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Dry mouth sour mouth.I.Cant.Pass.My .Salive.

Dry mouth sour mouth.I.Cant.Pass.My .Salive.

Dry mouth: Many medications will cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor about medications and see a dentist also. Dry. Mouth will cause cavities. Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks. Avoid mouthwash with alcohol with can maki it worse. Biotene products are specifically made to help dry mouth. Chewing xylitol or sugar free gum can stimulate saliva flow. Keep well hydrated. ...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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Extremely dry mouth and dry lips?

Extremely dry mouth and dry lips?

Ask your physician: The mouth is a very good judge of your overall health. Changes in salivary flow can be local or systemic but are always worth a thorough evaluation. Your physician as well as your dentist should be aware of these changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Kyle Shank Dr. Shank
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What causes dry mouth?

Dr. Kyle Shank Dr. Shank
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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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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 ?

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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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Burning mouth and TMJ. Mouth opening problem bad breath sores in mouth?

Burning mouth and TMJ. Mouth opening problem bad breath sores in mouth?

Problems: You have quite a number of dental problems and each need to be addressed. When was you last dental exam? You need a one on one comprehensive evaluation from a dentist along with proper treatment. Call and set up an appointment. ...Read more

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Can dry mouth cause bumps on gums?

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Can dry mouth cause bumps on gums?

Not likely: Dry mouth will cause redness in the oral mucosa due to the dry mucosal surface rubbing during speech or mouth movement. Dry mouth also causes glossy look on the gum due to inflammation. Dry mouth causes bad breath due to reduction of saliva quantity and quality, thus causing increase in pathological bacteria and incidences of caries. Secondary to these causes, abscess may be formed and drained. ...Read more

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Can dry mouth cause tongue and lip tingling.

Can dry mouth cause tongue and lip tingling.

Possibly: A dry mouth can cause many things. Multiple medications are a common source . There are salivary substitutes on the market to try and see if they help. ...Read more

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Does foul taste in mouth come from dry socket?

Does foul taste in mouth come from dry socket?

It can: A dry socket is a tooth extraction site where the blood clot was lost and the bone exposed. The bone can be dying back - thus the taste or it can be trapping food which then as it breaks down - also causes a bad odor/taste. ...Read more

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Does foul taste in mouth mean dry socket?

Not necessarily: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. ...Read more

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Water blister inside mouth after biting lip?

Water blister inside mouth after biting lip?

Perhaps: It could be herpes, a contact allergy to something you ate , a mechanical irritation to the mucous membranes. It should heal by itself, or see a dentist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can a dry mouth cause cavities?

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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Can postnasal drip cause dry mouth?

Can postnasal drip cause dry mouth?

Postnasal Drip: Every day, glands in the linings of your nose make about a quart of mucus each day. The excess can come out of the nostrils -- that’s a runny nose. When the mucus runs down the back of your nose to your throat, it's called postnasal drip. http://www.webmd.com/allergies/postnasal-drip ...Read more

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Why does breathing through the mouth dry the windpipe and cause dry sore throat?

Why does breathing through the mouth dry the windpipe and cause dry sore throat?

Nose humidifies more: Your respiratory system is designed with a natural humidifying organ, your nose. When you do not breathe through it, the air bypasses its humidifier and reaches the throat and lungs still dry. When you do breathe through your nose, the air is 100% humidified by the time it reaches those places. Your nasal membranes secrete about a quart of fluid a day, much of it water vapor reabsorbed in the lung. ...Read more

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Can chronic dry mouth cause blocked salivary glands and other mouth issues?

Dry mouth: I would expect that blocked salivary glands would be the cause of dry mouth better than the other way around. You should see a dentist to evaluate the patency of both your sublingual and parotid salivary glands. In the meantime use biotene or some other product to enhance and helpbto eliminate dry mouth. ...Read more

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Chronic chapped lips, dry mouth and throat while sleeping. Help?

Chronic chapped lips, dry mouth and throat while sleeping. Help?

Mouth breather: Are you a mouth breather? This can make your mouth and throat very dry. Your doctor can evaluate you for sinus blockage, allergies, deviated septum. Or other reasons for blockage. Breathe rite strips helps some people breath better at night. ...Read more

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Tongue is dry (thick white coating). Saliva pools on the floor of the mouth . Blocked dry nose and white thick post nasal drip?

Tongue is dry (thick white coating). Saliva pools on the floor of the mouth . Blocked dry nose and white thick post nasal drip?

How long?: Have these symptoms been present for long? Is your nose blocked because of crusty secretion and not turbinate swelling? If this has been present for more than a month, you may be suffering from sicca syndrome in which the glands secreting tears, saliva, and nasal mucus are no longer fully functioning. ...Read more

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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?!

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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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

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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?

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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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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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 ?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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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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Have very dry painful mouth, producing saliva but really dry. Tongue I moist. On no meds, what could this be?

Many causes: There are many causes of dry mouth, including medication side effects, problems with your salivary glands ( sjogrens syndrome), or simply mouth breathing. Best to be evaluated by your doctor or an ENT specialist. ...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. Im 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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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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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?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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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?

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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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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)

A condition in which a person can't generate enough saliva to keep the mouth moist. 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