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Last night VERY dry mouth, foamy saliva, sore throat, tingly tongue. Every time I was about to fall asleep I felt like I was gonna puke. What is it?!

Last night VERY dry mouth, foamy saliva, sore throat, tingly tongue. Every time I was about to fall asleep I felt like I was gonna puke. What is it?!

Influenza: The common symptoms include dry mouth, nausea, sore throat and a runny or stuffy nose. Get good rest and plenty of fluids to treat the flu. Influenza is viral infection and resolves on its own in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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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I am having dry mouth with foamy saliva. What can I use OTC to treat this?

I am having dry mouth with foamy saliva. What can I use OTC to treat this?

Foamy saliva: There can be several causes, including oral thrush or digestive changes.
Before this is treated, the cause needs to be determined.
See your dentist, physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I have dry mouth and foamy saliva alone with a slight pain on the left side of my throat? Best choice of action?

I have dry mouth and foamy saliva alone with a slight pain on the left side of my throat? Best choice of action?

Dry mouth: The best way to treat dry mouth depends on what's causing it. You can balanced your diet and get adequate fluids intake, try a mouthwash designed for dry mouth (Biotene), check your medication list. If these remedies don't improve your dry mouth, see your doctor or dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can dry mouth be cured by reactivating saliva glands through self stimulation, oral gel n medication?

Can dry mouth be cured by reactivating saliva glands through self stimulation, oral gel n medication?

Unblock nose: Dry mouth usually occurs from a blocked turbinates, or sinusitis that then forces a person to become a mouth breather. So the most important thing is to decongest the nose, allow for proper air passage, so that the mouth is closed to prevent evaporation of saliva. Potential problems with dry mouth is reduced saliva, which can lead to increased cavities. Treat the cause first. See your doctor for an ENT consult. ...Read more

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I have dry mouth and painful gums? Does not having enough saliva makes you get gum disease?

I have dry mouth and painful gums? Does not having enough saliva makes you get gum disease?

Yes: Saliva tends to reduce bactria in the mouth. When the mouth is dry harmful bacteria will proliferate and cause infection in the gums. ...Read more

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Do we secrete saliva while sleeping? I noticed I'm not. I'm having dry mouth during nights. If I wake up I'm getting back the secretion. Is that normal

Yes: The biological significance of decreased saliva during sleep is unknown and it is unclear how the oral cavity compensates for this period of relative dryness. The amount of saliva produced is greatest during the waking hours of the day and diminishes dramatically during sleep and may represent another process in the human body that displays a circadian rhythmicity. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of dry mouth with not much saliva & dizziness. Had 3 episodes of this over a few months, in the morning before eating breakfast. Any idea?

Sudden onset of dry mouth with not much saliva & dizziness. Had 3 episodes of this over a few months, in the morning before eating breakfast. Any idea?

Lots of factors: Dry mouth or xerostomia can be caused by a range of different things. One of the most common is drug side effect. In your case, Remeron (mirtazapine) has been known to cause dry mouth. Since you have noticed this several times, be certain to report this to the physician who prescribed it. Further, be sure to visit you dentist every 3-6 months to monitor xerostomia's effect on your teeth and gums. ...Read more

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Does low iron anemia contribute to constipation and cause dry mouth? Once fixed by surgery, will more saliva and deficating occur? 23year old female

Does low iron anemia contribute to constipation and cause dry mouth? Once fixed by surgery, will more saliva and deficating occur? 23year old female

See details: What issue gets 'fixed' by surgery? Iron deficiency is not related to either issue although the problem that causes the iron deficiency may also cause constipation. ...Read more

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Frothy thick saliva. Dry mouth while bottom of tongue tip feels glued with saliva, chronic cough, stuffed dry nose (no mucus), post nasal drip-white?

Dry mouth: Consider sucking on sugarless lemon drop to stimulate saliva. Make sure that you brush regularly since lack of saliva may lead to dental decay and gum disease. There are also rx drugs to stimulate saliva production if the above measures failed. If you have dry eyes also, then you may have what is called sicca syndrome. ...Read more

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Dry mouth gets worse while talking stool, urine, thyroid, blood tests came fine? Noticed enlarged back tongue papillae, sometime saliva tastes weird when very dry, doctor said mouth is bacteria free?

Dry mouth gets worse while talking stool, urine, thyroid, blood tests came fine? Noticed enlarged back tongue papillae, sometime saliva tastes weird when very dry, doctor said mouth is bacteria free?

No: No mouth is bacteria free. In proper balance the bacteria help us digest food. We all have millions of bacterial cells living in our mouth all the time. There are many causes of dry mouth. Please see a Dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are medicine for dry mouth?

What are medicine for dry mouth?

Dry mouth: Chewing xylitol or sugar free gum or candy. Avoid acidic or sugary drinks and foods, stay hydrated with water. Avoid alcohol containing mouthwash. Try biotene or lubricity to make your mouth feel better. Work with your dentist and have fluoride treatment for your teeth. ...Read more

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What are some causes of dry mouth?

What are some causes of dry mouth?

Dry mouth: Common causes in my practice include anticholinergic side effects of medication, such as antidepressant or antihistamine meds, mouth breathing due to sinus or nasal problems, dehydration from vomiting, diarrhea, and uncontrolled diabetes. It can be caused by autoimmune diseases such as sjogren's syndrome. ...Read more

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What are ways to eliminate dry mouth?

Dry mouth: Dry mouth cannot be eliminated but controlled so you don't have damage to your teeth. Drink water, avoid sodas, sugary and acidic drinks. Chew xylitol gum or candy to stimulate saliva. Avoid alcohol containing mouthwashes. Biotene, Lubricty are two products that can make your mouth feel better. ...Read more

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How come I have a really dry mouth today?

Dry mouth: There are many conditions associated with dry mouth. It is not a disease, but a symptom of a medical disorder (e.g diabetes) or a side effect of certain medications, such as antihistamines, decongestants, pain killers, diuretics and many others. It could be a single episode and no further treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Can a dry mouth cause cavities?

Dry mouth: Dry mouth can cause rapidly progressing tooth decay so work with your dentist. Avoid acidic and sugary drinks and foods. Stay hydrated. Chew xylitol gum ...Read more

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Is dry mouth a symptom of diabetes?

Certainly possible: Especially if associated with frequent urination, hunger, increased thirst. ...Read more

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Help! Could stevia cause dry mouth?

As far as I know, no: Stevia was cleared by the fda and is considered safe. It is a low calorie sweetener. As far as I know, it should not cause dry mouth. ...Read more

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Can taking iron cause you a dry mouth?

Can taking iron cause you a dry mouth?

Not likely: Dry mouth is not a documented side effect of iron supplementation. Most people do not need extra iron unless prescribed by a physician. Is your doctor telling you to take iron? ...Read more

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Could eating asparagus cause a dry mouth?

Could eating asparagus cause a dry mouth?

Yes: Asparagus can act as a diuretic or "water pill" increasing urination and if you do not replenish fluids you can get a dry mouth. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have dry mouth during sex?

Some people: Do - its a physical process and you can get dehydrated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why is my add medicine giving me dry mouth?

Common Side Effect: Standard add/adhd medications all cause drying of the salivary system and can result in a variety of oral problems, like increased cavities and gum infections. Sip water all day, brush and floss more frequently every day and see your dentist on regular basis. ...Read more

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Hi docs! What could I do about my dry mouth?

Treat it: There are so many otc products for dry mouth like artificial saliva or salivary glands stimulants.
But best is to fin four the reason for the dry mouth, it could be a side effect to a medicine or deffisioncy of certain vitamins or minerals. Dry mouth. ...Read more

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Tiomate of lupin cause dry mouth. What else?

Tiomate of lupin cause dry mouth. What else?

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. ...Read more

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Unusually drowsy, dry mouth, aggravated, why?

Unusually drowsy, dry mouth, aggravated, why?

Sleep Apnea?: So hard to diagnose these things over the internet. Have your physician give you a full physical. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of dry mouth?

Dry mouth: A dry mouth is a dry mouth. Are you asking what are related illnesses? This can be due to side effects of drugs, anxiety, dehydration, or some inflammatory illnesses. ...Read more

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Can taking iron cause you to have a dry mouth?

Probably not: I know that taking iron can sometimes cause a change in the way you taste food. But I personally have never had a patient that claimed to have this problem from taking on. ...Read more

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What should I do to prevent a nervous dry mouth?

Anxiety & xerostomia: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the flight or fight response which gives rise to many physiological changes include dry mouth. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do for dry mouth because of taking clonopin?

Dry Mouth: Start by speaking to your physician if if the dosage can be reduced or if there are alternative medications that are less prone to causing dry mouth. Hydrate (drink water) as much as possible throughout the day. Minimize foods with heavy salt, sugar, acid content. There are many Biotene products designed specifically for dry mouths. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of dry mouth and dry tongue?

Many causes: If the dryness is new, it may be dehydration, a medication side effect, or part of an infection. If it lasts longer, work-up would consider the above options as well as others, such as a possible auto-immune or thyroid issue, or other problems.
If it persists, see your doctor. ...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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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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How do I avoid getting a thick dry mouth when you wake up?

How do I avoid getting a thick dry mouth when you wake up?

Water ; Exam: Only to a certain extent, waking up with a dry feeling in mouth is normal as we do not get hydrated during sleep. A glass of water before bedtime may help. However, waking up with a very dry mouth may be from mouth-breathing during sleep. You may be unknowingly suffering from a lack of airway or sleep apnea. As this requires exam by professionals, ask your dentist and doctor about this asap. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent waking up with a really dry mouth?

Nasal obstruction: Dry mouth or "cotton mouth" usually indicates possible nasal obstruction that promotes mouth breathing. See an ENT phsycian to rule this aspect out. It can be serious enough to progress to sleep disturbances like sleep apnea that can be life shortening or life threatening. I encourage you to check it out. ...Read more

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What do I do? I have this weird taste in my mouth/dry mouth?

See a dentist: You need an oral exam to determine the possible causes and to develop a plan to deal with the problem. ...Read more

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Why do I have a dry mouth even after I've consumed a lot of water?

Why do I have a dry mouth even after I've consumed a lot of water?

Xerostomia: Chronic dry mouth is called xerostomia. It can have many causes including pathology in the oral cavity or prescription drugs. See your dentist to determine the cause of your xerostomia. Chronic dry mouth can lead to tooth decay, so impeccable oral hygiene is very important for you. Cut down on sweets and do not suck on hard candy to make your mouth moist. Sugar free gum is ok. ...Read more

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What are the side effect of the medication used to treat dry mouth?

Some bad, some not: Serious advrse reactions may include; arythmia, hypotension, brochospasm, allergic reaction, and dehydration. Common reactions include; excessive sweating, nausea, rhinitis, diarrhea, excessive salivation, headache, GI upset, tremor, to name a few. ...Read more

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Would dry mouth at night cause your tongue to be white in the morning?

Would dry mouth at night cause your tongue to be white in the morning?

Definitely yes: White tongue can occur when there is a buildup or coating of bacteria and debris on the surface of the tongue due to dehydration, diabetes, dry mouth, medication side effect and mouth breathing. Find the underlying cause and try to eliminate it. If needed see your PCP for check up. ...Read more

Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...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