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What Causes Dry Eyes And 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 4 more doctor answers
Dehydration: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many causes: If the dryness is new, it may be dehydration, a medication side effect, or part of an infection. If it lasts longer, work-up would consider the above options as well as others, such as a possible auto-immune or thyroid issue, or other problems. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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