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Can Sleeping With Your Mouth Open Cause A Dry Crusting Throat
Dry throat: Certainly possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Dry mouth in AM (I sleep with my mouth open), throat clicks when I swallow until I drink water. What part of throat causes this & why hydration helps?
Can sleeping with your mouth open cause whiteness in your mouth and on the back of your throat an dryness in your mouth a lot? Thanks.
Sure: But everybody sleeps at least part of the night with the mouth open--that's why your body shuts down saliva flow while sleeping. The "whiteness" can be from mediations, bacterial/fungal infection, or dehydration. Before bed: floss and brush your teeth, use a tongue scraper and rinse with an anti-microbial rinse like listerine. Check with dentist if not gone in two weeks or symptoms develop. ...Read more
I sleep with my mouth open and the fan on and can't seem to find a cure for my dry throat. What could be the problem?
Hi I have very bad sinus and have to breath and sleep with my mouth open and it makes my throat hurt because it get dry. What can I do or take.
Sore throat: If you have an acute infection, decongestants in the short term will help you breath, but they may keep you up at night. Alternatively, decongestant nasal spray would help. Another easy fix is raising your head in bed. If it is a long term issue, I wouldn't use decongestants as they can raise blood pressure. I would consider seeing you doctor for this problem if it has been going on a while. ...Read more
Sore throat: If yo sleep wiht your mouth open it could dry up you mucosa in the mouth and predispose you to infection but a lso may cause your throat to feel dry and sore. If you have nay pus over your tonsils or redness in your throat call yor doctor and be seen. You could try salt water gargles to see if it helps. ...Read more
Dry throat: It may seem obvious, but moisturize your mouth and throat by drinking plenty of fluids. Biotene products are helpful over-the-counter products and there are a variety of things that can be used for dry mouth and dry throat. An important question is why are you mouth breathing? Is there a nasal congestion or nasal obstructive problem? You may want to see an ENT doctor to evaluate your airway. ...Read more
My sore throat is to the point where it hurts so bad I wake up from my sleep in sheer pain. I also tend to sleep with my mouth open.
Could I have an enlarged moveable lyphm node in my neck from sleeping with mouth open. Like I said yesterday had it 5-7 years. Between ear and throat.
Lymph node: Certainly get this lymph node examined and biopsied. The fact that it has not changed in 7 years is encouraging; however, not diagnostic. ...Read more
I tend to sleep w/ my mouth open and I always wake up with a mild sore throat and stuffy nose. Is this normal? Should I try and sleep w/ mouth closed?
Fever for 2days but now ok since last 3d. Dr. Diagnosd it due to virus. Now only phlegmy coug only in sleep wid mucus sound in throat. Breath open mouth?
A common complication of an infection with the cold virus is a BRONCHITIS which can result in hyper-reactvity of the small air passages resulting in a wheeze and mutilple "noises" in your chest. Drink lots of fluids and ask your Health Care Provider if an inhaler might be helpful.!!!!!
Winter WILL PASS!
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Hi, I had a dry throat because my mouth remains open while sleeping. Few days ago lot of blood came out from the mucus. Still coming. What is solution?
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sleeping with your mouth open can contribute to multiple problems. ...Read more
Am I more susceptible to get dry socket if I sleep with my mouth open at night, and just got wisdom teeth out?
No: Sleeping with your mouth open is not an aggravating behavior that would cause you to prematurely lose the blood clots in your extraction sockets - where they would not reform and lead to a "dry socket". ...Read more
I drink water before sleeping. Yet every morning I wake up with very dry mouth. I don't sleep with my mouth open. Not diabetic. What cud be the reason?
Dry mouth: You may be sleeping with your mouth open even if you don't know it and for at least part of the time. Some medications cause dry mouth. When was you last dental and medical check-up? Dry mouth promotes cavities. Make sure you brush and floss properly for two minutes before you go to sleep. ...Read more
Probably not: It is more likely related to an inability to breath through the nose. Breathing through your nose is healthier and I would suggest seeing someone to help you do so. Probably an ENT physician would be the best person to see.. ...Read more
I have dry mouth, I'm 56 female, it's really bad at night mostly. During the day I drink constantly, I rarely sleep with my mouth open, still happens?
Dry mouth: The number one reason for dry mouth is the medications we see our patients are on, assuming you are taking medications. If you are not on any medications have your dentist do oral exam and check your salivary gland for possible blockage of the duct due to stones. Or you have to check with your md to see if you have auto immune disease like lupus or sojgren disease, biotine products can help, . ...Read more
Very dry mouth last two days keeping me awake, I sleep with mouth open always have, had sleep test before all went well I clench my jaw that's it.
If you wear a nose tube with oxygen when asleep, could this cause dry or sore throat? Can it cause dry mouth?
Yes, yes on both: Usually there is a water moisturizer along with the oxygen in the machine that you can turn on. If there isn't, ask for one that does. You do not want dry mouth because this condition can cause rampant tooth decay. Some medications will cause dry mouth. If this happens, ask your physician or dentist to prescribe biotene mouth rinse and saliva replacement. You must meticulously clean your teeth. ...Read more
I grind my teeth at sleep (hereditary) and my jaw clicks when I open my mouth. Can this cause neck and head aches?
I slept with my mouth open last night and now my throat is killing me. Do you have any suggestions on how to make it stop hurting?
Mouth breather: Are you a mouth breather? This can make your mouth and throat very dry. Your doctor can evaluate you for sinus blockage, allergies, deviated septum. Or other reasons for blockage. Breathe rite strips helps some people breath better at night. ...Read more
Hi, I just have a question about this cracking sound from the top of the throat near my soft plate my ears also Pop this only happens when I have my mouth open when it is closed there is no noise.?
There is connection between middle ear and nasopharynx called Eustachean tube.
it could be something in the ear. See ENT ...Read more
I have an extremely swollen and painful tonsil on the R side. Very hard to swallow or even open mouth wide, throat is red on that side too.
Please call your Primary doctor, explain your problem, and anticipate that you will be almost immediately refereed to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist!
All should go well! ...Read more
While sleep I feel thirsty and wake up in the morning with dry mouth and burning throat. Sugar within healthy range. What could be the possibilities?
Mouth open: One would be sleeping with your mouth open and drying out the mucous membranes. ...Read more
Have been dealing with extreme dry mouth at night only, and periodic sore throats for past 3 weeks. Condition is causing minimal sleep as it wakes him up at least 6-8 times per night to drink water. Using Biotene spray & Prescript Toothpaste?
Humidifier: People who live in climates with low humidity (esp in the winter) can greatly benefit from using a humidifier during the night. Prevent dryness by using OTC nasal saline to rinse and open nasal passages to avoid mouth breathing at night. Avoid OTC cold remedies as the medications worsen oral dryness. Maintain good hydration during daytime. ...Read more
I've had a sore throat & right ear for 6 days, it's become worse in the last 24 hours. I can't swallow, talk or open mouth without serious pain.
Sore throat: You most likely have bacterial infection causing a sore throat and ear infection. For pain, use Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen. An OTC decongestant like Pseudophed could help ear pressure from a blocked eustachian tube. Consider an online visit through HealthTap for a trial of antibiotic like Augmentin 875 mg twice daily. ...Read more
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