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I constantly have dry mouth. Is this due to allergies?

I constantly have dry mouth. Is this due to allergies?

Maybe.: Dry mouth may be due to several causes. (1) dehydration - think diabetes. (2) medication side-effects - medications for hives, for sleep, for irritable bowel syndrome often cause mucous membranes dryness. (3) mouth-breathing - think allergy, nasal obstruction, sleep apnea. Your health care professional should be able to help you sort this out. Napoleon dynamite is a chronic mouth-breather. ...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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What allergy medication should I take to avoid dry mouth ? 

What allergy medication should I take to avoid dry mouth ? 

Newer generation: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is going to cause the most issues with dry mouth. Newer antihistamines (allegra, zyrtec, and even claritin) are going to cause less. Anthistamine nasal sprays (astelin, astepro, pantanase) are the best option (rx only) to avoid systemic side effects (drowsiness, dry mouth, etc.). ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and not on any meds. No allergies or cold. Out of nowhere, for the past 3 weeks I have a very dry mouth all day. Why?

I am breastfeeding and not on any meds. No allergies or cold. Out of nowhere, for the past 3 weeks I have a very dry mouth all day. Why?

Hydrate: With warmer weather, your fluid requirements increase. With a hungry baby, you also need plenty of fluids, as you are also losing water in breastmilk. Be sure to drink enough water that your urine comes out a pale lemon yellow color. Congratulations on breastfeeding your baby successfully! ...Read more

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I have allergies and every morning wake up with a very dry mouth and an intense headache which subsides 30 mins upon waking. How to treat?

I have allergies and every morning wake up with a very dry mouth and an intense headache which subsides 30 mins upon waking. How to treat?

Sleep apnea: Would need more information regarding symptoms but it sounds like you might have issues with either poorly controlled allergies (dust mite sensitivity?) and/or sleep apena problems. If you have a history of loud snoring, frequent daytime sleepiness, or other signs of sleep apnea might be worth looking into. Talk to primary doctor ...Read more

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Does dry mouth itchy and nausea mouth after getting stung by a bee mean the allergy is getting worse?

Does dry mouth itchy and nausea mouth after getting stung by a bee mean the allergy is getting worse?

May be: When did you get Bitten? Please clean the wound with soap and water. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and If you are having this problem, ask some one to take you to the ER. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause dry mouth when wake up.i seem to have post nasal drip every day only in summer time .allergy testing?

Can post nasal drip cause dry mouth when wake up.i seem to have post nasal drip every day only in summer time .allergy testing?

It is common: When post-nasal drip is an ongoing condition, the sinuses can become irritated and swollen what what causes mouth breathing, dry mouth and chronic bad breath. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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I was treated at ER for bee allergy wonder if that means my bee allergy is getting worse had dry mouth nausea itchy mouth.

I was treated at ER for bee allergy wonder if that means my bee allergy is getting worse had dry mouth nausea itchy mouth.

It can get worse: Every individual is different but in some cases each time you are stung you could have an increase in symptoms. In other people there is no difference and the symptoms are always the same. You can be tested by an allergist and given an epipen (epinephrine) script. The main symptoms to monitor for is shortness of breathing and the throat tightening down Be careful and if the symptoms seem to increase go ER ...Read more

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Have had bad breath for years, not dry mouth, often have seasonal allergies and post-nasal drip. Could that be causing bad breath? How to treat?

Have had bad breath for years, not dry mouth, often have seasonal allergies and post-nasal drip. Could that be causing bad breath? How to treat?

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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Can allergies only cause congestion and post nasal drip dry mouth and no other symptoms, my nose never drains eyes never itchy but always congested. ?

Can allergies only cause congestion and post nasal drip dry mouth and no other symptoms, my nose never drains eyes never itchy but always congested. ?

Absolutely: Everybody's allergy to allergens can be different. stuffiness that goes away then comes back can be allergy related, try some over the counter loratadine or Allegra (fexofenadine) and see your doctor ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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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