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My mouth is dry quite often. What can be the reasons for it?

My mouth is dry quite often. What can be the reasons for it?

Sjogren syndrome: It is important to assess whether this is medication-related or to an inflammatory disease called sjogren's syndrome. If dryness is pathologic, oral hygiene is critical to minimize tooth loss. ...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 mouth and tongue has been extremely dry, for no apparent reason since yesterday morning. I only took my daily rx's: look at the meds on my profile.

Drink more water: With your history of breathing difficulty and the med Clonazepam will cause you to have a dry mouth. Are you a mouth breather? Drinking 8 glasses of water will definitely help big time. Drink 2 in morning before bkfst, 2 before lunch, 2 before supper and 2 before bed. ...Read more

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The right side of my tongue swells up for no reason, and i also get dry mouth with this. It has happened recently, and also occurred last month. Why?

The right side of my tongue swells up for no reason, and i also get dry mouth with this. It has happened recently, and also occurred last month. Why?

Angioedema?: Could be angioedema which may be hereditary, acquired or even related to medications particularly angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors such as lisinopril. See your doc as this can potentially compromise your airway and may be avoidable. ...Read more

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I've noticed that my skin on the face has become very dry, red and burns around the mouth area. What could the reason be, and what can i do about it?

I've noticed that my skin on the face has become very dry, red and burns around the mouth area. What could the reason be, and what can i do about it?

Skin meds?: are you using anb acne skin care regimen? It sounds as if you may have been overzealous in your application of medication. If not, see your physician or dermatologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there a hormonal reason for a dry mouth/tongue? What helps aside from drinking more?

Is there a hormonal reason for a dry mouth/tongue? What helps aside from drinking more?

Possibly: There can be many causes of dry mouth- mouth breathing, (breath more through your mouth than your nose,) meds, supplements, etc. There are many products out there for dry mouth- Biotene toothpastes, rinses, or some new one's- Xylimelts. Best to try and determine cause first. ...Read more

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Boyfriend stated I gasp for air and choke in sleep. Does not wake me up. Very lightly snore. Wake up with dry mouth. Wake up 1-2x a night no reason.

Boyfriend stated I gasp for air and choke in sleep. Does not wake me up. Very lightly snore. Wake up with dry mouth. Wake up 1-2x a night no reason.

Need evaluation: You should be evaluated for possible gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or sleep apnea. Besides being potentially serious conditions, this could be interfering with the quality of your restful sleep. ...Read more

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My mouth is so dry it goes on and off for a month now .. Not soo dry but its not normal .. I saw some white dots on my throat can this be the reason!

My mouth is so dry it goes on and off for a month now .. Not soo dry but its not normal .. I saw some white dots on my throat can this be the reason!

Classic red flag: Prediabetes is the condition when your blood sugar is higher than normal. It is a reversible condition in many cases. Thirst and frequent urination are common symptoms. Rec. See your pcp for evaluation and preventive treatment. ...Read more

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I am taking slim pills called AB slim & they r fine but I experience dry mouth &throat.What could b the reason?shall i stop them ???

Stop them: Stop them. They are worthless and a waste of money at the very least and may be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Think got heat rash because dehydrated? Dry mouth? Reason why always feel dehydrated? Do psych meds create dehydration long after leaving body

Think got heat rash because dehydrated? Dry mouth? Reason why always feel dehydrated? Do psych meds create dehydration long after leaving body

Yes: These drugs can cause dry mouth. Dry mouth can cause serious dental problems, your teeth are much more at risk for decay. So drink water to hydrated, avoid sodas and juice, too much sugar and acid, chew xylitol or sugar free gums. Biotene dry mouth products are great. If you use mouthwash you need one without alcohol. ...Read more

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