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A 20-year-old female asked:

why am i always waking up with really dry mouth? i drink so much water!

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kari Sakurai
Dentistry 32 years experience
See your dentist: You may be mouth breathing at night. See your dentist for other signs of this and they may recommend an evaluation by an ENT to see why you may not be breathing as well through your nose.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Dehydration: I like the dental response you have also gotten to this question. In medicine the first and most common problem we would check for would be diabetes. If you have not been to see your family physician you may need a visit with blood testing to rule out diabetes.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Why won't my dry mouth go away after drinking a lot of water?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Need more info: You should talk to your doctor. It may simply be the hormone changes of pregnancy but you want to make sure it is not diabetes.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Why do I have a dry mouth even after i've consumed a lot of water?

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Dr. Hernan Quintero
Dentistry 16 years experience
Different situations: Dry mouth can be observed in patients taking certain medications, and also patients that have received radiation therapy on head and neck among other situations or affections in the salivary glands.. The best way to determine if there is a real reduction in the production of saliva is to do a proper measurement.
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A 28-year-old female asked:

Why do I get dry mouth ? Its so bad that I have to be shewing gum or get a zip of water just to get it moist

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Dr. Gary Klugman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Check with MD first: This is an important question because you are much more likely to get decay with a dry mouth. See your md to see if this is a symptom of an illness or if it is caused by drugs you are taking. If nothing can be done for it then see your dentist for ideas to keep your mouth moist and decay prevention.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What can I do to quench my dry mouth without needing tons of water?

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Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Many Options: The first step is to have the cause diagnosed. There are multiple over the counter (otc) and prescription treatments you can try. Keep sugarless gum or candy in your mouth. Use bio teen mouth rinse morning and night. Use a humidifier when heat is on or when weather is cold. There are oral moisturizers available otc. My favorite is oasis spray. If these don't work see your doctor for rx.
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 25 years experience
I agree with Dr. Feinberg. Getting the cause diagnosed is the very first important step. Correct diagnosis leads to more appropriate treatment and advice.
Nov 29, 2013
Arlington, TX
A 19-year-old female asked:

I have a dry mouth, i drinked water, sprite, lemonade and it felt like i haven't drinked nothing at all. Why?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Polydipsia: Check the blood sugar level. The two symptoms of diabetes: polyuria - the need to urinate frequently polydipsia - increased thirst ; fluid intake. To rule out diabetes, see your primary care physician for physical and urine and blood tests. Hope it helps.

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