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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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For the past few days I have been experiencing a constant dry mouth with the need of always drinking&having sugar. What's wrong with me?

For the past few days I have been experiencing a constant dry mouth with the need of always drinking&having sugar. What's wrong with me?

What U waiting for?: Your symptoms sound very significant, ; while the cause (s) for them can't be determined here from the limited information provided, you really need a thorough medical evaluation. Please get help right away so treatment can be started. At the very least, make sure diabetes is ruled out. ...Read more

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Been having dry mouth allot lately. Eating little less and not drinking enough water but I pee 10 min after I drink wAter. That normal?

Been having dry mouth allot lately. Eating little less and not drinking enough water but I pee 10 min after I drink wAter. That normal?

It could be normal: They could be normal, but it needs a valuation to be clear there's not some other reason. When you go to the bathroom after you drink water out of that depends on what already is in your bladder. One needs to clarify why you have a dry mouth, but you're thinking it may be more of a hydration basis which could be true. You can discuss this with your physician to clarify ...Read more

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Why the cause of a dry mouth despite drinking plenty?

Why the cause of a dry mouth despite drinking plenty?

Many causes....: Various medications that people take may have dry mouth as a side effect. Occasionally, stress may cause dry mouth (think how stressful it can be fo someone to be onstage and talk to a large audience, instantly dry mouth)
see your dentist or physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is gatorade safe to drink to lessen the effects of dry mouth?

No: Gatorade is too hi in sugar, which combined w dry mouth will put you in higher risk for decay. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much herbal tea cause dry mouth?

Can drinking too much herbal tea cause dry mouth?

Possibly: Certain types of teas have an astringent affect when made strong that can cause drying of the oral tissues and saliva reduction. ...Read more

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Frequent day and night urination & dry mouth. Stop drinking at night?

Frequent day and night urination & dry mouth. Stop drinking at night?

Stop caffiene: Avoid fluids 3 hours before bed. Get off water pills if doc says ok.
Cut back on acidic beverages an citrus fruits. ...Read more

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I have a dry mouth no matter how much I drink and swollen tongue with indents along the side.

I have a dry mouth no matter how much I drink and swollen tongue with indents along the side.

The tongue indents: Are not uncommon and are usually caused by your tongue constantly lying alongside or rubbing on the inside of your lower teeth. The dry mouth can be caused by a host of medical issues, medications, etc. See your physician for an evaluation for the dry mouth and a dentist for a dental evaluation. Also ask both your dentist and physician about using biotene which is a saliva replacement therapy. ...Read more

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I need some help please! Why I feel dehydrated in the gym and dry mouth even if I drink lot of water?

Dry mouth: If you feel dehydrated and start to drink water, your tissues are already feeling the effects of the lack of adequate water in the cells. You have to drink water before you are thirsty for your tissues to remain adequately hydrated. Preload with water before the workout and continually drink throughout your exercise routine. Stay thirsty my friends. ...Read more

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I wake up iin the middle of the night heart racing and dry mouth. I drink plenty thru out the day why is thiis happening to me?

I wake up iin the middle of the night heart racing and dry mouth. I drink plenty thru out the day why is thiis happening to me?

See physician: It's normal to have dry mouth at night. It's the body's way of conserving water. The racing heart is troubling though. You need to see your physician to get your heart checked asap. ...Read more

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Any help with dry mouth? Cant drink much due to oab

Any help with dry mouth? Cant drink much due to oab

Lozenges: Make sure any hard candy or lozenges you use are sugarless. Also, biotene is a non-alchol containing rinse for dry mouth. Available otc. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Is there a hormonal reason for a dry mouth/tongue? What helps aside from drinking more?

Is there a hormonal reason for a dry mouth/tongue? What helps aside from drinking more?

Possibly: There can be many causes of dry mouth- mouth breathing, (breath more through your mouth than your nose,) meds, supplements, etc. There are many products out there for dry mouth- Biotene toothpastes, rinses, or some new one's- Xylimelts. Best to try and determine cause first. ...Read more

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I always have a dry mouth and feel dehydrated, yet I drink ~3 liters/day. I'm not on medication and I don't eat salty food. What's the deal here?

I always have a dry mouth and feel dehydrated, yet I drink ~3 liters/day. I'm not on medication and I don't eat salty food. What's the deal here?

Prediabetic: You may be prediabetic and not able to control fluid loss through the kidneys or you may have a problem with the kidneys themselves. This is red flag sign and needs medical attention.

Other possibilities include salivary gland dysfunction or disease or genetic disorder that inhibits proper salivary gland function or formation. ...Read more

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I wake up every morning with a headache and a dry mouth but I have AC on and I drink water before I go to sleep?

I wake up every morning with a headache and a dry mouth but I have AC on and I drink water before I go to sleep?

Dry mouth\headache: This might be related to the medications you take or you might be sleeping with an open mouth from allergies or nasal congestion. You will have to discuss this with your own physician rather than have us make educated guesses over the internet. ...Read more

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Why do I get a dry mouth while sleeping? I drink water when I awake in middle of night when these symptoms are present

Why do I get a dry mouth while sleeping? I drink water when I awake in middle of night when these symptoms are present

Meds: Do you take medications before you go to bed, the most common cause of dry mouth are meds, or auto immune disese,
need to be evaluated by both and md and dds. ...Read more

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Constantly suffer with dry mouth and migraines/achy legs. I don't drink enough and cant force myself to wither what else can I do?

Are you diabetic?: If diabetic, is your blood sugar control adequate? If not previously known to be diabetic, please get checked for same. ...Read more

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I have chronic dry mouth and bad breath. No dental problems and no medication. No smoke or drink. Causes? Who should I see for help? Gland problems?

I have chronic dry mouth and bad breath. No dental problems and no medication. No smoke or drink. Causes? Who should I see for help? Gland problems?

Might be: Chronic dry mouth can be of neurological or endocrine (glandular) origin. It could lead to breath issues as well. If you aren't taking any meds, many of which have this as a side effect, a visit to your primary care provider could be helpful to figure out the dry mouth. One thing that can help bad breath for many is to add brushing the top of your tongue to your oral hygiene regimen. ...Read more

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What causes very dry mouth? Feels like I need to keep drinking. Even after drinking my mouth feel dry still. .

Dry mouth: Many medications will cause dry mouth. So will mouth breathing and the dry winter air. Dry mouth can be responsible for tooth decay so it is good that ou are drinking lots of water. Avoid mouthwash with alcohol. Chewing xylitol or sugar free gum can help stimulate salvia. Use biotene products. Have regular dental care. ...Read more

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Why am I always waking up with really dry mouth? I drink so much water!

Why am I always waking up with really dry mouth? I drink so much water!

Dehydration: I like the dental response you have also gotten to this question. In medicine the first and most common problem we would check for would be diabetes. If you have not been to see your family physician you may need a visit with blood testing to rule out diabetes. ...Read more

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Why do I get dry mouth after drinking wine?

Why do I get dry mouth after drinking wine?

Diuretic: Alcohols are diuretics. That means they rob the body of water, by inhibiting anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) from the posterior pituitary gland. This hormone regulates the water balance in your body and is directly affected by alcohols and caffeine beverages. Also, alcohol is causes surface dryness on the tissues. Ever wipe rubbing alcohol on your face? That dry feeling is happening in your mouth. ...Read more

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Dry mouth after working out? I have incontinence. How much can I drink before going to the gym?

Dry mouth after working out? I have incontinence. How much can I drink before going to the gym?

Enough to avoid dry: Mouth. You should be well hydrated for exercise. You can titerate your water intake so that you drink just enough to avoid dryness of the mouth. ...Read more

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Does amox tr-k cause dry mouth? I drink plenty of water and my mouth still feels sticky and dry

Does amox tr-k cause dry mouth? I drink plenty of water and my mouth still feels sticky and dry

Yes it may: Changes in taste; dry mouth; headache; indigestion; mild diarrhea just a few side effects induced by amox tr-k. If concerned call your treating physician for medication adjustment. Keep drinking fluids in the meantime. ...Read more

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Not smoke, no drinking, is there anyway of avoiding bad breath and dry mouth first thing in the morning?

Not smoke, no drinking, is there anyway of avoiding bad breath and dry mouth first thing in the morning?

Oral hygiene: Brush, floss, listerine before bedtime. Drink water through the day. Many medications cause dry mouth. Also see your dentist regularly. ...Read more

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What are causes of dry mouth and thick mucus? I drink a lot of water and I am not on meds, what could be the issue?

Occluded airway: Dry mouth not related to maintenance medicine use, maybe a sign of an altered airway causing one to breathe through their mouth almost all the time.
Have your dds/dmd check your bite. Some bites are predictors of a limited airway. Then see an ENT for an air way evaluation.
Loud snoring during sleep, awaking to your own snoring are tips of this. Many dds/dmd now treat sleep disorders. ...Read more

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I have dry mouth, I'm 56 female, it's really bad at night mostly. During the day I drink constantly, I rarely sleep with my mouth open, still happens?

Dry mouth: The number one reason for dry mouth is the medications we see our patients are on, assuming you are taking medications. If you are not on any medications have your dentist do oral exam and check your salivary gland for possible blockage of the duct due to stones. Or you have to check with your md to see if you have auto immune disease like lupus or sojgren disease, biotine products can help, . ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell strong? Drink lots of fluids and take seroquel (quetiapine). Also have dry mouth from meds

Why does my urine smell strong? Drink lots of fluids and take seroquel (quetiapine). Also have dry mouth from meds

Get tested: Your urine should be tested for possible infection or other abnormalities that can give it a strong odor. ...Read more

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I have dry mouth, blurry eyes, and i, m running to the bathroom? I'm a man, 53 yrs old. I drink daily, and smoke less than a pack a day.

Work up needed: With these symptoms, a medical workup is needed. The first items that come to mind are diabetes and benign prostatic hypertrophy. Simple tests can be helpful in determining if this might be in the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dry mouth constant drinking water all day and night rhumathologist thought it was sjögren's syndrome test came back a no. Positive ANA though?

Dry mouth constant drinking water all day and night rhumathologist thought it was sjögren's syndrome test came back a no. Positive ANA though?

See below: When sjogren's antibodies are negative, a minor salivary biopsy can be performed to confirm whether or not you have sjogren's. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to deal w/ dry mouth from paxil/paroxetine? Dr. Said its bc of that I forgot to ask what to do? I drink plenty of water & eat healthy.

Any tips on how to deal w/ dry mouth from paxil/paroxetine? Dr. Said its bc of that I forgot to ask what to do? I drink plenty of water & eat healthy.

Some tips: Drink more water. Biotene products will help your mouth feel better. Chew xylitol gum or mints. Avoid acidic and sugary foods and drinks. Avoid mouthwash with alcohol. Talk tp your dentist about mi paste or fluoride. Regular dental care is very important. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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

See dds: Your not getting to the source of the problem, maybe you have sjogrens disease, (dry mouth). ...Read more

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Dry mouth? Not taking medicine two days constant dry mouth drinking plenty of water

Common side effect: This is a listed side effect of very many medications as well as physical conditions. Explore this with your physician and check out biotene (mouth moisturizing) products to make you more comfortable. If it is a medication side effect, it may be addressed by exploring alternatives with your physician. ...Read more

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Sometimes wake up at night with avery dry mouth and cannot move my tongue until I drink something?

Sometimes wake up at night with avery dry mouth and cannot move my tongue until I drink something?

Mouth breather?: I would suspect you sleep with your mouth open. When we sleep we all produce less saliva but mouth breathing "drys out" the mouth more. If you snore, I suspect you may have sleep apnea and you are breathing with mouth open to try to keep your airway open (natural). If you are chronically fatigued I would see your doctor and ask about getting a sleep study. You could feel much better ...Read more

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The past couple of months I've been waking up with a severely dry mouth. I drink lots of water throughout the day... what could cause this?

Many possibilities: Changes in diet, medication, humidity in your bedroom, airway obstruction, weight gain, insufficient hydration, maturational changes, etc. See your GP. Referral to ENT Specialist, Internist, and/or Pulmonologist may be required for differential diagnosis and treatment planning. ...Read more

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Can having a dry mouth increase my risk of getting cavities? I read that having a dry mouth can increase the chances of getting cavities. I think I generally have a pretty dry mouth, and would like to know what I can do to stop it. Is just drinking more w

Can having a dry mouth increase my risk of getting cavities? I read that having a dry mouth can increase the chances of getting cavities. I think I generally have a pretty dry mouth, and would like to know what I can do to stop it. Is just drinking more w

You: You are correct. A dry mouth with decreased salivary flow will allow food to adhere to the teeth, increasing the chances of cavities and gum disease.

What must be determined first is the cause of your dry mouth. Do you take high blood pressure meds? Are you anxious or nervous? Many medications have dry mouth as a side effect. There are also certain medical conditions that can cause dry mouth.

You should consult with your dentist and bring a list of medications for him/her to review.
There are saliva substitites for severe cases, but as you said, keeping will hydrated and having meticulous oral hygene may be enough.

See the below link. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cuz dry mouth at night? I get to point where I can't swallow which is scary n have to drink heaps n causes anxiety attacks

Can acid reflux cuz dry mouth at night? I get to point where I can't swallow which is scary n have to drink heaps n causes anxiety attacks

Could be: And then again could be due to some others medications being taken or some other underlying condition. If no other meds consider a visit to your physician and then your dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Having really dry mouth I have to excessively chew food to swallow & sometimes have to drink it down with water. My tongue sticks to roof of mouth?

Many causes: While there are many causes the one I find most common is dryness or diminished salivation due to side effects from drugs including many over the counter types like anithistamines. In fact, the most common side effect secondary to prescription drugs in dry mouth. Talk to your dentist or doctor to find out for sure. ...Read more

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Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) (Definition)

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