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My mouth becomes dry at night?

My mouth becomes dry at night?

Dry mouth: Dry mouth can be a side affect of certain medications or secondary to dehydration . It can also be secondary to diseases like diabetes, sjogren's syndrome, diseases of salivary glands. ...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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When i wake up my nose cogested and slightly blocked phlegm in throat and dry mouth also during day dry mouth although idont breath from mouth why?

When i wake up my nose cogested and slightly blocked phlegm in throat and dry mouth also during day dry mouth although idont breath from mouth why?

Dry mouth: Your symptoms are very non specific. Dry mouth as you indicate could be anything from snoring to sleep apnea to early signs of diabetes. I would suggest a thorough exam from your primary care physician to eliminate has many Causes as possible ...Read more

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Dryness of throat and lips and burning sensation on tongue especially at night and after taking milk or sugar?

Dryness of throat and lips  and burning sensation on tongue especially  at night and after taking milk or sugar?

Need exam: There are a number of things that can cause this, including medicarions, allergies, food sensitivities and more. The best thing do you to do is see a dentist, oral surgeon or your doctor for a complete evaluation of this. In the meantime avoid the sugars. Sugar can cause rapidly progressing tooth decay in a dry mouth. ...Read more

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At night my mouth gets so dry my tongue hurts in the morning. Harmful?

At night my mouth gets so dry my tongue hurts in the morning. Harmful?

What's the cause?: It's not healty, but i'm more concerned about why your mouth gets so dry. Are you taking any medications that might cause it? Do you have a sinus infection causing you to 'mouth breath' at night? Is it simply a very warm, dry room (get one of the cold steam humidifiers and run it by your bed at night...). ...Read more

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Sometimes wake up at night with avery dry mouth and cannot move my tongue until I drink something?

Sometimes wake up at night with avery dry mouth and cannot move my tongue until I drink something?

Mouth breather?: I would suspect you sleep with your mouth open. when we sleep we all produce less saliva but mouth breathing "drys out" the mouth more. If you snore, I suspect you may have sleep apnea and you are breathing with mouth open to try to keep your airway open (natural). If you are chronically fatigued I would see your doctor and ask about getting a sleep study. you could feel much better ...Read more

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Why does my throat only get dry and scratchy at night?

Why does my throat only get dry and scratchy at night?

Dry throat: One of the more common causes of dry throat at nighttime is from mouth breathing. You might not even be aware that you breath through your mouth at night. If you snore, this can sometimes be a clue. There are several devices that can help with keeping your mouth closed. The scratchiness is likely directly secondary to being dry. The mouth really needs to be moist. Stay hydrated, too. ...Read more

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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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What causes a funny taste in mouth all the time and wheezy at night ..

What causes a funny taste in mouth all the time and wheezy at night ..

Reflux: Many things can cause this, but the symptoms you describe, could easily be explained by gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). The acid in your stomach may be allowed to climb your esophagus (feeding tube), when you lie flat. It could irritate your wind pipe. See your physician for an examination and possible treatment options. Call 911 if develop shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Why does breathing through the mouth dry the windpipe and cause dry sore throat?

Why does breathing through the mouth dry the windpipe and cause dry sore throat?

Nose humidifies more: Your respiratory system is designed with a natural humidifying organ, your nose. When you do not breathe through it, the air bypasses its humidifier and reaches the throat and lungs still dry. When you do breathe through your nose, the air is 100% humidified by the time it reaches those places. Your nasal membranes secrete about a quart of fluid a day, much of it water vapor reabsorbed in the lung. ...Read more

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Why is my throat dry and soar at times?

Why is my throat dry and soar at times?

Throat irritation: Common sources for throat irritation or drainage from above - the nose and sinuses - or reflux from below - stomach acid. If either of these are happening to you, over-the-counter treatment is available. Could try an antihistamine, decongestant, or acid blocker. ...Read more

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Waking up with dry mouth, mucus in throat and blocked nose. Allergy related?

Waking up with dry mouth, mucus in throat and blocked nose. Allergy related?

Could be: If this is an ongoing or recurrent problem then allergy is possible. If it's quite new then infection is more likely especially at this time of year. Your doctor would take factors like duration, family history, exposures, physical findings and more into account to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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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

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Throat itch large taste buds in back of mouth and dry mouth should i be worried?

Throat itch large taste buds in back of mouth and dry mouth should i be worried?

Throatitch: Itching most likely allergy however can be secondary to irritant or inflammatory agent, e.g. alcohol, smoking. Dry mouth can be from same, dehydration, mouth breathing during sleep, medications, salivary gland degeneration/ atrophy, radiation therapy, etc. keep mental diary re; when these sx occur, see correlation. ...Read more

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Itchy throat especially at night and morning. What can cause this?

Itchy throat especially at night and morning. What can cause this?

Bedroom allergen: Most itchy throat is from food and particularly fruits from cross-sensivitiy to pollen. In your case, this appears to be related to something in your bedroom. (check for dust mite , , mold, or pet allergy). ...Read more

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Congested all day and night and worsens when wake up can't breathe out of left nostril nor blow my nose. Dry throat. Home remedies??

Congested all day and night and worsens when wake up can't breathe out of left nostril nor blow my nose. Dry throat. Home remedies??

Allergies: Sounds like you suffer from allergies get skin testing done by an allergist and get shots that will help reduce your symptoms. Home remedies include saline nasal washes drink plenty of fluids cool must vaporizer at bedside and taking mucin ex DM tabs ...Read more

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Rough dry patch on roof of mouth very irritating worse when drinking water. no pain at all. A lot of post nasal drip. Hairy feeling in throat. Help!

Rough dry patch on roof of mouth very irritating worse when drinking water. no pain at all. A lot of post nasal drip. Hairy feeling in throat. Help!

See an Allergist: Sounds like your symptoms could be allergy related. Your best bet is to make an appointment with an Allergist so that a full exam, clinical history, and appropriate testing can be completed. ...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


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more