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What causes very dry mouth? Feels like i need to keep drinking. Even after drinking my mouth feel dry still ..

What causes very dry mouth?  Feels like i need to keep drinking. Even after drinking my mouth feel dry still ..

Dry mouth: Many medications will cause dry mouth. So will mouth breathing and the dry winter air. Dry mouth can be responsible for tooth decay so it is good that ou are drinking lots of water. Avoid mouthwash with alcohol. Chewing xylitol or sugar free gum can help stimulate salvia. Use biotene products. Have regular dental care. ...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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What causes dry mouth?

What causes dry mouth?

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 more

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What causes dry mouth?

What causes dry mouth?

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 more

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What medicines cause dry mouth?

Several medications: Several medications cause dry mouth including anti-depressants, anti-epileptics, muscle relaxants, anti-psychotics and anti-histaminics (benadryl, claritin). Additionally, smoking/tobacco and anti-cancer drugs can also cause dry mouth. ...Read more

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What causes a constantly dry mouth?

What causes a constantly  dry mouth?

Medications: Prilosec, antihistamines, dramamine, antipsychotic medications, blood pressure meds like lopresor, antidepressants like elavil, , brochodilators like compazine, (prochlorperazine) diuretics like Dyazide and lasix. Certain diseases can cause dry mouth.. Radiation or chemotherapy. ...Read more

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I need help what medication causes dry mouth?

See details: There are too many to list. Tell us what meds you are taking and then someone can advise you if one may be causing your problem. ...Read more

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What causes dry mouth? I'm 56yrs f/m, it happens really bad when i'm sleeping even with my mouth closed

What causes dry mouth? I'm 56yrs f/m, it happens really bad when i'm sleeping even with my mouth closed

Xerostomia: Some causes are; medications such as cold remedies containing antihistamines, diabetes, dehydration, stress/anxiety, anemia, salivary gland diseases, & tobacco use. Some home remedies are water, sucking on sugar-free candy, chewing sugar-free gum, use Fluoride toothpaste & mouth wash. ...Read more

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My question is what causes dry mouth while sleeping?

Mouth breather: Usually waking with a dry mouth is caused from breathing through the mouth or sleeping with your mouth open. However, some medications can cause dry mouth, if you don't think you are a mouth breather. Is there a medication you take at night before bed? If so, talk with your pharmacist about whether dry mouth is a side affect. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) (Definition)

A dry mouth 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