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Help! what can cause dry mouth and tongue feeling raw and dry? Also roof of mouth is sore?

Help! what can cause dry mouth and tongue feeling raw and dry? Also roof of mouth is sore?

Side effects: Could be a side effects from certain meds. Like antibiotics, are you on any meds.? Also severe stress causes similar symptoms ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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What could be the cause of dry mouth and dry tongue?

What could be the cause of dry mouth and dry tongue?

Many causes: If the dryness is new, it may be dehydration, a medication side effect, or part of an infection. If it lasts longer, work-up would consider the above options as well as others, such as a possible auto-immune or thyroid issue, or other problems. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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White coating on the tongue and chronic dry mouth . Any tips , causes etc ?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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White coating on the tongue and chronic dry mouth . Any tips , causes etc ?

Dry mouth: There are many causes of dry mouth and white coating on the tongue like side effect of certain medications, certain diseases and infections (diabetes, anemia) to name a few. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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What are common causes of acid taste in mouth and constant coating on tongue?

What are common causes of acid taste in mouth and constant coating on tongue?

Many: Acid reflux, gerd, poor oral hygiene are just a few of the possibilities. If you have any gastrointestinal problems see your physician. For your dental problems, see a dentist. Brush and floss after every meal and spend at least 2 minutes each time. Use listerine or prohealth mouth rinse and also get a tongue scraper which should be used once a day. ...Read more

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What are the beging signs of thrush in the mouth ihave white spots on gums and very itchy thoart and dry tounge?

What are the beging signs of thrush in the mouth ihave white spots on gums and very itchy thoart and dry tounge?

Sounds like it: Typically the white spots or plaques will wipe of and leave a red area underneath. If you suspect thrush call your dentist or md for evaluation. Its unusual to a teen to get it. Maybe you have a systemic issue or on an antibiotic? Get checked. ...Read more

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White tongue and dry throat?

White tongue and dry throat?

Could be related: Regardless this requires a review of your medical and dental history as well as a one on one clinical exam. See your dentist for that. The internet is great for gathering basic general information but can't replace the doctor\patient relationship visit. ...Read more

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What causes a yellow discoloration on the roof of your mouth and throat?

What causes a yellow discoloration on the roof of your mouth and throat?

Hard to say: Hard to say without more information. Recent, forever? If it concerns you, get evaluated by oral & maxillofacial surgeon ...Read more

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What are the causes of white lips after licking them with my tongue?

What are the causes of white lips after licking them with my tongue?

Hard to tell...: If you are a runner or engage in activities that make you sweat, you may notice a 'salt mark' around your lips where you did not lick off the sweat. If you have significantly heavy amount of bacteria, or plaque, it may leave a trace on your lips. You may find an answer specific to your condition once you see a dentist. ...Read more

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What cause mouth shedding and skin irritations at corners of mouth on the inside?

What cause mouth shedding and skin irritations at corners of mouth on the inside?

Variety of possibili: most commonly this is perlech. It can be due to yeast. You can discuss this with your physician about anti-yeast medication, in further clinical evaluationto see if there is another possible cause. ...Read more

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What causes these spots at back of tongue and mouth?

What causes these spots at back of tongue and mouth?

Taste buds: More than likely what you are seeing are the folate (folic acid) papilla, a type of taste bud on the very back surface of your tongue. The are larger and more pronounced than those on the front of your tongue. Of course without a picture, we have no idea what you are talking about. I would have your dentist evaluate the spots to rule out any pathology. ...Read more

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What is the cause of dry yellowish tongue?

What is the cause of dry yellowish tongue?

Yellow tongue: This is likely elongated papilla or taste buds that have not broken off and sloughed like they should normally. Eat a balanced diet with fruits and vegetables. If that does not work then you can brush the tongue with your toothbrush or get a tongue rake to break them off. You can get this at the pharmacy. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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What are some causes of sore tongue with white patches?

What are some causes of sore tongue with white patches?

White: Anything white, on tissue that should be pink, should be investigated. Could be thrush, lichen planus, candida, albicans, bacterial infection, herpes, leukoplakia, cancer, traumatic ulceration, or many other things. See dentist for differential diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can dry mouth cause tongue and lip tingling.

Can dry mouth cause tongue and lip tingling.

Possibly: A dry mouth can cause many things. Multiple medications are a common source . There are salivary substitutes on the market to try and see if they help. ...Read more

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What are causes of spots at back of tongue and mouth?

What are causes of spots at back of tongue and mouth?

Hard to tell: Without seeing your tongue it is hard to determine what is going on. It could be normal or some sort of condition needing treatment. I would suggest seeing a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are dry mouth and thrush?

What are dry mouth and thrush?

Dry mouth and thrush: Dry mouth or xerostomia is a condition where the salivary flow is decreased usually caused by medication taken to manage chronic medical conditions. Thrush or candidiasis is a condition in which the fungus Candida albicans accumulates on the lining of your mouth. Dry mouth can be alleviated with several OTC items but thrush will require an RX for the infection. ...Read more

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Tongue is dry (thick white coating). Saliva pools on the floor of the mouth . Blocked dry nose and white thick post nasal drip?

Tongue is dry (thick white coating). Saliva pools on the floor of the mouth . Blocked dry nose and white thick post nasal drip?

How long?: Have these symptoms been present for long? Is your nose blocked because of crusty secretion and not turbinate swelling? If this has been present for more than a month, you may be suffering from sicca syndrome in which the glands secreting tears, saliva, and nasal mucus are no longer fully functioning. ...Read more

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Sore inside mouth tingling roof of mouth and tingling tongue. What does this indicate?

Sore inside mouth tingling roof of mouth and tingling tongue. What does this indicate?

See a dentist: See a dentist. Not possible to give you an answer here without clinical examination and xrays. ...Read more

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Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) (Definition)

A condition in which a person can't generate enough saliva to keep the mouth moist. Can be caused by loss of fluids from diarrhea or vomiting that leads to dehydration, or occasionally as a side effect of a medication. ...Read more


White Patches On Tongue (Definition)

Leukoplakia describes a white patch, however it is not a diagnosis. Often the white patch is a fungal infection. See your physician ...Read more