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DRY MOUTH Symptoms and Causes

Dry mouth is the feeling that there is not enough saliva in your mouth. Everyone has a dry mouth once in a while - if they are nervous, upset or under stress. But if you have a dry mouth all or most of the time, it can be uncomfortable and can lead to serious health problems.

Symptoms of dry mouth include

  • A sticky, dry feeling in the mouth
  • Trouble chewing, swallowing, tasting, or speaking
  • A burning feeling in the mouth
  • A dry feeling in the throat
  • Cracked lips
  • A dry, rough tongue
  • Mouth sores
  • An infection in the mouth

Dry mouth is not a normal part of aging. Causes include some medicines, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and nerve damage. Salivary gland diseases, Sjogren's syndrome, HIV/AIDS, and diabetes can also cause dry mouth. Treatment depends on the cause. Things you can do include sipping water, avoiding drinks with caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol, and chewing sugarless gum or sucking on sugarless hard candy.

NIH: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

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Bad gastritis or abdominal pain; had to get into tub with hot shower on my belly;never had a worse experience or pain; thought I was going to die; malaise; moderate ear pain

Dizzy, Unstable walking, confused, dry mouth, wake up 3 AM. some slurred speech, tremers, falling, craving sweets, tired.

Does Zyrtec inrease blood sugar levels? I have been taking 10m a day for 10 days and have notices symptoms of high blood sugar, when tested it was in the high 100's. Has anyone heard of this side effect?

Have you had him checked for P.A.N.D.A.S which is a syndrome related to strep throat. One major symptom can be sudden onset of Tourette's. ALso can cause OCD, depression, and other psychiatric conditions. My son has it. SOme doctors don't believe in

I have a 12 year old son who took Zyrtec for year-round allergies. He now has tourettes syndrome and westrongly feelthe Zyrtec played a role in this health issue. I started searching the web for info regarding

I have been dehydrated since 11-09 had blood work done only showed low Vitamin D, was hospitalized in 11-09 for bactirial infection in my stomach. Unsteady. confused, dry mouth, some slurred speech, tired, I have had several bags of fluid at doctors

I have had and am having a bad reaction to Zyrtec. My eyes are inflamed and my throat is sore. Lips are swollen. My tongue is white. I will be forced to go to the Emergency at the hospital.

I have Type 2 Diabetes, when taking my level in the morning I noticed my level was elevated, and the only thing I had ingested was a Zyrtec pill about 2 hours prior? Could the pill be the cause?

I took one dose and experienced a bout of pancreatitis. I suffer from chronic pancreatitis and know what most of my 'triggers' are.....never thought a simple allergy medication would cause such a problem, I think I would rather suffer allergies than

I took Zyrtec for a week and while it does solve my allergy issues, it makes me a raving lunatic. Severe aggression, mood swings, and nightmares are the norm for me n this medicine. I would not recommend it if you are taking any a

I have been put on Molipaxin 3 weeks ago, I have dry mouth, hair loss and my panic attacks were showing no signs of improvement. Dr increased it to 100mg and put me onto Lamictin. I am not bi polar nor epileptic. My disorder ist algora phoebia. I a

I am taking 2 asacol three times a day and is very difficult sleep and my mouth is dry all the time.

I have experienced panic attacks, light headedness and pasty mouth taking this drug at 400mg's.

<b>Describe Your Zopiclone Experience Here:</b>Dry mouth. Cant sleep without them now

Have been on champix goin on 3 weeks,,have experienced foul taste in mouth,,crazy dreams,,IBS..Starting new business so the stomach issues could be nerves..I have not experienced any weird mood swings,,,The need to have a smoke is almost g

after taking my medicine .i felt abnormal taste in mouth and my bilurubin level was increased.

<span style='color: #808080;'><strong>I have an 11 yr old yorkie that has been on Clavamox 375 mgm for several cycles since end of April. He is also on FlortiFLora to avoid colon distress. His mouth infection has not g

Bad taste in my mouth, very bloated and abdominal pain and reflux

10 mg by mouth daily

2 months so far, diarrhea first few weeks but not so much now. However, some stomach problems, feels like I just ate a 5 course meal some of the time. This morning noticed blood stains on pillow and taste of blood in mouth, bro

DRY MOUTH Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Recruiting Comparison of the Effect of Montelukast and Cetirizine on Allergic Inflammation in Children With Allergic Rhinitis
Condition: Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
Interventions: Drug: montelukast;   Drug: cetirizine;   Drug: montelukast and cetirizine;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: exhaled nitric oxide concentration;   symptoms score (based on PAQLQ), bronchial hyperresponsiveness with methacholine, spirometry, PEFR measurements
2 Not yet recruiting Study of Using Long Acting Antihistamine to Treat Opioid Induced Itching
Condition: Pruritus
Interventions: Drug: Cetirizine;   Drug: Placebo or sugar pill
Outcome Measure: Itch score
3 Not yet recruiting Anti-histamines and Methacholine Challenges.
Condition: Asthma
Interventions: Drug: Diphenhydramine;   Drug: cetirizine;   Drug: desloratadine;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measure: change in methacholine pc20
4 Recruiting Levocetirizine + Capecitabine + Bevacizumab for Patients With Refractory Colorectal Cancer
Condition: Colorectal Neoplasms
Interventions: Drug: Bevacizumab;   Drug: Capecitabine;   Drug: Levocetirizine
Outcome Measures: progression free survival;   Incidence and severity of adverse events