Dry mouth is characterised to be an oral symptom associated with COVID-19, and also common with a lot of other viral infections.
A dry mouth can disrupt the production of saliva in the mouth and further facilitate the spread of pathogens, including SARS-COV-2. While there’s no clinical evidence as to how COVID-19 could fuel this early symptom, doctors right now believe that dry mouth syndrome or Xerostomia happens when the virus attacks muscle linings and oral tissues present inside the mouth. It could also strike before other symptoms, such as fever or a cough.
Additionally, Xerostomia can make you feel a sense of dryness or stickiness in the mouth and further, make the saliva a little thicker. You could also experience bad breath.
It could also be accompanied by other oral symptoms such as blisters, changes in the colour and texture of the tongue, difficulty eating. To know more about these symptoms, read the story here.