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A 39-year-old member asked:

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

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
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.
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Any meds? : Many medications, including some over-the-counter drugs, produce dry mouth as a side effect. Meds to treat depression and anxiety, antihistamines, decongestants, high blood pressure medications, , muscle relaxants, and parkinson's disease medications are among the major ones. Are you taking any of these meds? Consult with your dentist to rule out other causes.
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
See dds: Your not getting to the source of the problem, maybe you have sjogrens disease, ( dry mouth).

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Why would i get a dry mouth after drinking lots of water?

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Not sure: Dry mouth could be attributed to a number of different things. Systemic problem or medication comes to mine. I would seek care from a doctor to see if there is any issues that you need to be concerned with. Good luck.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

I drink a lot of water so why is my mouth so dry?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
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Dry mouth: Water will temporarily moisten your mouth. Okay to ask your dentist about causes of dry mouth. You may benefit from mouth rinses that also moisturize. There are several rheumatologic disorders that have dry mouth as a symptom, so okay to check in with your doc as well. Good luck.
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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Last updated Nov 22, 2018


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