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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?

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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What can cause dry mouth when blood sugar is normal?

See your PCP: There are many causes of dry mouth including: mouth breathing, certain medications, lifestyle (smoking) and systemic illnesses. Some causes are easily correctable, others are more difficult to treat. Taking good history may be helpful to find the cause and can be of significant value when treating dry mouth symptoms. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes dry mouth while sleeping?

Mouth breathing: Breathing with your mouth open can contribute to the dry mouth. If you have chronic dry mouth or take medications that cause you to have dry mouth see your doctor for evaluation and tests. ...Read more

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What would cause me dry mouth. Plus my lips have a burning feeling.

Many things: It could be from medications, being nervous, or a systemic disease. I would suggest seeing dentist specializing in oral medicine for help. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes dry mouth besides sjogrens or diabetes?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes dry mouth besides sjogrens or diabetes?

Medications: Different medications can cause dry mouth, such as high blood pressure medications, anti-anxiety medications, mood elevators, etc. You can also have some sort of infection or defect within the salivary glands that reduces salivary output. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are causes of dry mouth and thick mucus? I drink a lot of water and I am not on meds, what could be the issue?

Occluded airway: Dry mouth not related to maintenance medicine use, maybe a sign of an altered airway causing one to breathe through their mouth almost all the time. Have your dds/dmd check your bite. Some bites are predictors of a limited airway. Then see an ENT for an air way evaluation. Loud snoring during sleep , awaking to your own snoring are tips of this. Many dds/dmd now treat sleep disorders. ...Read more

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I need to know what cAuse dry mouth, I am non diaBetic. blood sugar and blood pressure is normal I'm not on any kind of medicine. every time I get fev?

I need to know what cAuse dry mouth, I am non diaBetic. blood sugar and blood pressure is normal I'm not on any kind of medicine. every time I get fev?

In my opinion: the MOST COMMON REASON for a dry mouth is SNORING at night/Mouth Breathing during the day! However your Dentist (Oral Health Professional should be consulted since underlying disorders should be ruled out!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What would cause dry mouth (main symp), bloating and discomfort in the upper mid stomach?

What would cause dry mouth (main symp), bloating and discomfort in the upper mid stomach?

Many causes.: There are so many reasons why someone has a dry mouth, not least of which are lack of liquid intake, drug use and diabetes. I strongly recommend that you you ask you doctor to evaluate your condition and see if there is some underlying medical condition or dietary issue that might be at cause dr. Neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts. ...Read more

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Help! what can cause dry mouth and tongue feeling raw and dry? Also roof of mouth is sore?

Help! what can cause dry mouth and tongue feeling raw and dry? Also roof of mouth is sore?

Side effects: Could be a side effects from certain meds. Like antibiotics, are you on any meds.? Also severe stress causes similar symptoms ...Read more

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What could cause dry mouth and sob sensation at rest ( while sitting, sleeping, or standing) no wheezing no cough no mucos. Sob stayed all night. ?

Anxiety and sob: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include sob (shortness of breath), insomnia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are some causes of dry mouth?

What are some causes of dry mouth?

Dry mouth: Common causes in my practice include anticholinergic side effects of medication, such as antidepressant or antihistamine meds, mouth breathing due to sinus or nasal problems, dehydration from vomiting, diarrhea, and uncontrolled diabetes. It can be caused by autoimmune diseases such as sjogren's syndrome. ...Read more

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Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) (Definition)

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