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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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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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Why have I got a really dry mouth today? Had spring break party and ate and drank a lot

Dehydration: A lot of alcohol combined with high carb, salty foods will cause you to become very dehydrated causing your dry mouth. Drink plenty of water today and you will be fine. ...Read more

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Having a hard time swallowing anything but water, choking sensation, dry mouth. Not strep, tested for that today. Really tired from not eating for 5da?

Having a hard time swallowing anything but water, choking sensation, dry mouth. Not strep, tested for that today. Really tired from not eating for 5da?

Likely viral: If you have a sore throat that is not strep than it is most likely viral which can be just as painful as strep. If it is viral you have to let it run its course. You can use meds like advil (ibuprofen) for the pain but will not speed up the healing process. Staying hydrated is the first priority and you may need to drink smoothies to get calories in. Steroids can be used if airway is compromised. ...Read more

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How can I lower my sugar without insulin? I take 500 mg of metformin a day and I have been feeling funny all day today and yesterday. I checked my sugar levels about 30 minutes ago and it was 333. I have craved water all day and have a very dry mouth. I k

How can I lower my sugar without insulin? I take 500 mg of metformin a day and I have been feeling funny all day today and yesterday. I checked my sugar levels about 30 minutes ago and it was 333. I have craved water all day and have a very dry mouth. I k

Glucose : Glucose levels above about 160 will cause increased urination and thirst. We usually aim for a metformin dose of 2000 mg. You are on a very low dose. Check with your doctor about going up on the dosage in view of your sugar readings. I suggest you monitor your sugar before meals and bedtime. Don't test after meals for now and share these sugar results with your doctor. It takes several days to see the results of a given dose of metformin. A sugar level of 300 is not life threatening however. You may need additional medication. See the post below. ...Read more

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Today I have been feeling sick on the stomach, dizzy and dry mouth?

Today I have been feeling sick on the stomach, dizzy and dry mouth?

Sounds like: the start of flu or a bad cold. See your MD and keep your fluids up as well as getting lots of rest. ...Read more

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I'm 17, female, and today i'm nauseous, thirsty, dry mouth, chills, moderate sharp pain in lower right abdomen when i make quick movements and/or walk?

I'm 17, female, and today i'm nauseous, thirsty, dry mouth, chills, moderate sharp pain in lower right abdomen when i make quick movements and/or walk?

See a doctor: Then you need to see a doctor and the issues evaluated properly. There are several possibilities and the exact cause can be established with a thorough evaluation including lab and imaging studies. ...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