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Homeopathic Remedy For Dry Mouth
Before treatment (so unrelated to any drug effects) can any cancers cause the symptom of 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
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.
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.
Is there any treatment to treat severe dry mouth hppening at bedtime due to taking olmesartan 20mg and lercanidipine 20mg? M drinking water but still!
Yes: Have you tried using Biotene products. The come in the form of tooth paste andouth rinse and other products.
Vaginal itch, soreness and dry mouth 6yrs after hysterectomy in a faithful heterosexual relationship. Cause and treatment?
Believe allergic reaction to large qty of fertilizer itchy burn watery eyes. Dry mouth sneezing stuffy nose. Remedy?
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.
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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!See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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