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2weeks post op inner ear surgery. Loss of taste & SEVERE dry mouth. OTC dry mouth spray isn't helping. What can be used to treat this??

2weeks post op inner ear surgery. Loss of taste & SEVERE dry mouth. OTC dry mouth spray isn't helping. What can be used to treat this??

Chorda Tympani nerve: A branch of the facial nerve called the chorda tympani nerve supplies taste to the anterior tongue (on the operated side). It also provides some innervation to salivary gland responsible for the secretion of saliva. This nerve runs through the middle ear space behind the ear drum. It can be stretched or cut during surgery. The symptoms usually improve however with time. ...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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Burning in throat feeling of postnasal drip, ears popping and mouth dry nasal spray and omerprazole not working ?

Burning in throat feeling of postnasal drip, ears popping and mouth dry nasal spray and omerprazole not working ?

Time 2 c ur doctor: self medication won't help at this stage, kindly see your doctor for a better look and management, good luck ...Read more

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Does biotene spray work for dry mouth during presentation?

Does biotene spray work for dry mouth during presentation?

Yes.: Biotene spray will help with dry mouth during speaking presentations. Glycerin swabs before hand also helps to keep your teeth from sticking to your lips as well. ...Read more

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Night time dry mouth remedies please? Over the counter mouth washes and sprays for dry mouth don't help at all :( regards x

Night time dry mouth remedies please? Over the counter mouth washes and sprays for dry mouth don't help at all :( regards x

A thought: Sometimes mouth-breathing at night causes severe dryness. In that case, the best strategy is to treat nasal congestion: particularly causes of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. Just a thought. Otherwise, hydration is the best and most effective strategy. ...Read more

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Have been dealing with extreme dry mouth at night only, and periodic sore throats for past 3 weeks. Condition is causing minimal sleep as it wakes him up at least 6-8 times per night to drink water. Using Biotene spray & Prescript Toothpaste?

Have been dealing with extreme dry mouth at night only, and periodic sore throats for past 3 weeks.  Condition is causing minimal sleep as it wakes him up at least 6-8 times per night to drink water.  Using Biotene spray & Prescript Toothpaste?

Humidifier: People who live in climates with low humidity (esp in the winter) can greatly benefit from using a humidifier during the night. Prevent dryness by using OTC nasal saline to rinse and open nasal passages to avoid mouth breathing at night. Avoid OTC cold remedies as the medications worsen oral dryness. Maintain good hydration during daytime. ...Read more

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What are medicine for dry mouth?

What are medicine for dry mouth?

Biotene: Most patients who have dry mouth need to drink plenty of water and are at risk for having extensive dental decay. We often prescribe high concentration fluoride, mipaste, renew or over the counter Fluoride like act. Biotene is a system that has been shown to help people with dry mouth. ...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?

What are ways to eliminate dry mouth?

Biotene: Unfortunately you cannot eliminate dry mouth unless you eliminate the reason for it. It often is due to medication. The next best thing is to use an artificial saliva such as biotene and its associated products. ...Read more

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How come I have a really dry mouth today?

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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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