My tongue, mouth and back of throat are dry, doctors and ENT don’t know why?

I am 27, male. For about a year I’ve been experiencing dry mouth, mostly before I go to bed and when I wake up in the morning. It’s mostly my tongue that is dry, but sometimes it’s my whole mouth and the back of my throat.

I have been to multiple doctors, including two ENT’s, and no one can seem to figure out whats wrong. I’ve had a full blood test taken as well as tested for Sjogren’s diseases, all negative. No other symptoms seem to be affecting me. I eat healthy, a high fat, low carb diet. I drink lots of water but that doesn’t seem to help.

Hoping someone can help.


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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

It is good ruling out sjorgen syndrome..Some common causes include nervousness, stress, certain medications, and bacterial growths as they usually cause dryness to survive.
I recommend gargling with good oral solution.brushing teeth drinking plenty of water and reducing stress and nervousness by yoga and nose deep breathing exercises.
Hope this helps..thanks

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

In my opinion you need to test fot HIV , also check your thyroid levels , also
Do you take antidepressant medications ? They can cause dry mouth as they r usually anti histaminics

Good luck

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
this may be related to a hormonal change that may be related to a underlying pathology.
deficiency of vitamin B3 and B6 can cause these symptoms.
start on vitamin supplements.
consult a endocrinologist.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
IT MAY BE DUE TO THE DIET YOU TAKE.
TRY CHANGING THE DIET THAT YOU HAVE BEEN TAKING.
EAT PLENTY OF FRUITS , HAVE DINNER ATLEAST 3 HOURS BEFORE GOING TO BED.
SALINE WATER GARGLES AFTER GETTNG UP FROM BED IN EARLY MORNING CAN HELP.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
mucosal dryness can occur as a side effect of the medicines that you may be taking.
electrolyte imbalance can also cause dryness,especially sodium .
get blood electrolytes checked.

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