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Doctor insights on: Homeopathic Remedy For Dry Mouth

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Before treatment (so unrelated to any drug effects) can any cancers cause the symptom of dry mouth?

Before treatment (so unrelated to any drug effects) can any cancers cause the symptom of dry mouth?

Saliva glands: If the cancer affects the salivary glands, it could limit production. Also, depending on other causative factors (tobacco, alcohol) there could be an overall dry mouth problem.

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For the last week or two I have been waking up with a very dry mouth. Is there a remedy for this?

For the last week or two I have been waking up with a very dry mouth. Is there a remedy for this?

Sjogren syndrome: It is important to assess whether this is medication-related or to an inflammatory disease called sjogren's syndrome. If dryness is pathologic, oral hygiene is critical to minimize tooth loss. Mouth rinses can help.

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I've recently begun to have intense itching of my scalp at night. What causes it & what is recommended treatment?)I have dry mouth--any connection?

I've recently begun to have intense itching of my scalp at night. What causes it & what is recommended treatment?)I have dry mouth--any connection?

More info needed: Most identifiable causes of itchy scalp are associated with rash, scale, or other visible skin abnormalities. A thorough description or a good look at the scalp would be helpful. Any new hair/scalp products being used? Hard to think of a connection with dry mouth, unless you're using an antihistamine for the itch.

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Vaginal itch, soreness and dry mouth 6yrs after hysterectomy in a faithful heterosexual relationship. Cause and treatment?

Vaginal itch, soreness and dry mouth 6yrs after hysterectomy in a faithful heterosexual relationship. Cause and treatment?

Menopause: Your chart doesn't say how old you are. I am wondering if you are perimenopausal (approaching menopause). If that's the case, you should talk to your doctor about hormone therapy. If you are a candidate, it can treat a lot of these symptoms.

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Can a vaginal yeast infection or Flucanozole treatment cause dry mouth?

Can a vaginal yeast infection or Flucanozole treatment cause dry mouth?

Yes: Lots of causes including not drinking enough water, climate dryness, medications, allergies and acid reflux. If you suspect that you have a yeast infection see your doctor for a culture

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Believe allergic reaction to large qty of fertilizer itchy burn watery eyes. Dry mouth sneezing stuffy nose. Remedy?

Believe allergic reaction to large qty of fertilizer itchy burn watery eyes. Dry mouth sneezing stuffy nose. Remedy?

Protect yourself: The remedy is to wear an appropriate mask while you're working with any chemicals. Also wear eye protection. Avoid contact for 5 to 7 days with anymore fertilizer.

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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.

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What are remedies for dry mouth at night?

What are remedies for dry mouth at night?

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.

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Can you suggest any remedies for dry mouth at night?

Can you suggest any remedies for dry mouth at night?

See doctor: If you are taking any medications, you should discuss with your doctor if these pills cause the dry mouth, and if so, are there any alternative drugs that don't cause dry mouth. If you are not taking meds, then you should see a dentist to see if you have problems with your salivary glands checked. There are xylimelts in drug stores that stick to roof of your mouth and helps lubricate.

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What to do about dry mouth?

What to do about dry mouth?

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.

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How can you cure dry mouth?

How can you cure dry mouth?

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!

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Which drugs cause dry mouth?

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.

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What medicines cause dry mouth?

Several medications: Several medications cause dry mouth including anti-depressants, anti-epileptics, muscle relaxants, anti-psychotics and anti-histaminics (benadryl, claritin). Additionally, smoking/tobacco and anti-cancer drugs can also cause dry mouth.

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Dry mouth symptoms of what drugs?

Dry mouth symptoms of what drugs?

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.

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Why doesn't my dry mouth go away?

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.

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What is behind constant dry mouth?

What is behind constant dry mouth?

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.

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What food are good for a dry mouth?

Dry mouth: Avoid foods and drinks that are acidic or high in sugar. Chew xylitol gum or mints to stimulate saliva. Drink lots of water. See your doctor to find out the cause of your dry mouth and perhaps change medications.

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What are ways to treat severe dry mouth?

What are ways to treat severe dry mouth?

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.

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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.

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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