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A 36-year-old member asked:

does cola syrup cause dry mouth?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Sugar: Cola syrup is concentrated sugar with some flavorings. What are you using this for in such high amounts that it can effect your mouth? The heavy sugar can cause tooth decay but is not a cause of dry mouth. Most of the times dry mouth is caused by medications that you are taking. If your mouth is dry then this heavy sugar is very bad for your teeth.. See dentist about this, the dryness and teeth.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Of course: Anything with artificial sugar or natural sugar may cause the dry mouth. If you have a chronically dry mouth, it might be a good idea to get your doctor to check your average levels of blood glucose (A1C).

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A 39-year-old female asked:

How can you treat dry mouth - moving to denver and keeps happening there?

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Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
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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Dr. Joseph Rosin
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
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.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
If you use candy or gum to stimulate saliva, make certain it is sugar free or you risk getting many cavities
Sep 20, 2017
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I treat dry mouth caused by my add medication?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
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.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How come I have a really dry mouth today?

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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 47 years experience
Dry mouth: There are many things that can cause a dry mouth, from medications, to dehydration, to anxiety and fear, to neurologic and other diseases affedting salivary glads. I suggest you see your family doctor to investigate further.

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