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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had ulcer looking thing on my soft palate. Then I touched it with my tongue today and it pop? I had dry mouth before but now I don't. What is it?
9 hours at the ocean yesterday, extreme fatigue, soreness, lack of apetite.Dry mouth ans sunburn today. What should I do?
Rest: And hydrate yourself. Stay away from sunlight for a few days. ...Read more
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?
Had swollen glands and inflamed throat. Seems better today. Sucking soothers to help dry mouth. Does that mean it's getting better. was on antibiotics?
I have dry mouth and throat and pale tongue, could this be a side effect from my antibiotic azithromycin. If so last dose is today, is it safe for me to take it? It a 3 Day dose.
Just started taking cipralex. I have a really dry mouth, I'm very thirsty lots and feeling really tired. Is this normal after only 1 day on a 5mg pill?
Yes: you will adjust in a few weeks. unless serious don't stop ur meds, ...Read more
Dry mouth syndrome : is a constant discomfort that affects basic functions of your life, such as eating, swallowing, talking and sleeping. It is often socially embarrassing despite its seemingly insignificant, but can be a big problem. There are different ways to treat dry mouth. See your dentist for evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was wondering if you don't eat for 24 to 36 hours do you start to experience severe dry mouth and feel really tired?
Yes: You can definitely feel tired because your body is running out of easily accessible nutrients. Are you drinking water as well? If not, you should. You need a lot of water daily to keep your cells working properly. There are better ways to diet than this one, if that is what you're trying to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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