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12 Nov 2004

My stupid mouth??
I don't understand this problem:
My mouth hangs open most of the time, which makes me look even uglier.
I have even gotten used to breathing through my mouth permanantly.
Other people's mouths are naturally closed, why do I have to concentrate on keeping it closed?
What can be done?
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Plastic Surgeon

01 Jan 0001

Dear Need,

This problem needs to be assessed by a neurologist, as it is often neurological of origin. Something like Botox might assist with this problem, as we often use it in the case of patients with Parkinson's Disease, who have a similar problem, due to the fact that they have no control over these facial muscles.

Please have your problem properly evaluated.
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