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What causes dry mouth?

What causes dry mouth?

What DOESN'T?: There are all sorts of things that can cause dry mouth, especially medications. Dry mouth is the number one side effect experienced among all prescription medications. There are also blockages in salivary ducts called sialolith's or autoimmune diseases like sjogrens disease. One way or another, the salivary glands just aren't getting the juices flowing. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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

No Candy !: First be sure it's the add med causing the problem. Then ask your md if it can be changed to one that is less drying. Third, use only products that are sugar free. Search google for xylitol candy and other products. Xylitol is a sweetener that does not cause tooth decay and in fact helps prevent it. That is the biggest problem with dry mouths. ...Read more

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I was treated at ER for bee allergy wonder if that means my bee allergy is getting worse had dry mouth nausea itchy mouth.

I was treated at ER for bee allergy wonder if that means my bee allergy is getting worse had dry mouth nausea itchy mouth.

It can get worse: Every individual is different but in some cases each time you are stung you could have an increase in symptoms. In other people there is no difference and the symptoms are always the same. You can be tested by an allergist and given an epipen (epinephrine) script. The main symptoms to monitor for is shortness of breathing and the throat tightening down Be careful and if the symptoms seem to increase go ER ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection or Flucanozole treatment cause dry mouth?

Can a vaginal yeast infection or Flucanozole treatment cause dry mouth?

Yes: Lots of causes including not drinking enough water, climate dryness, medications, allergies and acid reflux. If you suspect that you have a yeast infection see your doctor for a culture ...Read more

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Are there any home treatments for diarrhea and dry mouth?

Are there any home treatments for diarrhea and dry mouth?

See your PCP: There are many causes of dry mouth like side effect of certain medications, diarrhea, certain diseases and infections (diabetes, anemia), nerve damage, just to name a few. See your PCP for proper diagnosis and treatment or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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How can you cure dry mouth?

How can you cure dry mouth?

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! ...Read more

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What to do to get rid of dry mouth?

What to do to get rid of dry mouth?

Dry mouth: Dry mouth may have many causes, ranging from a salty meal to, particularly medication causing xerostomia., simple treatment may be helpful 1. Hydrate with plenty of water, 2. Stimulate your own saliva with sugarless hard candy' 3.Alcohol free mouthwashes try biotene products. ...Read more

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Which drugs cause dry mouth?

Many: The list of medications that cause dry mouth is very long and growing so i cannot list them all. The most important thing to do is take steps to avoid the damage to your teeth that dry mouth can do. Avoid sugary and highly acidic foods and drinks. See your dentist regularly. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) (Definition)

A dry mouth can be caused by loss of fluids from diarrhea or vomiting that leads to dehydration, or occasionally as a side effect of a medication. ...Read more