Patient Comments: Dry Mouth - Treatments

What treatment has been effective for your dry mouth?

Comment from: LMA1986, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 17

For the past year, I have been trying to lose weight like crazy. I reduced the amount of bad foods and started bringing in healthier foods, such as eating egg whites and whole wheat toast for breakfast, broccoli for lunch, etc. I noticed that my weight was slowing going up. Over the past year, I have gained around 30 lb. and I am actually eating healthier and exercising more now than ever. I have noticed pain, especially on the right side of my neck, and there is also a bump there. I decided to mention this to my doctor and she had me get blood work done to check my thyroid, and an ultrasound. My doctor said that the blood work came back normal with my thyroid, but the ultrasound showed that I have multiple nodules on my thyroid and a possible cyst on the one side. I found this out back in October and was referred to an endocrinologist. My appointment isn't until December 10, so I have to sit and wonder exactly what it is. I was told that they would do a biopsy and possibly MRI to see how serious it is and then they will decide what to do from there. With my symptoms, I have experienced weight gain, feeling more tired than usual, memory problems, and period issues (being light or not on time).

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Comment from: Been there, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 31

I have had dry mouth syndrome for two and a half years, caused by radiation therapy. It is improving, but I have had all the symptoms: dry mouth, sores on all tissues, burned tongue, sore throat, earaches, swellings, inability to eat acids, spices, salt, mints, etc. I have tried most remedies, but these are the ones that have helped the most: X-Pur puts out a xylitol product in both gums and mints that are excellent. At night I put one in my mouth and it stimulates saliva for hours. The gum I don't chew, just let it sit in my mouth. It seems that just having an object in the mouth helps. Biotene gel helps also. But one thing I really suggest is to use a humidifier, especially in the winter when the heating is on. When I drive or fly for long periods, I use a mask to keep my moisture in. Good luck.

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Comment from: kathy beeler, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 15

I have had a cold and in the last stages I came down with this dry mouth that won't anything help. Water by the gallon, juices, tea, coffee, which I drink daily , but nothing seems to help, but I did chew some gum and it relieved it for a little while. But it is so dry my lips stick to my teeth and my tongue to the roof of my mouth. It is also very painful to eat anything remotely spicy, which I love. even tasted a small amount of ketchup and it even burned. Could this be from the last stages of my cold or something else? I'm a smoker, don't drink, have diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep with a C-Pap machine. Never had this before now, only if my sugar count was high, this is not the case now.

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Comment from: nake715, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 10

I am experiencing occasional jaw pain, this particular pain on the coronoid process and the surrounding muscles. The swelling started tonight, on 10/7/2016, in the FSM (facioscapulohumeral muscle). I am very worried due to the fact I have white patches in my mouth. My local hospital is not efficient and equipped to conduct such examination. I am expected to undergo a buccal mucosa biopsy on Wednesday.

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Comment from: Rock, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 06

My mouth is dry only at night. I know I sleep with my mouth open. I spray my nose with saline before going to bed, but it doesn't help. My nose isn't congested, so I don't know why I sleep with my mouth open. I've tried Biotene, but to no avail.

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