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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 a sinus infection. What sleeping techniques are there so that I don't get extreme dry mouth in the morning?

I have a sinus infection. What sleeping techniques are there so that I don't get extreme dry mouth in the morning?

Biotene Gel: The main way to prevent acute dry mouth is try to breathe with your mouth closed. During a sinus infection that can be difficult. Nasal sprays like afrin do well short term to help clear nasal passages to breathe.

The other thing you can do is go to the drug store and pick up biotene gel. It is a product designed specifically for people with dry mouth to help keep tissues moist longer. ...Read more

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Dry mouth in the morning. Horrible taste in throat. Like feeling sick in my throat not stomach. When it happens its a really sour taste. Please help?

Dry mouth in the morning. Horrible taste in throat. Like feeling sick in my throat not stomach. When it happens its a really sour taste. Please help?

Mouth breathing?: Acid reflux? Oral hygiene? Dental issues? Diet? So many possibilities for your problem. A full medical history and dental examination would go a long way in isolating the cause (s). Please see your dentist and physician for consultations. ...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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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 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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What's the best way to prevent bad breath and dry mouth first thing in the morning?

What's the best way to prevent bad breath and dry mouth first thing in the morning?

Brush and eat: Obviously brushing thoroughly will remove the film that has collected on your teeth overnight. An additional source of breath malodor in the morning is sometimes referred to as "hungry breath" and comes from the stomach. Eating something small, especially a bread product will eliminate it quickly. If neither works, get your mouth examined for a specific dental problem like decay or gum disease. ...Read more

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Not smoke, no drinking, is there anyway of avoiding bad breath and dry mouth first thing in the morning?

Not smoke, no drinking, is there anyway of avoiding bad breath and dry mouth first thing in the morning?

Oral hygiene: Brush, floss, listerine before bedtime. Drink water through the day. Many medications cause dry mouth. Also see your dentist regularly. ...Read more

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Wake up every morning and both nostrils blocked with snot and causing severely dry mouth. How can I prevent this?

Wake up every morning and both nostrils blocked with snot and causing severely dry mouth. How can I prevent this?

Cause: Before suggesting a remedy the cause of your nasal blockage has to be determined. See you General Physician or ask for referral to ENT. ...Read more

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I have allergies and every morning wake up with a very dry mouth and an intense headache which subsides 30 mins upon waking. How to treat?

I have allergies and every morning wake up with a very dry mouth and an intense headache which subsides 30 mins upon waking. How to treat?

Sleep apnea: Would need more information regarding symptoms but it sounds like you might have issues with either poorly controlled allergies (dust mite sensitivity?) and/or sleep apena problems. If you have a history of loud snoring, frequent daytime sleepiness, or other signs of sleep apnea might be worth looking into. Talk to primary doctor ...Read more

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Can eating too much (cheesecake) just before you go to sleep cause dry (very dry) mouth in the middle of the night and morning. Nu suliva at all?

Can eating too much (cheesecake) just before you go to sleep cause dry (very dry) mouth in the middle of the night and morning. Nu suliva at all?

Not typically but,: Possibly you have an allergy or possibly you may have some lactose-intolerance issues. Do you have similar problems with other milk or cheese products? Problem with too much cheesecake is high calories, high fat content and cholesterol. ...Read more

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I wake up every morning with a headache and a dry mouth but I have AC on and I drink water before I go to sleep?

I wake up every morning with a headache and a dry mouth but I have AC on and I drink water before I go to sleep?

Dry mouth\headache: This might be related to the medications you take or you might be sleeping with an open mouth from allergies or nasal congestion. You will have to discuss this with your own physician rather than have us make educated guesses over the internet. ...Read more

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Hi there Please advise woke up this morning extremely dizzy Imbalanced with dry mouth nausea and weak? Dizziness is gone but still weak and nauseas

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Hi there Please advise woke up this morning extremely dizzy Imbalanced with dry mouth nausea and weak? Dizziness is gone but still weak and nauseas

Nausea: Could be signs of a cold or ear infection and but can be attributed to dehydration and worst case scenario stroke like event if also associated with body weakness and blurring vision that is not improving. Pls take care. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of dry mouth with not much saliva & dizziness. Had 3 episodes of this over a few months, in the morning before eating breakfast. Any idea?

Sudden onset of dry mouth with not much saliva & dizziness. Had 3 episodes of this over a few months, in the morning before eating breakfast. Any idea?

Lots of factors: Dry mouth or xerostomia can be caused by a range of different things. One of the most common is drug side effect. In your case, Remeron (mirtazapine) has been known to cause dry mouth. Since you have noticed this several times, be certain to report this to the physician who prescribed it. Further, be sure to visit you dentist every 3-6 months to monitor xerostomia's effect on your teeth and gums. ...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 drink water before sleeping. Yet every morning I wake up with very dry mouth. I don't sleep with my mouth open. Not diabetic. What cud be the reason?

I drink water before sleeping. Yet every morning I wake up with very dry mouth. I don't sleep with my mouth open. Not diabetic. What cud be the reason?

Dry mouth: You may be sleeping with your mouth open even if you don't know it and for at least part of the time. Some medications cause dry mouth. When was you last dental and medical check-up? Dry mouth promotes cavities. Make sure you brush and floss properly for two minutes before you go to sleep. ...Read more

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I have headaches when I wake up in the morning and snore when I sleep. I have mood swings and very tired in the day time. I also have dry mouth and he?

I have headaches when I wake up in the morning and snore when I sleep. I have mood swings and very tired in the day time. I also have dry mouth and he?

Symptoms: I would say get a referral to a reputable sleep lab for a sleep study. Snoring can impair sleep as well as apnea and other kinds of sleep disturbances. Also: how much stress are you under day to day? If the answer is a great deal, then consider getting a referral to a competent psychotherapist to discuss whatever is going on with you emotionally. ...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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Could a sore throat in the morning and dry mouth be a sign of dehydration?

Could a sore throat in the morning and dry mouth be a sign of dehydration?

Yes or: You may be a mouth-breather when you sleep and therefore your mouth would be dry and your throat could be sore. Also medications may dry your mouth and irritate your throat.

If you try hydration without success, see your physician for an examination. ...Read more

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I took sudafed 24 hour and allegra 12 this morning now I have dry mouth and throat. Badly how much longer will it last I'm having trouble sleeping?

I took sudafed 24 hour and allegra 12 this morning now I have dry mouth and throat. Badly how much longer will it last I'm having trouble sleeping?

Sudafed: Unfortunately insomnia is a known side effect of the drug, doesn't affect all people who use it. The dose would stay in your system may be for a day, meanwhile avoid all sources of caffeine for now, as it would add up to the problem, wish you well ...Read more

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Had burning sensation on lip last nite & nausea, dizziness, itching, headache, dry mouth, & flu like muscle pain next morning following dental filling?

Had burning sensation on lip last nite & nausea, dizziness, itching, headache, dry mouth, & flu like muscle pain next morning following dental filling?

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If they continue for more than 10-12 days, you may visit your PCP. ...Read more

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I don't sleep all night I wake up sweating and dry mouth I am type 2 should I have my Lantus before I go to bed I am tired in mornings?

I don't sleep all night I wake up sweating and dry mouth I am type 2 should I have my Lantus before I go to bed I am tired in mornings?

Night sweats: Your tiredness is because of lack of sleep
Check your sugar levels when you get sweating at night. you could be getting low sugars and the insulin dos may need rectification. This not common with lotus though. You will need to see your GP for examination to rule out other causes of night sweats and in particular they have to make sure you don't have any swollen lymph glans. Also a battery of tests ...Read more

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What causes dry mouth?

What causes dry mouth?

What DOESN'T?: There are all sorts of things that can cause dry mouth, especially medications. Dry mouth is the number one side effect experienced among all prescription medications. There are also blockages in salivary ducts called sialolith's or autoimmune diseases like sjogrens disease. One way or another, the salivary glands just aren't getting the juices flowing. ...Read more

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What causes dry mouth?

What causes dry mouth?

Many causes: It can be from excessive intake of caffeine or alcohol, not drinking enough water or related to the side effect some medications for treatment of blood pressure or mental health. Aging, post radiation treatment and some diseases like sjorgren's syndrome can also lead to dry mouth. ...Read more

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What to do about dry mouth?

What to do about dry mouth?

Investigate: Many possible causes. Some need medical management. Anxiety and sjogrens syndrome are two causes that come to mind. Symptomatic treatment for your comfort could include artificial saliva or even lemon drop candies. But these should be considered after medical causes are eliminated or better understood. You wouldn't want to mask symptoms of a significant illness that can be treated. ...Read more

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How can you cure dry mouth?

How can you cure dry mouth?

Depends on the cause: This symptom is very common, and is often seen as a side effect of many types of medication. Dehydration, radiotherapy involving the salivary glands and several diseases can cause change in saliva consistency and hence a complaint of xerostomia (dry mouth). Sometimes there is no identifiable cause...Certainly see your physician asap! ...Read more

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Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) (Definition)

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