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Occasional Dry Mouth
Frenulum tongue piercing for 2 weeks. 2-3 days after getting piercing had neck pain, 2-3 days after neck pain came headaches. Now occasional dry mouth?
Remove the piercing!: Then remove the piercing. There may be a metal allergy. ...Read more
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
I have a hormonal imbalance and reoccurring tonsilitis, occasionally I get extremely dry mouth and throat making it difficult to swallow could this be?
Tonsilitis: You must see an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist to help you overcome your swallowing. Hope it goes well. Please let me know how things went. ...Read more
Does taking hiprex 2 daily make your mouth dry? Im having a dry mouth and not on smh other meds apart from zolpidem and occasional Valium
Unlikely: Dry mouth is not a listed side-effect from Hiprex. However, it might be a rare unlisted side-effect. You could try to discontinue Hiprex & have Ur Dr. prescribe a different urinary antibiotic, if necessary. Or your Dr might suggest taking Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) at night after sex, as well as controlling constipation, avoiding thong underwear, taking showers rather than baths,measures to reduce risk of UTIs. ...Read more
I'm constantly thirsty even though i drink a lot of water. I also have a dry mouth and occasional bad breath. I don't take any meds. What is going on?
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 2 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
Depends on the cause: This symptom is very common, and is often seen as a side effect of many types of medication. Dehydration, radiotherapy involving the salivary glands and several diseases can cause change in saliva consistency and hence a complaint of xerostomia (dry mouth). Sometimes there is no identifiable cause...Certainly see your physician asap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: The list of medications that cause dry mouth is very long and growing so i cannot list them all. The most important thing to do is take steps to avoid the damage to your teeth that dry mouth can do. Avoid sugary and highly acidic foods and drinks. See your dentist regularly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers