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Mouth Diseases

Sticky lips and cotton mouth

03/13/2006

Question:

What can be the cause of having sticky lips and cotton mouth?

Answer:

This could be due to dehydration (not taking in enough water or liquids), medications that make the mouth dry, certain diseases that cause dry mouth, or a condition called burning mouth syndrome. You should see an oral pathologist for a complete evaluation of your problem.

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Response by:

Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD
Professor Emeritus of Oral Pathology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University