of an underlying infectious or systemic condition that requires medical attention.

Pale white skin around the lips can be caused from iron deficiency anemia, a skin pigment condition known as vitiligo, or a circulation issue called vasovagal syncope.

Red spots in the mouth can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth, and tongue. They are usually caused by infection from bacteria, a virus, or fungus. Other causes of red spots are cold sores, and reactions to certain foods, smoking, or stress.

If you have a swollen uvula, you may also be experiencing a sore throat, trouble swallowing, and maybe even a fever. An enlarged uvula is often caused by infection, an allergic reaction, or irritation from chemicals or medical procedures.

Having the need to constantly clear your throat can be commonly caused by acid reflux disease (GERD), mucus buildup from bronchiectasis, or new-onset seasonal allergies.

A tickle in your throat can be caused by an infection, inflammatory conditions, or other chronic conditions, and treatments range from home treatment to doctor visits.

Understand your tongue pain symptoms, including 7 causes & common questions.

Understand your tongue sore symptoms, including 7 causes & common questions.

That painful toothache is often a sign of decay caused by a buildup of bacteria in the mouth. Learn about the infectious, mechanical toothache causes & remedies.

A numb or tingling tongue can be related to tongue swelling, itching, and weakness. Tongue numbness is most commonly caused by an allergic reaction to foods or chemicals, low calcium levels, a bacterial infection like Lyme disease, or a neural condition.

Understand trouble speaking symptoms, including 3 causes & common questions.

Gagging is usually caused by any foreign body that will irritate the lungs or bronchial tree. Acid reflux (GERD), inflammation of the epiglottis, or a mini stroke can cause a gag reflex.

A lip rash can be an uncomfortable condition associated with redness around the mouth or small blisters on the lip. Common causes for rash around the mouth include irritation like constantly licking your lips, an allergic reaction, and side effect of medication, or an infection or STD.

Mouth swelling can happen in or around the mouth, such as the roof of the mouth, tongue, and lips. Causes range in severity, including temporary irritation from food to sudden swelling that may tighten the throat and restrict breathing.

Drooling, is when saliva runs out of your mouth & down your chin instead of being swallowed. The most common cause of drooling is too much saliva being produced.

Understand your fruity odor on breath symptoms, including 3 causes and common questions.

Numbness around and on the mouth commonly occurs during an allergic reaction to certain foods or chemicals. A cold sore or low calcium levels can also cause the mouth to feel numb. Read on for more information on different causes and how to treat a tingling mouth.

Understand your oral ulcer symptoms with Buoy, including 9 causes and common questions concerning your oral ulcer.

A swollen throat could be caused by strep throat or a cold virus, but it can also be caused by GERD or more serious conditions like an allergic reaction or goiter.

An itchy mouth is also known as oral allergy syndrome and is often associated with a mouth tingling sensation, along with an itchy throat and tongue. An itchy roof of mouth is commonly caused by eating certain foods that contain pollen that may cause an allergic reaction. Read below for a list of foods that can cause an itchy mouth and treatment options.

Mouth pain can be a sign of gum disease, dental infections, mouth sores, or abnormal growth in the mouth that originates from oral cancer, especially if the tongue and roof of the mouth are affected. Below we discuss several mouth pain causes and categories of conditions. We also review at-home remedies for better oral health and symptoms that warrant a visit to the doctor’s office or even an emergency.