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Dry mouth/bad breath from anti-anxiety meds. Tried "dry mouth" toothpaste and mouthwash. Lemon water.. gum doesn't work long at all.. No luck. Help?
Dry mouth: Older (tricylic) antidepressants used for depression and anxiety commonly cause dry mouth. But SSRI, MAOI type medications and most of the short-acting anti-anxiety medications are not known cause dry mouth/bad breath. Discuss alternate med with prescribing doctor. You may also benefit from a dental exam to make sure there is no other condition causing dry mouth/bad breath. I hope this helps. ...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 tried, baking soda, salt, honey, yogurt, peroxide, mouth sore ointment, mouth sore mouth rinse. Nothing is working. I keep on having more out breaks?
I have dry mouth from anti anxiety meds. What type of mouthwash is best for me, won't dry my mouth? Tried biotene. Didn't leave my mouth fresh
Night time dry mouth remedies please? Over the counter mouth washes and sprays for dry mouth don't help at all :( regards x
Are dry mouth toothpaste/mouthwashes like biotene / bioxtra safe for long term use even after having a dry mouth? Any possible harm to salivary gland?
Biotene safety: As a product manufactured and distributed under the auspices of the fda, biotene and its related products must meet minimal safety requirements set by that agency. "dry mouth" is a common malady, is often multifactorial in its etiology, and often there are concomitant diseases which contribute to the severity of the problem. See your dentist for a complete evaluation of your situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I use a mixture of almond, spearmint and peppermint oils astooth paste and mouth wash. Is excessive use bad for oral health? Thanks.
Sounds yummy!: Use whatever toothpaste you want that makes brushing easy for you. People are sensitive to taste, good taste will promote good brushing habits. Honestly, it is not the toothpaste that does the work, it is the mechanical debriding of the toothbrush that does all of the work. Toothpaste is optional, it is a vehicle for Fluoride and to freshen breath and make it taste good to brush. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Mouth rinses: Mouth rinses can help, but check if any of medications are responsible and if there is an underlying process. ...Read more
Diabetes and that horrible icky dry morning mouth? Is there a mouth wash, or medicine to correct this?
Cracked mouth, skin of mouth become thinner and weak, mouth bleeding if sneeze, petroleum jelly and lip balm only for temporary relief only?
Have severe dry mouth taking 5 meds that cause dry mouth have light colored places on side of tongue feels hairy use Biotene paste&rinse what do I do?
Discuss with your MD: The prescribing physician can re-evaluate the medications and possibly make adjustments, if they are causing your symptoms. Investigating other possible causes of a dry mouth can also be considered. It is important not to discontinue the medications on you own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Might be GERD: Be sure to have your doctor check you out for gastric reflux - your dry cough may be the result of irritated tissue in your throat. Stomach acid can create small patches of throat lining that are inflamed and cause a chronic cough. Metallic taste can also be from stomach acids on your taste buds. One common reason for gerd is sleep apnea, so if you snore, ask questions about that also. ...Read more
Yes but we need data: We will need more data because dryness can occur for other reasons. Since you have an autoimmune disease Hashimotos, there are other autoimmune diseases that can be present with Hashimotos and cause dryness like Sjogren's syndrome. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
Can post nasal drip cause dry mouth? My mouth has been pretty dry for over 24 hours, been clearing thick mucous from throat. Drinking plenty of water
Possibly: If the post-nasal drips are very salty, then you may end up with a sensation of dry throat like after swallowing a mouthful of seawater. On the other hand, your dry mouth may also be from nasal congestion leading to mouth breathing. You need to get checked out for possible sinus infection as well if the problem persists for more than 10 days or gets worse in the interim. ...Read more
Dry mouth and thrush: Dry mouth or xerostomia is a condition where the salivary flow is decreased usually caused by medication taken to manage chronic medical conditions. Thrush or candidiasis is a condition in which the fungus Candida albicans accumulates on the lining of your mouth. Dry mouth can be alleviated with several OTC items but thrush will require an RX for the infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth dryness throughout day esp roof(31yrold).Sjogren negative.I drink sufficient water.Even scalp is dry.Which specialist can help me?
Dry mouth: Mouth breathing because of nasal congestion can cause it. Other causes are certain medications and foods, very dry environment, anxiety, electrolyte imbalance, diabetes melitus, diabetes insipidus. For evaluation, I would see an internal medicine specialist who will take a thorough history, perform a complete physical exam and order an appropriate battery of blood tests(liver,kidney,etc). ...Read more
Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) (Definition)
A condition in which a person can't generate enough saliva to keep the mouth moist. 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