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how can you cure dry mouth?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
See details: First of all you need to determine the cause of the dry mouth. There are oral lubricants and medications that can help. A cure is less likely.
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Depends on the cause: This symptom is very common, and is often seen as a side effect of many types of medication. Dehydration, radiotherapy involving the salivary glands and several diseases can cause change in saliva consistency and hence a complaint of xerostomia (dry mouth). Sometimes there is no identifiable cause...Certainly see your physician asap!
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Also make sure you are drinking enough water or other fluids
Sep 18, 2013

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Hydrate: Drink plenty of fluids but avoid caffeinated drinks that may actually dehydrate you . Check with your doctor about medications you take that may dehydrate you . Consider sucking on sugarless losenges if needed. See your doctor if dry mouth persists.
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What to do about dry mouth?

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Investigate: Many possible causes. Some need medical management. Anxiety and sjogrens syndrome are two causes that come to mind. Symptomatic treatment for your comfort could include artificial saliva or even lemon drop candies. But these should be considered after medical causes are eliminated or better understood. You wouldn't want to mask symptoms of a significant illness that can be treated.
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If you use candy or gum to stimulate saliva, make certain it is sugar free or you risk getting many cavities
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How can I treat dry mouth caused by my add medication?

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Gum, hard candy: In addition we used to make up a very dilute Pilocarpine solution to swish around in your mouth.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Constant dry mouth and no other symptoms. What are the possible causes?

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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Salivary gland disea: Dryness of mouth could be due to salivary gland problems likesjogren'n syndrome that may also cause dry eyes.See your pcp.
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Is there a cure for crazy dreams and dry mouth?

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Are you on any meds?: Some medications, especially anti anxiety medications can cause sleep disturbances and vivid dreams along with dry mouth as side affects. If you are on such medications, please address this with your doctor to see if you cn be placed on a different medicine to make you better.

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