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I am having dry mouth for 3 days now. Is this a possible HIV symptom?

I am having dry mouth for 3 days now. Is this a possible HIV symptom?

Dry Mouth: Highly unlikely that it's hiv. Most commonly it is a side effect of other medications, such as blood pressure medication.
If you are in a high-risk group for hiv, discuss your concerns and have an overall examination with your physician. ...Read more

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 to do if I am having dry mouth for 3 days now, a possible HIV symptoms?

What to do if I am having dry mouth for 3 days now, a possible HIV symptoms?

See details: If you have confirmed HIV it is possible. If you do not have HIV the answer is 'no.' after only 3 days, do not get all excited. Hydrate and see what happens. ...Read more

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I have multiple HIV tests last 10 months all negative but have persistent fever, lymphnodes, dry mouth. My wife also same symptoms started after sex?

I have multiple HIV tests last 10 months all negative but have persistent fever, lymphnodes, dry mouth. My wife also same symptoms started after sex?

Depends...: If any of you did not have sex with a person with HIV....shared IV needle, ........should not try to diagnose AIDs/HIV. There are multiple other possibilities..... Lymphoma is one of them, MONO is more relevant since both are involved. ...Read more

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Are oral thrush, dry mouth and vaginal thrush common ARS symptoms for HIV? & what are the chances that I contracted HIV from RECEIVING cunnilingus?

Are oral thrush, dry mouth and vaginal thrush common ARS symptoms for HIV? & what are the chances that I contracted HIV from RECEIVING cunnilingus?

Unlikely: You do need to see your physician to clarify your concerns. You need an evaluation to answer the question of why you have thrush. While you may get an HIV test, there are other things that need clarification. This may not be a major problem but it is best to check it out ...Read more

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Which one is realible HIV symptoms(continious fever, lymphnodes, thrush, rash, dry mouth) vs 7 month antibody tests???

HIV test: The only reliable way to know if you have HIV is to be tested. Current (4th generation) tests will test not only for the antibody, but also for the viral antigen. The other symptoms you noted may be seen in HIV; however, they may be seen in other unrelated conditions as well. If you want to know, get tested. ...Read more

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Soar throat dry mouth white covering on tongue is it hiv?

Soar throat dry mouth white covering on tongue is it hiv?

You tell us: What do your tests tell you? This symptom us not in any way a sign of a new or early HIV infection. This is not how HIV presents. ...Read more

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Hey! I've been experiencing white tongue not oral thrush, blackish gum & dry mouth ... do you think it's hiv?

Hey! I've been experiencing white tongue not oral thrush, blackish gum & dry mouth ... do you think it's hiv?

Need more info: These symptoms are associated with many things. You need more labs. If concerned with hiv you can go get tested to rule out ...Read more

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Whit tongue especially in back red up front dry mouth soar throat is it hiv?

Whit tongue especially in back red up front dry mouth soar throat is it hiv?

Thrush: You may have thrush which is a yeast infection. It's easy to treat all you nee to do is contact a doctor for a prescription ...Read more

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Is dry mouth a symptom of laryngopharyngeal reflux?

Xerostomia: Dry mouth is not a common symptom of LPR. LPR symptoms include foreign body sensation in the throat, mucus in the throat, throat clearing, hoarseness, throat pain, and dry tickle cough. Dry mouth could be related to inadequate fluid intake, autoimmune disorders like Sjogren’s syndrome, medication side effect, radiation side effects and mouth breathing due to nasal obstructive problems. ...Read more

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Is dry mouth a symptom of diabetes?

Is dry mouth a symptom of diabetes?

Certainly possible: Especially if associated with frequent urination, hunger, increased thirst. ...Read more

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Random bad taste in mouth. Got worried it was a symptom of something bad (health anxiety). After, I developed really bad dry mouth and began shuddering like I was freezing for about 10 minutes - was able to stop it briefly by tensing up. Anxiety?

Random bad taste in mouth. Got worried it was a symptom of something bad (health anxiety). After, I developed really bad dry mouth and began shuddering like I was freezing for about 10 minutes - was able to stop it briefly by tensing up. Anxiety?

Anxiety focused on: health issues suggests a POSSIBLE phobia or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Please see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment. Please don't use medication only. Therapy can be more long-lasting and empowering. See doctor first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Before treatment (so unrelated to any drug effects) can any cancers cause the symptom of dry mouth?

Before treatment (so unrelated to any drug effects) can any cancers cause the symptom of dry mouth?

Saliva glands: If the cancer affects the salivary glands, it could limit production. Also, depending on other causative factors (tobacco, alcohol) there could be an overall dry mouth problem. ...Read more

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I am 51 years old been going through menapause for a couple of years. I have a very extreme dry mouth. I eat ice all day long is this a common symptom.

I don't think so.: Menopause is not likely to be the problem. The most likely reasons are medications you're taking (over 400 cause dry mouths as a side effect) or undiagnosed and untreated diabetes. There are other sources, too. See your physician about this. If he can't help, see a dentist. ...Read more

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Is dry mouth and dry throat a symptom of fatal familia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

Is dry mouth and dry throat a symptom of fatal familia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

Dry Mouth: Dry mouth and throat can come from many, many causes. It is not a diagnostic sign of fatal insomnia. See the following site for more likely possibilities: http://www.Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/dental-health-dry-mouth. ...Read more

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Dry mouth/ throat, bad breath, more thirst, frequent urination, some times constipation! Is this symptom for something??

Dry mouth/ throat, bad breath, more thirst, frequent urination, some times constipation! Is this symptom for something??

See your physician : This may not be something serious, but it definitely is something you should discuss with your physician. Some symptoms are seen in medical conditions, but sometimes these are part of normal physiology ...Read more

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Is dry mouth dry nose and dry throat and that you bleed smaller a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia or fatal familia insomnia?

Is dry mouth dry nose and dry throat and that you bleed smaller a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia or fatal familia insomnia?

Familial insomnia: The symptoms you list have no relation to insomnia. You can learn more about ffi, a very rare, familial disease at this site: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/fatal_familial_insomnia
insomnia is very common. If you have it, see a sleep disorders doctor to help figure out what the cause is for you. There are many causes. It is very treatable. ...Read more

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I need help with dry mouth and other annoying symptoms, what do I talk to?

I need help with dry mouth and other annoying symptoms, what do I talk to?

See doctor: Start with your physician. Are you taking any medications and do these medications cause dry mouth? If yes, are there any alternatives that don't dry mouth. If no meds, then referral to ENT or oral surgeon to evaluate salivary gland functions to see if they are working properly. ...Read more

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Dry mouth symptoms of what drugs?

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. ...Read more

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Constant dry mouth and no other symptoms. What are the possible causes?

Dentist: See your regular dentist, they can let you know what the cause is and give you toothpaste, mouthwash, and sometimes even gum that will help with the dry mouth. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of dry mouth?

What are the signs and symptoms of dry mouth?

Dry mouth: A dry mouth is a dry mouth. Are you asking what are related illnesses? This can be due to side effects of drugs, anxiety, dehydration, or some inflammatory illnesses. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are the symptoms or dry mouth and how can I get rid of it?

Can you explain what are the symptoms or dry mouth and how can I get rid of it?

See physician: Dry mouth is what it says- your mouth feels dry and you feel like you need to constantly drink water to keep your mouth moist. Getting rid of it you need to know what is causing the dryness. You should see your physician or ear, nose and throat doctor to check out your salivary glands. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have lambert eaton myasthenic syndrome? I have symptoms of dry mouth?

How can I tell if I have lambert eaton myasthenic syndrome? I have symptoms of dry mouth?

Testing: There are blood tests (for an antibody) and a type of nerve conduction test called repetitive nerve stimulation to help diagnose it. ...Read more

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Are frequent urination and dry mouth symptoms of diabetes?

Are frequent urination and dry mouth symptoms of diabetes?

Possibly: Dry mouth and frequent urination are symptoms of diabetes, and also urinary tract infections, dehydration, and several other systemic diseases.

See you physician or medical provider. ...Read more

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Could dry mouth, numbness, & can't swallow be symptoms of diabetes?

Could dry mouth, numbness, & can't swallow be symptoms of diabetes?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm 48 in menopause having dry mouth and feeling achy for a week now. No other symptoms. I have been increasing my water...

Far: From enough information. If you wish, I'm available on HealthTap for consultation. If you call, have all your previous medical information available. H Robert Silverstein M.D. FACC. Recommended reading www.thepmc.org ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of dehydration like constipation, dry mouth, light headedness, etc especially during summers....what should I do?

I have all the symptoms of dehydration like constipation, dry mouth, light headedness, etc especially during summers....what should I do?

Drink More Fluids: Most people don't drink nearly enough fluids. Drink water enhanced with electrolytes like Smart Water or Pedialyte. NOT Gatorade. Too much sugar! 6 to 8, 8 ounce glasses of water are needed especially on hot days. Stay away from soft drinks, tea and coffee. They are actually dehydrating. Consider a fiber product like FiberCon if constipation continues. ...Read more

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Can a house make you sick? Very dusty home, I've only left 3x in 8 mos a lot of symptoms dry mouth, fast heartbeat, bad sob just dressing, bad fatigue ect.

Can a house make you sick? Very dusty home, I've only left 3x in 8 mos a lot of symptoms dry mouth, fast heartbeat, bad sob just dressing, bad fatigue ect.

Sick Building: There is an entity called sick building syndrome. This usually where there is poor ventilation. You may, however, have some allergy to something in your house that is causing the problem. You might consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat dry mouth and other annoying symptoms?

No treatment: The symptoms can sometimes be controlled by medications, rinses, gels, lozenges, and gum. All these need to be sugar free and I would suggest xylotol because it helps kill bacteria that causes many of the problems with the teeth and gums. ...Read more

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