A 61-year-old male asked:
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tongue feeling dry and rough?

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Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Heartburn?: Gastric reflux can cause this as well as obstructive sleep apnea. Do either of these apply to you?
Answered on Jan 3, 2016
Dr. Richard Scotti
35 years experience Endodontics
Dry mouth: You may have dry mouth. This will allow the tongue to feel dry ; rough. Check with your md to see what medication you may be taking that can intensify this condition. Also see a dentist to check if you have decreased salivary flow.
Answered on Apr 12, 2020
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Xerostomia: This sounds like a dry mouth syndrome, or "xerostomia". Many things can cause dry mouth: certain medications, age, low intake of fluid or high salt intake, smoking, alcohol, to name a few. The rough tongue may be simply related to the sudden dry feeling of mouth, or change in tongue surface. "fissured tongue", "geographic tongue" or "hairy tongue" is more common with age. Consult a dentist.
Answered on Sep 15, 2019
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