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Chronic chapped lips, dry mouth and throat while sleeping. Help?

Chronic chapped lips, dry mouth and throat while sleeping. Help?

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

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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For a week I have had these symptoms dizzy, nauseas, lack of appetite, weak body and chapped lips dry mouth?

For a week I have had these symptoms dizzy, nauseas, lack of appetite, weak body and chapped lips dry mouth?

See doctor ASAP: I would see your doctor to get evaluated. You could be dehydrated. Seek help asap. ...Read more

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Dry mouth/chapped lips and dizziness. How can they be related and a cause? Drink water so not dehydrated.

Dry mouth/chapped lips and dizziness. How can they be related and a cause? Drink water so not dehydrated.

Anxiety and Stress: Based on the information provided, I would suspect anxiety. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can provide you with treatment options or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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My bf and I both have burning lips and dry mouth what is it?

My bf and I both have burning lips and dry mouth what is it?

Possible infection: You may have a fungal or bacterial infection. Get a culture to determine which. There are other disorders to consider. See a doctor to evaluate for autoimmune and other disorders. ...Read more

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Extremely dry mouth and dry lips?

Extremely dry mouth and dry lips?

Ask your physician: The mouth is a very good judge of your overall health. Changes in salivary flow can be local or systemic but are always worth a thorough evaluation. Your physician as well as your dentist should be aware of these changes. ...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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Hello, I have sores on the sides and lower lip, my tongue also has little white bumps on the tip. Could this mean I have a dry mouth?

Hello, I have sores on the sides and lower lip, my tongue also has little white bumps on the tip. Could this mean I have a dry mouth?

Possibly: Not enough information to give an accurate diagnosis. Recommend that you visit a dentist to evaluate problem and arrange for treatment. Make sure that you list your medical and drug history. ...Read more

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How long can having a dry mouth due to taking appetite suppressants? How much is to much? It's been 10 days I have dry mouth/dry lips how long more

See doctor: If you are still taking the appetite suppressant, you should stop. If you have stopped and still have dry mouth, call your doctor to discuss your symptoms. ...Read more

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What would cause me dry mouth. Plus my lips have a burning feeling.

What would cause me dry mouth. Plus my lips have a burning feeling.

Many things: It could be from medications, being nervous, or a systemic disease. I would suggest seeing dentist specializing in oral medicine for help. ...Read more

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Have burning stinging lips with no visible chapping, lumps or sores. Sometimes gets better then comes back. Also some feeling of dry mouth. Any clues?

Have burning stinging lips with no visible chapping, lumps or sores. Sometimes gets better then comes back. Also some feeling of dry mouth. Any clues?

Cold sores & stress: Herpes simplex is divided into two types: hsv type 1 and hsv type 2. Both of these conditions can affect your mouth or your genitals, and can be spread via oral sex. There no cure for hsv infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Started realizing I have very dry mouth 2 weeks ago started hydrating, use products n quit smoking. Dry mouth seems better but lips still sticky. Why?

Sticky lips?: Perhaps the "products" you are using for your lips are creating the "sticky" feeling? What are you using? Any better answer would require a personal examination. See a physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why have I got red raw lips and gums suddenly? I have eroded areas on my inner lips which are bright red and tender gums to brush! Dry mouth

Why have I got red raw lips and gums suddenly? I have eroded areas on my inner lips which are bright red and tender gums to brush! Dry mouth

Possible systemic: Unless you have recently changed your toothpaste or mouth rinse it may be a sign of a systemic problem. You might try a tooth paste like spry children's tooth paste. It has nothing harsh in it. Get it a health food store. Otherwise see a physician or dentist specializing in oral medicine. ...Read more

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Hi im on acupan and ive been getting weird side affects tighten felling and tingling in my face and lips constant headache dizzy dry mouth sweatin ect?

Hi im on acupan and ive been getting weird side affects tighten felling and tingling in my face and lips constant headache dizzy dry mouth sweatin ect?

Anxiety: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the flight or fight response which gives rise to many physiological changes include body pains, confusion, dizziness, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and headache. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I woke up with very dry mouth, blood covering my tongue, roof of mouth, teeth, lips and little bit blood stains on my pillow. What could it be?

I woke up with very dry mouth, blood covering my tongue, roof of mouth, teeth, lips and little bit blood stains on my pillow. What could it be?

Need an evaluation: Bleeding or blood in the mouth not normal and should be taken seriously. A good place to start is with your dentist and physician. You may have periodontal disease and your body may be having an exaggerated response to the higher levels of bacteria below the gumline. Without immediate aggressive intervention, tooth loss is possible. See your physician to rule out systemic illness/infection. ...Read more

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If I were dka would I vomit consistently I am nauseated flushed and very dry mouth sugar is over 600 lips dry and hurt. Do I take more insulin?

If I were dka would I vomit consistently I am nauseated flushed and very dry mouth sugar is over 600 lips dry and hurt. Do I take more insulin?

Yes and Yes...but!!: Go to the er. The short answer here is you likely need way more attention than you can get over the computer.....Labs, fluids, and rule out of any infections. I wish I had a happier answer but you likely need medical attention now. ...Read more

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How do you treat severe dry mouth, cracked lips, and a white tongue as a side effect of radiation therapy? How long will these symptoms last?

How do you treat severe dry mouth, cracked lips, and a white tongue as a side effect of radiation therapy? How long will these symptoms last?

Xerostomia:: The effect of incidental irradiation to the parotid (salivary) glands. It may be permanent. You need to visit and speak with your radiation oncology team that provided your treatment. There are some simple things that can ameliorate, and there were some options to use during treatment. No sense going there. Your follow up should check tumor control as well as these symptoms. ...Read more

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I woke up this moron with a swollen lip puffiness under eyes and dry mouth I do hvecouple tooth abcess but I'm on amoxicillin have been for a few days?

I woke up this moron with a swollen lip puffiness under eyes and dry mouth I do hvecouple tooth abcess but I'm on amoxicillin have been for a few days?

Face/lip swelling: Stop Amoxicillin immediately. You may be having an allergic reaction to Amoxicillin (a penicillin) which can sometimes worsen dramatically and cause a anaphylactic reaction. Call you doctor now. But if you start to get trouble breathing, asthma, wheezing, fainting, chest pain, call 911. If you have an antihistamine pill like benedryl, or claritin, (loratadine) or dimetapp, take a dose immediately. ...Read more

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I am experiencing painful cracks at the corners of mouth and mouth pain. The following also describes me: Lip blister. My medication ‘Amtriptyline’ has caused severe dry mouth and cracked lips. I’ve used OTC histamine mouth wash. Did nothing. HELP!

I am experiencing painful cracks at the corners of mouth and mouth pain. The following also describes me: Lip blister. My medication ‘Amtriptyline’ has caused severe dry mouth and cracked lips. I’ve used OTC histamine mouth wash. Did nothing. HELP!

Cracks/blisters: Make sure you haven't got into the habit of constantly licking your lips. Sometimes things as simple as petroleum jelly applied to the corner of your lips works. If necessary see your own dentist for an evaluation and treatment. He/she may refer you to your primary care physician or a dermatologist if cause is not readily apparent. ...Read more

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Dry mouth/lips keep bringing up light green phlegm? Started with sore throat

Dry mouth/lips keep bringing up light green phlegm? Started with sore throat

May be viral: A viral illness or strep infection can do this, allergies can do this, mononucleosis can do this, so you have a variety of possible issues. You need to see your physician to make sure this is not a strep infection, and also give you a clear diagnosis ...Read more

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Recently, I've been experiencing swelling in my salivarygland. I have dry mouth and throat, body ache, and a clear blister on my upper lip. What should I do?

Recently, I've been experiencing swelling in my salivarygland. I have dry mouth and throat, body ache, and a clear blister on my upper lip. What should I do?

Blocked duct?: A blocked salivary duct will cause the gland to swell since the saliva has no place to go. This would also tend to give you a dry mouth. The gland may swell more when you are about to eat. Please go see your dentist to determine the cause. If the duct is blocked, serious damage to the gland can occur. ...Read more

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I can't eat feel faint dry mouth and lips stomach ache period only lasted 3 days can't sleep lost 15 pds in a week n a half vomiting?

I can't eat feel faint dry mouth and lips stomach ache period only lasted 3 days can't sleep lost 15 pds in a week n a half vomiting?

You are dehydrated: And need to see your doctor. Start rehydrating with copious amounts of gatoraid in the mean time. ...Read more

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Dry mouth, lips, throat. Knee/shoulder pain. Negative Ro/SS-A, La/SS-B and ANA and Rosa bengal test. Normal US parotid gland. Can still be Sjogren?

Yes: Stop the phenylbutazone as this can cause an aplastic anemia. Make sure your thyroid function tests are normal as well. That said, you can treat the dry eyes with meds suck as Salagen or Evoxac (cevimeline) and see if they help. Dry mouth alone makes Sjogrens unlikely but still possible, even with negative blood tests. In this situation, a lip biopsy can be helpful. ...Read more

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Had burning sensation on lip last nite & nausea, dizziness, itching, headache, dry mouth, & flu like muscle pain next morning following dental filling?

Had burning sensation on lip last nite & nausea, dizziness, itching, headache, dry mouth, & flu like muscle pain next morning following dental filling?

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If they continue for more than 10-12 days, you may visit your PCP. ...Read more

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What to do about dry mouth?

Investigate: Many possible causes. Some need medical management. Anxiety and sjogrens syndrome are two causes that come to mind. Symptomatic treatment for your comfort could include artificial saliva or even lemon drop candies. But these should be considered after medical causes are eliminated or better understood. You wouldn't want to mask symptoms of a significant illness that can be treated. ...Read more

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How can you cure dry mouth?

How can you cure dry mouth?

Depends on the cause: This symptom is very common, and is often seen as a side effect of many types of medication. Dehydration, radiotherapy involving the salivary glands and several diseases can cause change in saliva consistency and hence a complaint of xerostomia (dry mouth). Sometimes there is no identifiable cause...Certainly see your physician asap! ...Read more

Chapped Lips (Definition)

Chapped lips is a common medical finding in patients whose lips have lost their natural moisture. The most common causes include dehydration, dry environment, ...Read more


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Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) (Definition)

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