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My Tongue Feels Dry
Why does the surface of my tongue feel dry and rough? It is more in the middle and towards the back. The tip feels pretty much normal.
Varied answers: The tongue of course has many different types of structure that make it up, and some parts can feel different then others. If you think you are having a problem, it is wise to have the tongue examined by a dentist to conclusively determine if every thing is typical or not. ...Read more
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
Started taking fractionally distilled aloe daily I drink it by itself. It makes my tongue feel dry and weirdly aware of tongue. Allergy or dry tongue?
My tongue feels dry and i have loss of taste and my stomach remains heavy and dont have desire for food?
Dry mouth: You should see a doctor and get some blood tests. Some medications can do this but so can multiple illnesses - these are very non specific symptoms. ...Read more
I have a strange feeling on the back of my tongue, like hair is on it, my tongue also feels dry. I am not sure if I have oral thrush or enlarged taste?
Dry mouth: You may have dry mouth. This will allow the tongue to feel dry ; rough. Check with your md to see what medication you may be taking that can intensify this condition. Also see a dentist to check if you have decreased salivary flow. ...Read more
Dry mouth can be due to medications of certain medical conditions or treatments.
See your MD to assess this potentially serious (to teeth) problem.
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-health-dry-mouth ...Read more
A dry tongue : can be caused by a number of things, including dehydration, medications and various other medical conditions and diseases. I can appreciate your concerned about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your dentist for examination, diagnosis or referral to oarl medicine specialist. ...Read more
I have been having problems with my tongue, the first day was extremely dry then the following day wasnt but it was very sourish n weird feeling tongu?
Possibilities: Could be any one of a number of problems. Ask your md/do to check. May need referral to ent, gastro-enterologist, dentist. But start with your gp first. ...Read more
Have it examined: Any time things do not feel right in the mouth it is important to have an examination by your dentist. Please schedule an appointment to have this evaluated. ...Read more
I don't know: You should get checked to see why your soft tissues inside your mouth feel super dry. Rule out pathology, but also rule out toxicity issues due to VOCs and/or mold toxins ...Read more
Yellow tongue: This is likely elongated papilla or taste buds that have not broken off and sloughed like they should normally. Eat a balanced diet with fruits and vegetables. If that does not work then you can brush the tongue with your toothbrush or get a tongue rake to break them off. You can get this at the pharmacy. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
Dry spot?: I don't see how it could be dry under your tongue. Regardless, whatever it is that you are referring to should be seen by your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
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
Need Consultation: Talk to your physician as this is a symptom of some systemic problems your doctor needs to treat you for. ...Read more
Needing expert help. I have saliva problems. It is not producing .Have digestion problems.Tongue and throaght gets dry . What to do?
Dry Mouth: Dry mouth may only be the tip of an iceberg for more extensive health problems. Dry mouth and digestive problems can cause lots of dental problems. 1. Drink more water 2. Get a physical exam and see a nutritionist. 3. Get your teeth cleaned 4. Baking soda scrubs. Caphisol may help sooth any discomfort (capo4 in solution). 5. Suck on xylitol mints. Beware of any sugar you use for comfort. ...Read more
My tongue has been dry for the past 3 nights in the row and it happens only at night. I am hydrated. Is there a reason for this to be happening?
Few things: Could be a few things but given your age, if you are young and healthy there is likely a simple explanation. It could be possible that you are mouth breathing at night. Ask a friend or family member to come check on you while sleeping to see if this is the case. Are you having any other symptoms or start any recent medications? ...Read more
See dentist: I recommend you see a dentist to have your tongue checked and then a proper diagnosis can be determined. ...Read more
Could be related: Regardless this requires a review of your medical and dental history as well as a one on one clinical exam. See your dentist for that. The internet is great for gathering basic general information but can't replace the doctor\patient relationship visit. ...Read more
Acid reflux can cause a bad taste, sore throat. I am not sure what you mean by a dry tongue.
I hope you are being treated for acid reflux. The acids can badly erode your teeth.
Acid reflux can be caused by sleep apnea. So
if you are tired all the time, snore, gasp for breath while sleeping, are overweight, . ...Read more
Doctor & Pharmacist:
Check with your doctor and pharmacist regarding medications that you may be taking which may cause xerostomia. That is clinical 'dry mouth.'
and have a frank discussion about social drinking and cigarette smoking (or chewing tobacco) as these both are known to augment the effects of dry mouth symptoms! ...Read more
Moist inside cheeks, under tongue but top of tongue is constantly very dry (food sticks to it). Chewing xylitol gum doesn't help. Not Sjogrens. Cause?
If the dryness is new, it may be dehydration, a medication side effect, or part of an infection. If it lasts longer, work-up would consider the above options as well as others, such as a possible auto-immune or thyroid issue, or other problems.
If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more