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What causes severe dry mouth?

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Dr. Albana Sejdini

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Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Why do I have a very dry tong. especially at night when I sleep
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Following causes to dry tongue especially while sleeping

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concern.

There are various reasons for dry tongue especially at night while sleeping including:
- stomach hyperacidity like gastritis/acid reflux
- meds
- Candida infection of the GI tract
- diabetes
- dehydration

Further tests advised to determine the right diagnosis:
- blood electrolytes
- diabetes testing
- urine analysis
- complete blood count
- ENT examination

Until you get the tests done and discuss with your doctor, I advise to:
- increase water intake
- take probiotics
- avoid oily/fried/processed foods
- have your dinner at least 4 hours before going to bed
- keep good hygiene of your mouth

All the best.
Dr.Albana
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