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I have a dry mouth no matter how much I drink and swollen tongue with indents along the side.

I have a dry mouth no matter how much I drink and swollen tongue with indents along the side.

The tongue indents: Are not uncommon and are usually caused by your tongue constantly lying alongside or rubbing on the inside of your lower teeth. The dry mouth can be caused by a host of medical issues, medications, etc. See your physician for an evaluation for the dry mouth and a dentist for a dental evaluation. Also ask both your dentist and physician about using biotene which is a saliva replacement therapy. ...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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Suffering from migraine, palinopsia, vertigo, nausea, painful joints, fatigue, dry mouth with burning tongue, swollen salivary glands and throat. Help?

Suffering from migraine, palinopsia, vertigo, nausea, painful joints, fatigue, dry mouth with burning tongue, swollen salivary glands and throat. Help?

See a neurologist: The symptoms you described is a serious medical condition that needs to be addressed by a neurologist. An additional referral to rheumathologist is also warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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My wifes swollen tonge on one side and a dry mouth?

My wifes swollen tonge on one side and a dry mouth?

Swollen tongue: This could be due to trauma, allergy, infection or other cause. See you dentist or medical doctor to be evaluated. You did not say how long you have had this. If interfering with airway or increasing go to emergency room immediately ...Read more

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My uvula has been swollen several times this year. It happens when I wake up from lying on my back. I also notice dry mouth. How can I reduce swelling?

My uvula has been swollen several times this year. It happens when I wake up from lying on my back. I also notice dry mouth. How can I reduce swelling?

Sinusitis possible: Seems likely to be the result of post-nasal drainage, so there may be the possibility of chronic sinusitis that could respond positively to more water and regularly eating fresh pineapple. You may also have a dietary allergy like dairy products that often cause increased sinus drainage. If the symptoms persist, however, then I think seeing your primary care provider will be important. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of sjogrens. Now I have noticed swollen white gums as well as dry mouth with swollen mucosal membranes. Does this indicate anything?

I have symptoms of sjogrens. Now I have noticed swollen white gums as well as dry mouth with swollen mucosal membranes. Does this indicate anything?

See your dentist: You should have your dentist take a look, and help you determine what's going on. Dry mouth requires ongoing are and strict preventive care. ...Read more

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Extreme dry mouth, trouble swallowing, swollen ankles and increased more intense palpitations?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor as soon as you can all these symptoms could be related or connected
some like the dry mouth could be a side effect of medicine you are taking
so please go and see your doctor
thank you and good luck ...Read more

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Hello I m suffering with fever dry mouth swollen nodes from 2 yrs, these are started after sex with unknown. All STD neg. My wife also same sym, help

Hello I m suffering with fever dry mouth swollen nodes from 2 yrs, these are started after sex with unknown. All STD neg. My wife also same sym, help

Not an STD: No STD or any other infection from sexual contact is a likely cause of such symptoms. Almost certainly your symptoms have nothing to do with that event, unless due in part to anxiety about it -- and certainly anxiety is the most common cause of complaints like these. Continue to work with your doctor, or maybe counseling. Good luck with it. ...Read more

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Swollen glands with severe pain, dry mouth, and difficulty swallowing?

Swollen glands with severe pain, dry mouth, and difficulty swallowing?

Seek care: These types of symptoms could be from a variety of illnesses. My best suggestion is to please get to a primary care physician asap, so that they can run some diagnostic tests to try to pinpoint the cause of the problem and help you feel better soon, before you potentially get others around you sick. ...Read more

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Was high on Cocaine for 5 hours 3 days ago for my first time Still experiencing fever, dry mouth, swollen eyes/salivary gland Recovery time?

Was high on Cocaine for 5 hours 3 days ago for my first time Still experiencing fever, dry mouth, swollen eyes/salivary gland Recovery time?

Swear off, OK?: Even if you did a large amount, it would be out of your system by now. In fact, effects are not expected at all after ~5 hrs. Here's info: http://drug. Addictionblog. Org/how-long-does-cocaine-stay-in-your-system/
If you had enough to be toxic - you might have died, so you were lucky this time. Don't press your luck. Steer clear of it. Also it can be 'laced' w/ poisons. It's a bad thing! Best wishes ...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'm feeling fatigued, dry mouth, swollen throbbing feet, blurred vision at a distant, urination frequently, dizziness sometimes, I do have high bp?

I'm feeling fatigued, dry mouth, swollen throbbing feet, blurred vision at a distant, urination frequently, dizziness sometimes, I do have high bp?

Call doctor: Possible high blood pressure, but you should also get your glucose levels checked because you might be pre diabetic. It could also be pre-menopausal symptoms. Call your doctor for a check up. ...Read more

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Swollen throbbing feet, blurred vision, fatigued, urinating frequently, dry mouth dizziness?

Swollen throbbing feet, blurred vision, fatigued, urinating frequently, dry mouth dizziness?

Call doctor: I recommend you see a doctor. It could be pre menopausal symptoms and it could be some diabetic issues going on, but you need to have tests to determine what's going on. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pharyngitis but I have no sore throat just swollen left tonsill and dry mouth low grade fever was I miss dignosaed?

I was diagnosed with pharyngitis but I have no sore throat just swollen left tonsill and dry mouth low grade fever was I miss dignosaed?

Sounds off: It's not clear without seeing you but, most cases of pharyngitis come with fever and sore throat. I'm worried why you have 1 swollen tonsil, though. Make sure you follow-up on this with your pcp/ent and get some answers. Let's not call it a misdiagnosis just yet, though. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with acute pharyngitis but I don't have a sore throat just dry mouth low grade fever left tonsil is swollen I was give amoxicillin?

I was diagnosed with acute pharyngitis but I don't have a sore throat just dry mouth low grade fever left tonsil is swollen I was give amoxicillin?

Pharyngitis: You're really dealing with a technicality of terminology. If your tonsil is inflamed and infected, the tonsil is part of your pharynx or throat. Therefore the diagnosis of pharyngitis is appropriate. I would usually call it tonsillopharyngitis. ...Read more

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Got flu shot on Wednesday. 2 days later, stuffy nose/yellow mucous, body aches, kinda dry mouth/sore throat, swollen lymph nodes. Flu shot symptoms?

Got flu shot on Wednesday. 2 days later, stuffy nose/yellow mucous, body aches, kinda dry mouth/sore throat, swollen lymph nodes. Flu shot symptoms?

Sounds like...: Those symptoms sound like symptoms of the common cold, seasonal flu, or strep throat. They don't sound like flu shot symptoms. A visit to the doctor can help decide whether or not there is a strep throat infection (if there is, then antibiotics are likely needed). ...Read more

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If I have swollen tongue should I wear my mouth guard? Could I be allergic to the metal in it?

If I have swollen tongue should I wear my mouth guard? Could I be allergic to the metal in it?

Evaluate: Airway swelling can be quite dangerous. Please stop wearing your appliance and call your Dentist immediately. Swelling may be due to mechanical irritation or, more rarely, an allergic reaction. Differential diagnosis is required. Please call your Dentist. ...Read more

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Swollen tongue with sores, top of mouth is also very cut up and gums feel raw. What could've caused this and what should I do?

Dry mouth?: Sound like your mouth is very dried. It could be of several reason: 1) diabetes, 2) sjogren syndrome or dry mouth syndrom, 3) stress, 4) using heat during winter, need humidifier... Check with your dentist for definitive diagnosis. Palliative treatment included good oral hygiene to prevent superinfection and plenty of fluid to prevent dehydration. ...Read more

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What can be causing a swollen tongue also middle of the night not able to breath through mouth. Feeling of the airway in chest closed.

What can be causing a swollen tongue also middle of the night not able to breath through mouth. Feeling of the airway in chest closed.

Allergic reaction: Acute allergy can cause swelling that can block your airway, creating a potentially dangerous situation. Sudden onset after a particular type of food is ingested or medication taken may suggest this. This is an urgent issue requiring immediate attention. If this has been going on for awhile and is more chronic, you may have obstructive pharyngeal anatomy. Which may be associated with apnea. ...Read more

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Slightly swollen tongue cause for alarm?

Slightly swollen tongue cause for alarm?

Number of Causes: Of a tongue swelling include infections, allergies, injuries and systemic disorders, just to name a few. The majority of tongue problems are not serious and can be resolved on it's own. However, if you have a swollen tongue that doesn't go away within two weeks, you should consult a doctor or a dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Possible cause of swollen tongue, one said?

Possible cause of swollen tongue, one said?

Allergy: Could be as a result of an allergic reaction to certain foods or meds. ...Read more

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Why am I getting a swollen tongue on one side only?

Why am I getting a swollen tongue on one side only?

Swollen tongue: Impossible to say without an examination. A swollen tongue can occur due to injury, different diseases, or tumors.
See your dentist, an oral surgeon, or an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best exercise for a swollen tongue?

Help please? What is the best exercise for a swollen tongue?

Swollen tongue?: There is no exercise to treat a swollen tongue. See your primary care physician, an ENT specialist or an oral surgeon to find out why it's swollen. ...Read more

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Is swollen tongue a symptom of lou gehrig's disease?

Not directly: They is some evidence that shows damage to parts of the brain resulting from the disease causing swallowing difficulty but not necessarily from hypertrophy of the tongue. ...Read more

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I get frequent tongue ulcers and swollen tongue?

I get frequent tongue ulcers and swollen tongue?

See a doctor?: Have you seen a doctor about this? If not, it would seem like a wise thing to do to help determine what is the cause, and of course how to minimize or eliminate this problem. ...Read more

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What to do for a swollen tongue from drinking too much water?

What to do for a swollen tongue from drinking too much water?

Wrong Conclusion: A swollen tongue does not result from drinking too much water. The tongue is a muscle and does not absorb water. ...Read more

Swollen Tongue (Definition)

Swollen tongue is just a description of a tongue that has become larger then previously, this can happen because infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, a tumor growing ...Read more


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Swollen Tongue (Definition)

Swollen tongue is just a description of a tongue that has become larger then previously, this can happen because infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, a tumor growing ...Read more