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What causes dry mouth?

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Dr. David Kam
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
11 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Kam
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Reduced saliva

Many causes: dehydration, many medications, mouth breathing, and medical conditions such as sjogren's syndrome.
I would say that medications are probably the most common culprits... Keep yourself hydrated, artificial saliva may help (otc). If you take medications (antihistamines, antidepressants are very common), consult your doc... Good luck.

In brief: Reduced saliva

Many causes: dehydration, many medications, mouth breathing, and medical conditions such as sjogren's syndrome.
I would say that medications are probably the most common culprits... Keep yourself hydrated, artificial saliva may help (otc). If you take medications (antihistamines, antidepressants are very common), consult your doc... Good luck.
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