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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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How come I have a really dry mouth today?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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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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My dentist said I have a very dry mouth. How to fix it?

My dentist said I have a very dry mouth. How to fix it?

Several strategies: It depends on the cause. Most dry mouth is a side effect of medications. If this is you then you may check on the timing of taking your medications to avoid compounding the problem with two or more drying medications. Some diseases such as sjogrens syndrome causes the salivary glands to under produce. Fluoride trays, meticulous oral care are important. There are comercial products to allviate the. ...Read more

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Ate some popcorn now my tonsil itches. I thought i had a popcorn flake some where in my mouth still so brush my mouth still itches how do I get rid it?

Ate some popcorn now my tonsil itches. I thought i had a popcorn flake some where in my mouth still so brush my mouth still itches how do I get rid it?

Tonsilar crypts: Many people have tonsilar crypts which almost make their tonsils look like craters in the moon, and this is a place where food can often get stuck, such as popcorn. Gargles can help dislodge the area at times, but if really bothersome, you may need an ENT dr. Or even your pcp to use an instrument to get rid of the particle. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if i just had 3 teeth pulled and my mouth is still numb. I have a gauze in my mouth but it really itches.. Why?

What to do if i just had 3 teeth pulled and my mouth is still numb. I have a gauze in my mouth but it really itches.. Why?

Normal: If you just had your teeth pulled those sensations seem normal and should go away within 12 to 24 hours. If not call your dentist. The gauze can be removed when the bleeding has stopped. ...Read more

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I am starting to get a cold sore inside my mouth and i'm curious as to how I have gotten it?

I am starting to get a cold sore inside my mouth and i'm curious as to how I have gotten it?

Very common: Depending on the study, between 30% an 80% of population have the herpes virus. There is no way to know how you got it. There are prescription drugs that an be applied, but lysine does very well in most patients in suppressing herpes and perhaps other viruses. This is available at most health food stores and is very safe, but perhaps not as rapidly effective as the prescription drugs. ...Read more

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How come I have a dry nose and i can't breath normal?

How come I have a dry nose and i can't breath normal?

Crusting: At your age, you should not have a dry nose. Assuming you are not taking otc nasal sprays or recreational nasal drugs, there are several possibilities. Crusting or dried up mucus, deviated septum, hypertrophic turbinates are but a few. See an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis. In the meantime, use warm salt water irrigations for some relief. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth out recently but how do I know I have a dry socket?

I had my wisdom teeth out recently but how do I know I have a dry socket?

You would know: Dry socket is very painful, sometimes even worse than the tooth pain that prompted a patient to seek an extraction. If you have dry socket, you would know. ...Read more

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I have a question about how I feel a lot of my symptoms are dry mouth and I get very thirsty?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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I have a question about how I feel a lot of my symptoms are dry mouth and I get very thirsty?

Here are some ...: The described scenario leads a professional mind to think if dry mouth & thirsty are related with poorly controlled diabetes or drug use for urinary frequency, depression. etc. If you're interested in living a long happy life, welcome to http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. ...Read more

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I had all four of my wisdom teeth out a week ago yet I have a bitter taste in my mouth that I can't seem to get rid of? How can I get rid of it?

I had all four of my wisdom teeth out a week ago yet I have a bitter taste in my mouth that I can't seem to get rid of? How can I get rid of it?

Still healing: The extraction site is probably still healing. Complete closure of the tooth socket takes 7-14 days . In some instances the doctor places a healing dressing to help .Food debri can be trapped . Also the possibility of improper healing should be confirmed . Best advise, visit your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a headache and my mouth is dry. What can I do?

I have a headache and my mouth is dry. What can I do?

Many things: However dry mouth and headache would easily fit with diagnosis of dehydration. You could dry drinking more liquids initially. Other common causes of dry mouth and headache include migraine, negative moods, and certain drugs. ...Read more

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What can I do for chemical burns in my mouth from clove oil? I didn't know it had to be diluted, so now I have ulcers on my gums.

What can I do for chemical burns in my mouth from clove oil? I didn't know it had to be diluted,  so now I have ulcers on my gums.

See your dentist: For evaluation, x-ray and dental treatment. But be careful in the future, clove oil is very strong and can cause burns inside your mouth if used incorrectly. ...Read more

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I think I have a bad case of herpes on my mouth. How to stop my itchy lip?

I think I have a bad case of herpes on my mouth. How to stop my itchy lip?

Diagnose first: Visit a dentist to make sure of your diagnosis. I find viroxyn to be quite effective for my patients. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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I have one sore on my arm don't know where it came from and wont go away i don't know what it is dry mouth thirsty a lot have diarea hair loss?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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I have one sore on my arm don't know where it came from and wont go away i don't know what it is dry mouth thirsty a lot have diarea hair loss?

See your PCP: Your information shows some symptoms that could be signs of serious health problems and should be checked out. See your PCP for thorough examination, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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I had a temporary crown fitted today and it has come really loose what can I do I had a 5 fillings before this and they have all come out.?

I had a temporary crown fitted today and it has come really loose what can I do I had a 5 fillings before this and they have all come out.?

Call dentist : Definitely call you dentist soon because if the temporary crown does not fit snug, then your teeth could shift and your permanent crown will not fit correctly. Regarding your fillings falling out, sounds like you may have a condition with the enamel on your teeth which may explain why your dentist did a crown. I would discuss options for your fillings with the dentist. ...Read more

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My dentist told me I had a inflammed tooth and that's why I have bleeding and horrible taste in mouth. I'm concerned how do I know it's not infected?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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My dentist told me I had a inflammed tooth and that's why I have bleeding and horrible taste in mouth. I'm concerned how do I know it's not infected?

See a dentist ASAP: Swollen, bleeding gums and bad taste can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis or tooth infection can lead to the bone graft loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) (Definition)

A condition in which a person can't generate enough saliva to keep the mouth moist. 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


Dry Mouth (Definition)

Dry mouth = Xerostomia = lack of ...Read more