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Food Poising With Dry Mouth
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
Call physician: Have you discussed this with your physician? Are you taking any medications that could cause dry mouth/eyes? There are some treatments that can help your dry mouth. ...Read more
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?
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
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
Chest pain after eating poptart. Xray of chest was good. Dry mouth. Feels like food gets stuck in chest. Difficult swallowing. Scared out of my mind.
I have frequent episodes of dehydration, dry mouth, urinating more often, feeling dizzy and weak after food. Glucose was fine. Any other diagnosis?
See doctor: You might want to have your kidneys checked; maybe see an endocrinologist to have all your glands checked. Are you taking thyroid replacement pills? The doseage might need to be altered. ...Read more
Why does wine burn my throat? I've had dry mouth, dry tongue and swallowing foods seem a little abnormal now because of the way jaw lets me chew.
Xerostomia: Do a bit of research on the term "xerostomia", then go see your dentist and/or ent. Dry mouth is treatable and does reduce your quality of life in dramatic ways. First things first, drink plenty of water daily and avoid caffeine in any form (coffee, tea, sodas, etc). Do not smoke! Wine is also a diuretic and will dry your mouth and body, sorry! If this doesn't work, your dmd will help further. ...Read more
Trying to find link for symptoms: joint pain, back & neck pain, headaches, ibs, reflux, food intolerances, cog fog, depression, anxiety, 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
Many causes: It can be from excessive intake of caffeine or alcohol, not drinking enough water or related to the side effect some medications for treatment of blood pressure or mental health. Aging, post radiation treatment and some diseases like sjorgren's syndrome can also lead to dry mouth. ...Read more
Investigate: Many possible causes. Some need medical management. Anxiety and sjogrens syndrome are two causes that come to mind. Symptomatic treatment for your comfort could include artificial saliva or even lemon drop candies. But these should be considered after medical causes are eliminated or better understood. You wouldn't want to mask symptoms of a significant illness that can be treated. ...Read more
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
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
Many, many drugs: Over the counter cold medicines, allergy medicines, prescription heart & blood pressure medicines, anti- depressants, and so many others have a side effect of dry mouth. Realistically, if you are taking any medicine at all, make sure you are maintaining excellent oral hygiene, drinking lots of water, and seeing your dentist regularly to prevent tooth decay from dry mouth. ...Read more
See your PCP: There are many causes of dry mouth including: mouth breathing, OSA, certain medications, smoking and systemic illnesses (diabetes). Some causes are easily correctable, others are more difficult to treat. Taking good history may be helpful to find the cause and can be of significant value when treating dry mouth symptoms. ...Read more
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
Medications, usually: Many medications have the side effect of reducing salivation. If you are taking any meds, ask your dentist or physician if they can cause this problem. Beside medications, dry mouth can also be caused by recreational drug use, radiation to the head or neck for cancer treatment, coffee/tea, anxiety and others that don't come to my mind at this moment. ...Read more
Medications: Prilosec, antihistamines, dramamine, antipsychotic medications, blood pressure meds like lopresor, antidepressants like elavil, , brochodilators like compazine, (prochlorperazine) diuretics like Dyazide and lasix. Certain diseases can cause dry mouth. Radiation or chemotherapy. ...Read more
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
Xylitol rinses: Dry mouth is many times, a side effect of a medication. Not only is dry mouth annoying, but is is horrible for your teeth! saliva is your natural defense against decay. There are xylitol rinses and gums. Try to consume at least 4 grams/day, see your dentist frequently, and I would recommend talking with your md to see if there are any medications you are taking that are contributing to this. ...Read more
Dry mouth: If you are taking and medications, start by speaking to your physician if they can cause dry mouth and 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
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
DRY MOUTH: Deprnds what is the cause of dry mouth. It can be due to certan medical conditions, or due to certain meds you are taking, like antohistamises. Decongestants you should check with your doctor. It can be due to medical conditions like sojgrens syndrome, hiv/aids, alzeimers disease.Diabetes, anemia etc. You can keep a water bottle with you and keep having sips of water to keep moist, there are meds u cn tk. ...Read more
Many causes: What is your medical history. There are many medications that have chronic dry mouth as a side affect. If you are taking medication I would discuss it with your physician. However, otc items such as biotene can help with the symptoms. ...Read more
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