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I am congested. Is it normally to have a dry mouth at night?

I am congested. Is it normally to have a dry mouth at night?

Congestion: Congestion may cause mouth breathing, which will result in a dry mouth. I suggest you consult your family doctor or an ear, nose and throat doctor to determine why you are congested, and treat that problem. It is likely that the dry mouth will resolve. ...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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What could be the cause of me always waking up with a congested nose and dry mouth ?

What could be the cause of me always waking up with a congested nose and dry mouth ?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Can allergies only cause congestion and post nasal drip dry mouth and no other symptoms, my nose never drains eyes never itchy but always congested. ?

Can allergies only cause congestion and post nasal drip dry mouth and no other symptoms, my nose never drains eyes never itchy but always congested. ?

Absolutely: Everybody's allergy to allergens can be different. stuffiness that goes away then comes back can be allergy related, try some over the counter loratadine or Allegra (fexofenadine) and see your doctor ...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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What are remedies for dry mouth at night?

What are remedies for dry mouth at night?

See your PCP: Dry mouth at night has a long list of possible causes but the diagnosis can often be made by a good history, examination, tests and imaging. Remember, proper diagnosis is a key to successful treatment. See your primary care physician for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any remedies for dry mouth at night?

Can you suggest any remedies for dry mouth at night?

See doctor: If you are taking any medications, you should discuss with your doctor if these pills cause the dry mouth, and if so, are there any alternative drugs that don't cause dry mouth. If you are not taking meds, then you should see a dentist to see if you have problems with your salivary glands checked. There are xylimelts in drug stores that stick to roof of your mouth and helps lubricate. ...Read more

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Can dry mouth cause tooth enamel thinning? I am a mouth breather while I am sleeping, that is the only time I have dry mouth at night.

Can dry mouth cause tooth enamel thinning? I am a mouth breather while I am sleeping, that is the only time I have dry mouth at night.

Partly cause it: Dry mouth will put you at risk for tooth decay because you do not have the salvia to remove the bacterium and their toxins easliy. There is more friction between your teeth so the enamel can wear quicker. Control your diet, reduce acids. Medication can cause dry mouth. Biogtene products can help. Sugarless gums. See dentist about mi paste. Find the cause of your dry mouth if you can. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cuz dry mouth at night? I get to point where i can't swallow which is scary n have to drink heaps n causes anxiety attacks

Can acid reflux cuz dry mouth at night? I get to point where i can't swallow which is scary n have to drink heaps n causes anxiety attacks

Could be: And then again could be due to some others medications being taken or some other underlying condition. If no other meds consider a visit to your physician and then your dentist. Hope this helps. ...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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29 weeks pregnant and have really bad dry mouth at night then during the day my throat feels dry and irritated similar to when you have a little hair or something in the back of your throat throat is not sore any suggestions?

29 weeks pregnant and have really bad dry mouth at night then during the day my throat feels dry and irritated similar to when you have a little hair or something in the back of your throat throat is not sore any suggestions?

Biotene: Due to the changes to your body, many pregnant women have various problems with their mouth during pg. Biotene is a great product that has gels and rinses specifically designed for those with dry mouth. Also talk to your dentist, we often try to get patients on prescription toothpaste and more frequent cleanings to help prevent typical pregnancy cavities and gingivitis. ...Read more

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Do endep10 side affects go away? Slept all night and all day/ dry mouth?

Do endep10 side affects go away? Slept all night and all day/ dry mouth?

Amitriptyline: Amitriptyline is a useful drug but very common to get side-effects. The side-effects can improve after a few days for some people but not for everyone. If this is a new medication, ask your doctor if ok to start on 1/2 tab (5mg) instead of 10mg. Alternatively, nortriptyline is often better tolerated by people with persistent side-effects on amitriptyline. ...Read more

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What to do about dry mouth every night =[ help?

Dry mouth: There are many causes of dry mouth like side effect of certain medications, certain diseases and infections (diabetes, anemia), nerve damage, just to name a few. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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What to do about dry mouth only at night and in certain places?

Dry mouth : can be a sign of an underlying medical condition (e.g. Vitamin deficiency). Depending on the cause of your symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. See your dentist or physician to find out why your mouth is dry. ...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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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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Night time dry mouth remedies please? Over the counter mouth washes and sprays for dry mouth don't help at all :( regards x

Night time dry mouth remedies please? Over the counter mouth washes and sprays for dry mouth don't help at all :( regards x

A thought: Sometimes mouth-breathing at night causes severe dryness. In that case, the best strategy is to treat nasal congestion: particularly causes of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. Just a thought. Otherwise, hydration is the best and most effective strategy. ...Read more

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I have real dry mouth and can't hardly swallow at night .Does gabapentin300mg or carb/levo25-100mg cause this and what can I do for it?

Medicines-dry mouth: There are at least 400 different medications that can cause dry mouth. I see many older patients who have dry mouth, as a result of the medications that they take. Biodentine is a very good over the counter product that can help with dry mouth symptoms. It comes in a gel, liquid, and toothpaste. Fluoride rinses are important to use, also, when you have dry mouth, to prevent cavities. ...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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