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Rosemary For Dry Mouth
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
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
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
Cracked mouth, skin of mouth become thinner and weak, mouth bleeding if sneeze, petroleum jelly and lip balm only for temporary relief only?
Dry throat: Certainly possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dry mouth: Chewing xylitol or sugar free gum or candy. Avoid acidic or sugary drinks and foods, stay hydrated with water. Avoid alcohol containing mouthwash. Try biotene or lubricity to make your mouth feel better. Work with your dentist and have fluoride treatment for your teeth. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dry mouth: If you are taking and medications, start by speaking to your physician if they can cause dry mouth and if the dosage can be reduced or if there are alternative medications that are less prone to causing dry mouth. Hydrate (drink water) as much as possible throughout the day. Minimize foods with heavy salt, sugar, acid content. There are many Biotene products designed specifically for dry mouths. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Is there any tricyclic antidepressant that does not cause dry mouth? Taking nortriptyline 50mg. Severe dry mouth, hoarse mouth, sore throat.
Moisturizers: Generally they fall into three categories: ointments, lotions, creams - all of which are a different thickness or viscosity. Plain old, white petroleum jelly works great (and is probably the cheapest) but can feel a little greasy. The better moisturizers we use are Eucerin, Cetaphil, and Aquaphor. A good natural substance would be medicinal honey (but extremely expensive). Hope this helps ...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
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
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