Mucous Membranes

Definition of Mucous Membranes:
The membranes, such as the mouth, nose, anus, and vagina, that line the cavities and canals of the body which communicate with the air.
Also: Mucosa, Mucous Membrane, Mucus Membranes

Topics Related to Mucous Membranes

A Low IgA Level
The Condition
“...It protects against infections of the mucous membranes lining the mouth, airways, and digestive tract...”
Allergic Rhinitis
Related Topic
“Inflammation of the nasal mucous membranes that is caused by specific allergen(s)...”
Anorexia / Starvation Tendency
Recommendation Licorice Root
“Possesses antidepressant effects, and heals mucous membranes of the digestive tract...”
Recommendation Oatstraw
“A nerve tonic and antidepressant, it also relieves irritation of mucous membranes...”

More topics Related to Mucous Membranes

Atrophic Gastritis
Related Topic
“Chronic inflammation of the stomach that causes the breakdown of the mucous membranes and a reduction in the number of functioning stomach cells...” “...Patients with antibodies to parietal cells (PCA) or intrinsic factor, or both, have atrophy of the fundal mucosa (Type A) and a very high rate of pernicious anemia, often associated with other autoimmune endocrine disorders...”
Bacterial Dysbiosis
The Condition
“...Oligosaccharides found in some vegetables, carrots in particular, inhibit the binding of enterobacteria to the intestinal mucosa...”
Boron
As A Treatment
“...These substances are readily absorbed by damaged skin and by mucous membranes...”
Bronchitis
Related Topic
“Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes, frequently accompanied by cough, overproduction of mucus, and coughing up of sputum...”
Candidiasis
Related Topic
“Infection of the skin or mucous membrane with any species of candida, usually Candida albicans...”
Catarrh
Related Topic
“Inflamed mucous membranes, an older term that usually implied excess secretions, particularly with congestion...”
Cayenne Pepper
As A Treatment
“...Interestingly, while powders of this spicy fruit are extremely irritating to mucous membranes (it is cayenne that is used to make "pepper spray"), capsaicin-containing ointments are now being used to treat pain topically...”
Colitis
Related Topic
“Colon inflammation, usually involving the mucus membranes...”
Conjunctiva
Related Topic
Mucous membrane covering the rear surface of the eyelids and the top surface of the eyeball...”
Crohn's Disease
The Condition
“...When the intestinal immune system does not function properly, many white blood cells accumulate in the inner lining (mucosa) of the gut...”
Cystorrhea
Related Topic
“Mucus in the urine, usually following infection or from chronic congestion of the bladder mucosa...”
Demulcent
Related Topic
“An agent which soothes and relieves irritation, especially of the mucous membranes...”
Diarrhea
The Condition
“...Endoscopy usually is more specific than X-ray studies because it allows direct inspection of the mucosa, detection of superficial lesions, and the ability to biopsy the mucosa...”
Dyspepsia / Poor Digestion
The Condition
“...Gastric Mucosal Tears: Lacerations in the mucosa of the gastroesophageal junction, where the esophagus passes through the diaphragm, or in the lining of the lower esophagus...”
Relationship to Fluoride Toxicity
“Studies have shown that ingested fluoride damages gastroduodenal mucosa...”
Ecchymosis
Related Topic
“Small, flat hemorrhagic spots on the skin or mucous membranes caused by the escape of blood into the tissues from ruptured blood vessels marked by a livid black-and-blue or purple spot or area...”
Entamoeba Infection
The Condition
“...The commensal or non-invasive luminal form causes no signs or symptoms of disease; the pathogenic or invasive form invades the intestinal mucosa and produces dysentery and may give rise to extra-intestinal lesions via the blood, mainly to the liver...”
Epithelial
Related Topic
“...Epithelial cells form epithelial tissues such as skin and mucous membranes...”
Eyebright
As A Treatment
“...It causes the mucous membrane tissue that makes up the eye to tighten...”
Fenugreek
As A Treatment
“...It is the mucilage content that makes it good for soothing mucous membranes; especially those of the digestive tract...”
Fungal Skin / Nail Infection
The Condition
“...Oral thrush, a form of candida infection found on the mucous membranes of the mouth, may be a sign of HIV infection or other immunodeficiency disorders when it occurs in adults...”
Giardiasis Infection “...authors of the study concluded that the fiber induced an increase in mucous secretion and, in combination with the bulk movement of insoluble fiber, reduced trophozoite attachment to the intestinal mucosa and decreased the probability of trophozoites establishing and maintaining mucosal colonization...”
Glucosamine / Chondroitin Sulfate
As A Treatment
“...NAG is also the precursor to mucin, one of the components lining the gut wall and other mucous membranes...”
Gotu Kola
As A Treatment
“...radiotherapy of laryngectomy & pharyngolaryngectomy patients; Tuberculosis; enlarged glands; peridontal conditions; as snuff for ozena (atrophic rhinitis, there is loss & shrinkage of the ciliated mucous membrane & of the turbinate bones)...”
Heartburn / GERD / Acid Reflux
The Condition
“...Antibiotics can also affect the mucous membrane, making it more vulnerable to acids...”
Herpes Simplex Type I
The Condition
“...Causes and Development: Herpes simplex virus type I is transmitted by oral and respiratory secretions, affects the skin and mucous membranes and commonly produces cold sores or fever blisters...”
Hookworm Infection
The Condition
“...The worms clamp onto the mucosa abrading the surface and sucking the blood...”
Hypersplenism
The Condition
“...Individuals may also bleed unexpectedly and heavily from the nose or other mucous membranes, and from the gastrointestinal or urinary tracts...”
Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance) “...Quality proteins support mucous membrane integrity...”
Increased Intestinal Permeability / Leaky Gut
The Condition
“...The barrier maintained by a healthy intestinal mucosa is an incomplete one to begin with...”
Jaundice
The Condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Jaundice is yellowish discoloration of the skin, sclera (whites of the eyes) and mucous membranes caused by hyperbilirubinemia (increased levels of bilirubin in the blood)...”
Kaposi's Sarcoma
The Condition
“Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a type of malignant tumor of the blood vessels that develops most commonly on the skin and mucous membranes that line the mouth, nose and anus, but may also affect internal organs - particularly the lymph nodes), lungs and organs of the digestive system such as the liver, stomach and...”
Lactoferrin
As A Treatment
“...Why it is Recommended: Lactoferrin is a multifunctional protein with antimicrobial activity (bacteriocide and fungicide), that is also part of the body's innate defense system, mainly in the mucous membranes...”
Leukoplakia
Related Topic
“Thickened, white patch on mucous membrane of the mouth, in some cases precancerous...”
Licorice Root
As A Treatment
“...It possesses antidepressant effects, and heals mucous membranes of the digestive tract...”
Malnutrition
The Condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Symptoms include ... protruding soft inner mucous membrane of the mouth that becomes visible with the lips...”
Marshmallow Root
As A Treatment
“...Marshmallow root is used mostly as a demulcent, having soothing properties on various mucous membranes such as the lungs and urinary tract...”
Mast Cells
Related Topic
“These are a group of cells that line the capillaries of tissues that come in contact with the outside, for example skin, sinuses, and lung mucosa...”
Mercury Toxicity (Amalgam Illness) “...In its vapor form the mercury is fat-soluble, and favors lungs and mucous membranes at first...”
Mucilage
Related Topic
“Preparation consisting of a solution in water of the viscous principles of plants; used as a soothing application to mucous membranes...”
Mucocutaneous
Related Topic
“Made up of or involving both typical skin and mucous membrane...”
Mucus
Related Topic
“The viscous, slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by cells and glands of the mucous membranes...”
Mullein
As A Treatment
“...Mullein contains high amounts of mucilage and saponins, making it an excellent agent for soothing mucous membranes...”
Nasal Polyps
The Condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Usually in both sides of the nose, polyps are essentially outgrowths of the nasal mucosa...”
Neutropenia
The Condition
“...Shwachman-Diamond syndrome Glycogen-storage disease type 1b Signs and Symptoms: The clinical signs of neutropenia manifest as infections, most commonly of the mucous membranes...”
Oatstraw
As A Treatment
“Oatstraw is a nerve tonic, antidepressant, and relieves irritation of mucous membranes...”
Oral Lichen Planus
The Condition
“Oral lichen planus is an autoimmune inflammatory condition affecting the mucous membranes of the mouth...”
Recommendation Vitamin A
“...This doesn't cause the same side-effects as corticosteroids, but may irritate the mucous membranes of the mouth...”
Osteoporosis - Osteopenia
The Condition
“...Calcium can irritate the gastro-intestinal mucosa and should be used with care in patients with ulceration...”
Pharyngitis ("Strep Throat")
Recommendation Slippery Elm
“For coating and soothing irritated or inflamed mucous membranes add 1 tablespoon of dried slippery elm per cup of hot water...”
Poor Small Intestine Health
The Condition
“...Goblet cells in the mucosa also produce mucus...”
Poor/Slow Wound Healing
The Condition
“...Ulcers are open sores on the skin (or a mucous membrane) that cause destruction of surface tissue...”
Premature/Signs of Aging
The Condition
“...Other times, atrophy or tissue wasting can occur, as in muscle weakness with lack of exercise, mucous membrane and glandular deterioration with decreased hormone levels and brain atrophy in Alzheimer's disease...”
Probiotics
As A Treatment
“...Problems with Lactobacillus administration include the failure of organisms to adhere to the intestinal mucosa or to survive damage from gastric acid and bile...”
Proctitis
Related Topic
“Inflammation of the mucous membranes of the rectum...”
Purpura
Related Topic
“Bleeding into the tissues directly beneath skin or mucous membranes yielding a bruise or many red or purple petechia (flat, pin-head sized spots)...”
Rabies
The Condition
“...It is caused by a rhabdovirus which is relatively unstable in the environment, requiring fresh contact with mucous membranes to establish infection...”
Rectal Cancer
The Condition
“...Mitomycin is associated with bone marrow, kidney, mucous membrane, and pulmonary toxicity, as well as kidney failure...”
Rhinitis
Related Topic
“Inflammation of the sinus membranes and nasal mucous membrane, sometimes extending to the eyes and ears...”
Scurvy
Related Topic
“...It is marked by weakness, anemia, edema, spongy gums, often with open sores in the mouth and loosening of the teeth, bleeding in the mucous membranes, and hard bumps of the muscles of the legs...”
Silicon / Silica
As A Treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: Silicon is very beneficial in all healing processes, and protects the body against many infectious diseases, such as; upper respiratory infections (particularly the mucous membranes), tuberculosis, skin infections, etc...”
Sinusitis
The Condition
“...As the obstruction continues, oxygen is resorbed from the sinus cavity back into the blood vessels, causing a painful relative negative pressure that draws fluid from the mucous membranes...”
Slippery Elm
As A Treatment
“...They beat the bark into a powder and added water to create a "slippery" concoction ideal for soothing mucous membranes and healing scrapes...”
STD Gonorrhea
The Condition
“Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in mucous membranes of the body...”
STD Syphilis
The Condition
“...It is characterized by changes in skin, mucous membranes, internal organs and the central nervous system...”
Stomach
Related Topic
“...The stomach mucosa contains cells which secrete hydrochloric acid and this in turn activates the other gastric enzymes pepsin and rennin...”
Stomatitis
Related Topic
“Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth...”
Strongyloides stercoralis Infection
The Condition
“...Parasitic females anchor themselves with their mouths to the mucosa of the small intestine or burrow their anterior ends into the submucosa...”
Tendency To Develop Polyps
The Condition
“A polyp is an abnormal growth of tissue, typically benign and with a stalk, protruding from a mucous membrane...”
TMJ Problems
The Condition
“...salivary glands, located below and in front of each ear) abnormal thyroid function skin rashes, dry skin, itching, and sensitivity to the sun Sjögren's Syndrome (dry eyes, dry mouth and dry mucous membranes) changes in skin color and texture, such as hardening, thickening, or shining allergies or similar sensitivities to chemicals and drugs cold hands and feet intolerance to heat and/or...”
Topical Applications
As A Treatment
“A topical medication is applied to body surfaces such as the skin or mucous membranes such as the vagina, anus, throat, eyes and ears...”
Trachea
Related Topic
“...It is lined with mucous membranes and ciliated epithelia...”
Tracheobronchitis
Related Topic
“Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the trachea and bronchi...”
Ulcer
Related Topic
“Lesion on the skin or mucous membrane...”
Ulcerative Colitis
The Condition
“...Ulcerative colitis involves only the colonic mucosa, and the lesions are uniform and continuous with no areas of normal tissue interspersed between the diseased mucosa...”
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
The Condition
“...coli) and Staphylococcus saprophyticus to proliferate, colonize and adhere to the vaginal mucosa...”
Relationship to Vitamin A Requirement
“...A deficiency results in keratinization of mucus membranes that line the respiratory tract, intestines, urinary tract and epithelium of the eye...”
Vaginal Dryness
Recommendation Korean Ginseng
“...Women with a history of vaginal dryness and painful intercourse were asked to volunteer for biopsies of the vaginal mucosa...”
Vitamin A
As A Treatment
“...Since vitamin A is important for the body's first line of defense, the mucous membrane, it may well be the anti-infective vitamin of choice...”
Vitamin A Requirement
The Condition
“...for innumerable biological functions - night and color vision, wound healing, bone and tooth formation, healthy skin, normal growth, reproductive and adrenal function, cartilage development, mucous membranes/secretions and lactation...”
Vitamin B2 Requirement
The Condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Symptoms of vitamin B2 deficiency include sensitivity or inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth; cracks or sores at the corners of the mouth, called cheilosis; a red, sore tongue; eye redness or sensitivity to light, burning eyes, eye fatigue, or a dry, sandy...”
Vitamin B6 Requirement
The Condition
“...Severe B6 depletion may result in depression, nausea, vomiting, mucous membrane lesions, seborrheic dermatitis, peripheral neuritis, ataxia, hyperacusis, hyperirritability, altered mobility and alertness, abnormal head movements and convulsions...”
Yeast / Candida Infection
The Condition
“...Rhizoids can penetrate mucosa or intestinal walls, leaving microscopic holes and allowing toxins, undigested food particles and bacteria and yeast to enter the bloodstream...”
Our Question about White coated tongue
“...Candida is normally found on skin or mucous membranes...”