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What is dry mouth?

Dry mouth is a condition that usually results from decreased production of saliva. At times, xerostomia can make it difficult to speak and may lead to malnutrition. Extreme dry mouth and salivary gland dysfunction can produce significant and permanent mouth and throat disorders and can impair a person's quality of life. Dry mouth is also called xerostomia.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 31

I have started to get dry mouth just at night and wake up two or three times to swill water round my mouth. I think it is due to a medication prescribed to reduce menstruation. Through the day my mouth feels more normal.

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Comment from: annie, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 30

I have in the last two years developed a very dry mouth and a tag of skin on the center of my tongue. It drives me mad, especially at night time, it wakes me 10 or 15 times a night when my mouth is so dry. I have had blood test after blood test to no avail. I have tried mouth sprays, gels, and they work for a matter of minutes that's all; I don't know what else to do.

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