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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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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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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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Can ranitidine cause a sore tongue dry mouth an tongue to swell?

Can ranitidine cause a sore tongue dry mouth an tongue to swell?

Somewhat: Dry mouth yes. Swelling no. If your lips swell or anything else starts swelling noticeably such as your lips you might have an allergic reaction see a physician right away. Do you take any other medications? This might be an interaction. List the medications you take in your post. ...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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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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What could be the cause of dry mouth and dry tongue?

What could be the cause of dry mouth and dry tongue?

Many causes: 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

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White coating on the tongue and chronic dry mouth . Any tips , causes etc ?

White coating on the tongue and chronic dry mouth . Any tips , causes etc ?

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

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The right side of my tongue swells up for no reason, and i also get dry mouth with this. It has happened recently, and also occurred last month. Why?

Angioedema?: Could be angioedema which may be hereditary, acquired or even related to medications particularly angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors such as lisinopril. See your doc as this can potentially compromise your airway and may be avoidable. ...Read more

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What can cause me to get dry mouth, and wake up with my tongue stuck to roof of my mouth?

What can cause me to get dry mouth, and wake up with my tongue stuck to roof of my mouth?

Medications & more: Many medications can lead to dry mouths. These include diuretics, antihistamines, heart meds, and others. Also mouth breathing & snoring can cause dry mouth syndrome. Dehydration, smoking , and alcohol consumption can also be causative factors . Remedies can include artificial saliva products, rehydration, and sleep apnea appliances. Please consult your local dentist and take care... ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) (Definition)

A dry mouth 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