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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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Can post nasal drip cause dry mouth? I wake up with dry mouth then goes away after drink water.i always swallowing thin mucus that won't come up.can t

Can post nasal drip cause dry mouth? I wake up with dry mouth then goes away after drink water.i always swallowing thin mucus that won't come up.can t

Mouth-breathing?: You likely have nasal obstruction as well and mouth-breathing while asleep can give you dry mouth. Consult your doctor to see if you have nasal problem and then observe whether reducing the nasal obstruction leads to improvement in your dry mouth. Dry mouth may also be caused by inflamed salivary glands presumably from an autoimmune process. ...Read more

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I have one sore on my arm don't know where it came from and wont go away i don't know what it is dry mouth thirsty a lot have diarea hair loss?

I have one sore on my arm don't know where it came from and wont go away i don't know what it is dry mouth thirsty a lot have diarea hair loss?

See your PCP: Your information shows some symptoms that could be signs of serious health problems and should be checked out. See your PCP for thorough examination, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Why doesn't my dry mouth go away?

See your PCP: There are many causes of dry mouth including: mouth breathing, OSA, certain medications, smoking and systemic illnesses (diabetes). 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. ...Read more

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Will my dry mouth go away had it for two months now ?

Will my dry mouth go away 
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Depends on cause: Dry mouth my be a symptom of aging, or it may be due to a systemic disease. Check with both your physician and dentist. ...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?

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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Which drugs cause dry mouth?

Many: The list of medications that cause dry mouth is very long and growing so i cannot list them all. The most important thing to do is take steps to avoid the damage to your teeth that dry mouth can do. Avoid sugary and highly acidic foods and drinks. See your dentist regularly. ...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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Does cola syrup cause dry mouth?

Of course: Anything with artificial sugar or natural sugar may cause the dry mouth. If you have a chronically dry mouth, it might be a good idea to get your doctor to check your average levels of blood glucose (A1C). ...Read more

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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