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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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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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Frequent day and night urination & dry mouth. Stop drinking at night?

Frequent day and night urination & dry mouth. Stop drinking at night?

Stop caffiene: Avoid fluids 3 hours before bed. Get off water pills if doc says ok. Cut back on acidic beverages an citrus fruits. ...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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Eyes hurt when I look around. Headaches at night. Legs ache at night as well as sore throat at Night and elevated body temp and moderate fatigue. ?

Eyes hurt when I look around. Headaches at night. Legs ache at night as well as sore throat at Night and elevated body temp and moderate fatigue. ?

Get checked: This can be a concerning constellation of symptoms and it would be wise to schedule a visit with your primary care doctor. It may not be anything serious, but better to be safe. ...Read more

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What would cause extremely dry eyes at night only?

What would cause extremely dry eyes at night only?

Lids open at night: A common cause of night-time dryness is the eyes drifting open during sleep. The exposed portion of the eye dries out, producing often significant symptoms if we awake during the night or first thing in the morning. Using an otc lubricating ointment in the eyes at bedtime is helpful in theses cases, since the ointment coats the surface of the eye, preventing drying out if it should drift open. ...Read more

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My brother have problem of dry mouth and bitterness during sleep at night , because that he got broken his sleep at night ?

My brother have problem of dry mouth and bitterness during sleep at night , because that he got broken his sleep at night ?

Dry mouth can be: The result of many causes - due to medical condition, medications etc. Best to be evaluated by a physician. In the meanwhile there are over the counter products like biotene than can offer some relief. Hope this helps. ...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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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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Hot feet at night can't sleep?

Hot feet at night can't sleep?

Neuropathy?: You may have neuropathy, which can be caused by diabetes, vitamin deficiency, or other things. You should see your doctor to be checked. You may need blood tests and/or an EMG (electromyogram). In the meantime, try uncovering your feet at night to see if this helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have been dealing with extreme dry mouth at night only, and periodic sore throats for past 3 weeks. Condition is causing minimal sleep as it wakes him up at least 6-8 times per night to drink water. Using Biotene spray & Prescript Toothpaste?

Have been dealing with extreme dry mouth at night only, and periodic sore throats for past 3 weeks.  Condition is causing minimal sleep as it wakes him up at least 6-8 times per night to drink water.  Using Biotene spray & Prescript Toothpaste?

Humidifier: People who live in climates with low humidity (esp in the winter) can greatly benefit from using a humidifier during the night. Prevent dryness by using OTC nasal saline to rinse and open nasal passages to avoid mouth breathing at night. Avoid OTC cold remedies as the medications worsen oral dryness. Maintain good hydration during daytime. ...Read more

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Can shallow breathing at night cause leg and foot cramps at night?

Can shallow breathing at night cause leg and foot cramps at night?

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea, which is shallow breathing, alternating with awakening and gasping for air, can be associated with conditions such as restless leg syndrome. People with sleep apnea often have risk factors for diseases of the arteries, like peripheral arterial disease. Either way, you should have a thorough history and physical examination, by your doctor, to get you started on treatment. ...Read more

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I have dry mouth, i'm 56 female, it's really bad at night mostly . During the day i drink constantly, i rarely sleep with my mouth open, still happens?

Dry mouth: The number one reason for dry mouth is the medications we see our patients are on, assuming you are taking medications . If you are not on any medications have your dentist do oral exam and check your salivary gland for possible blockage of the duct due to stones. Or you have to check with your md to see if you have auto immune disease like lupus or sojgren disease , biotine products can help , . ...Read more

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What are remedies for dry mouth at night?

What are remedies for dry mouth at night?

Dry mouth: If you are taking and medications, start by speaking to your physician if they can cause dry mouth and if the dosage can be reduced or if there are alternative medications that are less prone to causing dry mouth. Hydrate (drink water) as much as possible throughout the day. Minimize foods with heavy salt, sugar, acid content. There are many Biotene products designed specifically for dry mouths. ...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


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