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Suggest treatment for white, crusty substance on lips

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why do I have a white, crusty substance on my lips each morning and i am continually swallowing?
Posted Mon, 25 Aug 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Following causes to white crusty substance on lips

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

The white, crusty substance on your lips each morning is indicating that there is overproduction of saliva during night, most probably due to:
- upper GI problems (gastritis, GERD/reflux)
- upper respiratory infection (throat for example)
- mouth infection (bacterial, fungal, viral, etc.), especially if you are having lesions in your mouth.
- you sleep with open mouth (nasal airways blocked due to inflammation or polyps)

I advise to get further examined by your doctor in order to determine the right cause and treat it accordingly.

Hope it helped!
Let me know if you need further clarifications!
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