Top 20 Doctor insights on: Dry tongue in the morning

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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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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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Brush my tongue in the morning and at night I have tryed salt and peroxide I still have a white tongue even when my mouth isn't dry???

Brush my tongue in the morning and at night I have tryed salt and peroxide I still have a white tongue even when my mouth isn't dry???

Relax, do not get: Obsessed. Did you ask your family or your Dentist at look at your tongue? If you have good oral hygiene, and you are not anemic, do not take any medicine or Inhaler it may be natural color of your tongue. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue dry and coated white when I wake up every morning?

Why is my tongue dry and coated white when I wake up every morning?

Dry tongue: Hi, multiple possibilities including breathing with ur mouth instead of ur nose while sleeping because of likely nose septa deviation or polyps, also Allergy, bad dental hygiene, smoking are other reasons, make sure that u see ur dentist regularly, use mouth wash, stay away from smoking. See ur PMD to evaluate ur nose.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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My mouth and tongue has been extremely dry, for no apparent reason since yesterday morning. I only took my daily rx's: look at the meds on my profile.

My mouth and tongue has been extremely dry, for no apparent reason since yesterday morning. I only took my daily rx's: look at the meds on my profile.

Drink more water: With your history of breathing difficulty and the med Clonazepam will cause you to have a dry mouth. Are you a mouth breather?
Drinking 8 glasses of water will definitely help big time. Drink 2 in morning before bkfst, 2 before lunch, 2 before supper and 2 before bed. ...Read more

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Would dry mouth at night cause your tongue to be white in the morning?

Would dry mouth at night cause your tongue to be white in the morning?

Definitely yes: White tongue can occur when there is a buildup or coating of bacteria and debris on the surface of the tongue due to dehydration, diabetes, dry mouth, medication side effect and mouth breathing. Find the underlying cause and try to eliminate it. If needed see your PCP for check up. ...Read more

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Why does my tongue bleed every morning and very dry I did not bite my tongue and I have no sores in my mouth or my tongue?

Why does my tongue bleed every morning and very dry I did not bite my tongue and I have no sores in my mouth or my tongue?

Mouth breathing: If you have a tendency to breathe through your mouth more than your nose, the oral tissue will be dry when you awaken. This could lead to dry, cracked mucous membrane which could bleed easily, as you described. You should have a humidifier in your bedroom and make sure you drink plenty of fluids. Additionally, I would advise seeing your doctor to evaluate your oral cavity to look for problems. ...Read more

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Have a quick question? I've recently have had dry mouth in the morning. From this I have no pain but seems like there is tiny bumps on tip of tongue?

Have a quick question? I've recently have had dry mouth in the morning. From this I have no pain but seems like there is tiny bumps on tip of tongue?

Suspicious bumps?: Any suspicious bumps on the tongue that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks, should be evaluated. See your doctor or dentist for eval. ...Read more

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I have pleurisy from my lupus in the morning my mouth is so dry that my tongue gets stuck to the back of my mouth and its painful is this a side affec?

I have pleurisy from my lupus in the morning my mouth is so dry that my tongue gets stuck to the back of my mouth and its painful is this a side affec?

Lupus: Dry mouth is related to lupus. Involment of the salivary glands, a side effect of your meds, or systemic effects of lupus may lead to the dryness, especially breathing problems, mouth breathing at night. You should have a complete evaluation to see what might help best. Treatment may be a mouth moisturizer or a humidifer at bedside. A breathing test for sleep apnea may be needed. ...Read more

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Ivee been experiencing a dry mouth for the past 2-3 days. This morning I noticed some large, raised red bumps at the back of my tongue?

Ivee been experiencing a dry mouth for the past 2-3 days. This morning I noticed some large, raised red bumps at the back of my tongue?

Mouth: Could be viral or simply not drinking enough water. Those bumps sound like your circumvallate papillae or tase buds which can enlarge if you are dry ...Read more

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I have an itchy throat along with dry and wet coughs, usually at night and morning. Today, I noticed that my tongue was white. Throat now sore.

I have an itchy throat along with dry and wet coughs, usually at night and morning. Today, I noticed that my tongue was white. Throat now sore.

Itchy or irritated?: Is the throat more itchy or more irritated? If the latter, then I would consider acid reflux as a potential cause (especially if you are overweight or have a family history of reflux). It is time to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dry mouth feels like I have bad breath. Yellowish tongue in morning, white the whole day. Also feel like my salvia smells. I brush twice/day and floss?

Dry mouth feels like I have bad breath. Yellowish tongue in morning, white the whole day. Also feel like my salvia smells. I brush twice/day and floss?

Tongue: Have you tried a tongue scraper? Most of what you see on your tongue is bacteria which can cause bad breath. A tongue scraper removes most of the bacteria. You can find a tongue scraper at the drug store. I find they work better than brushing your tongue with a toothbrush. ...Read more

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Sir, I feel my mouth dry badly every morning when I get up. Is it the symptom of diabetes?

Sir, I feel my mouth dry badly every morning when I get up. Is it the symptom of diabetes?

Maybe but unlikely: It can be although not the most common symptom of diabetes. The only way to know is to test for it. Talk to your physician. The common symptoms of diabetes are excessive thirst, hunger, urination. ...Read more

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Why would I wake up every morning with a dry mouth?

Why would I wake up every morning with a dry mouth?

Mouth breathing: The most common cause of early morning dry mouth is mouth breathing during your sleep. If you have nasal or sinus congestion, breathing through your nose can be very difficult or sometimes impossible. This forces us to breath through our mouth. Using a nasal spray before you go to bed may help you to breath easier through your nose and also help to reduce your dry mouth in the morning. ...Read more

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What do I do for a dry mouth that causes my tounge to swell. In the morning?

What do I do for a dry mouth that causes my tounge to swell. In the morning?

Airway obstruction: Sleeping with your mouth open can dry your mouh and cause the tongue to expand. You may need to see an ENT for an exam. Weightless, healthy sinuses, and jaw position all affect our breathing at night. Rule out sleep apnea. You may need a sleep study. ...Read more

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Diabetes and that horrible icky dry morning mouth? Is there a mouth wash, or medicine to correct this?

Diabetes and that horrible icky dry morning mouth? Is there a mouth wash, or medicine to correct this?

Biotene: This is not the only one out there also salivart and other salivary substitutes, but I have found this to be quite well accepted. ...Read more

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I wake up every night at 3:30 in the morning for a month with my mouth dry and able to fall asleep easily. Psychological or physiological?

I wake up every night at 3:30 in the morning for a month with my mouth dry and able to fall asleep easily. Psychological or physiological?

Interrupted Sleep: Hi
If it is only a month it could be work stress, poor physical health if you are recovering from infection. Also, you could be?? Snoring leading your mouth to be dry. If it was me, I will wait for a further 4 weeks and if no improvement, then would seek help. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with 3 bumps near the corner of my mouth. It has been really dry so I've been using aquaphor and neosporin. What is this?

I woke up this morning with 3 bumps near the corner of my mouth. It has been really dry so I've been using aquaphor and neosporin. What is this?

Neosporin?: Are you using neosporin for the dryness? Unfortunately, neosporin is a common sensitizer and you may be describing a contact drug allergy. This would be more rare with Aquaphor. ...Read more