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What causes dryness in mouth along with whiteness on tongue?

i got allergy from pollen, dust mite and chemical and also one kind of antibiotic dont remember the name. i got allergy shot too in a yr. Last year My mouth so dry at night and in morning when i woke up my mouth is bad smell, so I let the dentis to pull all my teeth. The doctor inject some kind of medicine in my jaw that to open my jaw before they pulling all my teeth. Soon she inject me i feel so bad feeling. I am shaking, vomoting, until going home in the house. But still shaking and vomiting in 3 days, and I found out the my tongue getting hairy and sticky so I toothbrush and scrubing the white sticky milky tongue before going to the dentist. I ask to the doctor what did she inject to my jaw make me so dizzeness and vomiting in 3 days. she answered me couse of blood only in my gum. But i did not tell about my sticky whity tongue. Please help me in my problem of my whitey sticky, tongue and dry mouth in the morning. thanks you .
Thu, 28 May 2015
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern.

Thanks for your query .The symptoms you describe in your query are pointing towards condition known as oral thrush in fact a severe kind of oral thrush . Well its a fungal disease caused by a fungus candida albicans.

There can be many causes for oral thrush like weakened immune system ,ill fit dentures ,certain medicines like antibiotics and dry mouth. In your case the probable cause for oral thrush is dry mouth ,which leads to deposition of keratin on tongue further leads to growth of fungus.

Mild form of thrush go away by its own within a week, but severe form (as in your case required treatment). I would suggest you to consult dentist/oral pathologist for proper evaluation and to rule out any other underlying disease. Doctor may diagnose it by its appearance or microscopic tissue culture.

Doctor may prescribe oral anti fungal medicine(like nystatin or fluconazole) for 10-14 days ,antiseptic mouth wash like listrine and saliva substitute for dry mouth.

For now maintain proper oral hygiene , take use probiotic like yogurt and quite smoking (if you smoke)

Hope your concern has been resolved.

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Get Well Soon.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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