Dry mouth

Just like so many things in life, you don’t miss it until it’s gone…

Not having enough saliva in your mouth is uncomfortable. Most of us have taken a medication or 2 before. A majority of medications, both over the counter and prescription, have a side effect of dry mouth, usually labeled as “xerostomia”. Some examples are: allergy medications, known as antihistamines, decongestants, medications for high blood pressure and depression.
Some examples are: allergy medications, known as antihistamines, decongestants, medications for high blood pressure and depression. There are other systemic reasons that cause dry mouth. A few examples are: menopause, smoking, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, diabetes, and Sjogren’s syndrome.

What can I do to help?

1. Stay hydrated. Minimize caffeine intake. Don’t use alcohol-based mouth rinses. Don’t drink alcohol. Don’t use tobacco products. Chew sugar-free gum. Use a humidifier. Use glycerin-based mouth rinses such as Biotene.
2. If your symptoms persist, consult your physician.

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