Patient Comments: Dry Mouth - Treatments

What treatment has been effective for your dry mouth?

Comment from: sleepless, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 21

I have suffered from dry mouth for 4 months. Sticky, dry and sore mouth, gums sore, dry cracked lower lip and corners of mouth with sore on outer lower lip. Red dry mouth and lip with blister or mouth ulcers, rough sore tongue. Eating is impossible at times, teeth feel like razors when touch tongue, can't eat spicy foods, wake up 5 or 6 times a night to drink and lubricate mouth and lips. Wake up 5 or 6 times to tinkle (failed bladder operation.

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Comment from: Cally, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 31

I have had a cold which main symptoms are a runny/blocked nose, earache, sinus headache and sore throat. I have now started to have severe dry mouth at the end of this cold. It seems a little better during the day but at night I have to take water all through the night or I can hardly breathe. I hope this is just another symptom from the cold and hopefully it should go away. Soaking a hard sweet helps to bring more saliva and soothes it. It is terrible to live with dry mouth and tongue nipping. It makes it difficult to swallow and talk. I hope it goes away!!!

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Comment from: Yves, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 25

I'm presently cycling in S-E Asia doing approximate 100 km a day. I've been taking malaria pills every day and sweating profusely. Despite drinking copious amount of fluids every day I am urinating very little. At first I was constipated but this problem no longer exists. I have been experiencing dry mouth every day for a week now!

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Comment from: Richard, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 25

I went to the Dr about two weeks ago for a sore throat and he put me on Claritin-D and Omeprazole. 20mg it may have made mouth dryer and lip worse, but I had dry mouth before I went to the doctor.

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Comment from: 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 25

One of my chemotherapy nurses suggested rinsing with a mild salt and water solution for my dry mouth. It helped.

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Comment from: dryand worry, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 13

I have fibromyalgia, and I have dry mouth sores at wall in my mouth I also feel a tingle at tip of my tongue. It is concerning to me.

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