Coated Or Furry Tongue, Dry Mouth, Increased Thirst And Mouth Sores

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

If you haven't been getting enough to drink, you may be dehydrated and get very thirsty. Your mouth can feel very dry. Dry mouth caused by other conditions can be more long-standing and lead to sores in your mouth and a tongue that is coated. Don't wait until you are thirsty to take a drink. By that time you are already likely dehydrated.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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