A member asked:

I'm 18 i have dry mouth every once in a while then it goes away, and comes back, also suffer from post nasal drip, is this cancer ?

8 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Jeffrey Briney answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Dry Mouth: These are not signs of cancer, but diagnosis cannot be confirmed without an exam. Dry mouth is simply a reduction of saliva production and flow. This could be from many different issues ranging from side effects from medications to blockage in saliva ducts. This can be a major concern if this leads to poor oral hygiene, decay and burning mouth syndrome. Have your dentist check this out.

Answered 3/12/2020

3.6k views

Thank
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Does not sound like: cancer. It sounds like you have nasal congestion from an allergy or recurrent colds or possibly sinus infections. This congestion may be causing you to breathe through your mouth, which can lead to the dryness you are experiencing. I would recommend seeing your doctor so he or she can diagnose the etiology.

Answered 10/27/2018

3.6k views

Thank
Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Dry mouth: Dry mouth and post nasal drip are unrelated to cancer. Are you hydrating enough, stressed, taking medications? You might want to consult with your own physician if persistent or problematic.

Answered 10/27/2018

257 views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

Will blowing your nose often cause nose/mouth cancer?

3 doctors weighed in across 3 answers

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor
...