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What causes dryness in mouth and stickiness?

I had a sudden illness, swollen neck/glands, difficulty and pain with eating, chills and body aches, fatigue. All that cleared up but my mouth dryness/stickiness will not go away!! My salivary glands are not producing adequate saliva and I feel as if I have glue in my mouth. I drink water and liquids all the time but nothing helps.
Tue, 27 May 2014
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thanks for your query, i have gone through your query. the dryness could be because of the reduced salivary secretion that could be because of the stone in the salivary gland duct. the other causes could be secondary to drugs like anti histamines, ACE inhibitors, or secondary to medical disorders like diabetes. you have not mentioned about your medical status. consult your oral physician and get yourself examined and take radiograph to rule out stone. and consume lot of water, keep sipping water. you can also take artificial salivary substitute like wet mouth gel. if all these thing does not help then go for salivary gland biopsy and ANA test to rule out sjogren syndrome. i hope my answer will help you. take care.
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