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Dry mouth: Introduction

Dry mouth: When the mouth is not as moist as usual. See detailed information below for a list of 318 causes of Dry mouth, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Dry mouth:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Dry mouth. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Dry mouth:

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Dry mouth: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Dry mouth, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Dry mouth Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Dry mouth may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Dry mouth

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Dry mouth may include:

Stories from Users for Dry mouth

Real-life user stories relating to Dry mouth:

Message Boards for Dry mouth

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Dry mouth or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Dry mouth:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Dry mouth. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Look for evidence of dehydration
    • Inspect for dental caries which may be a complication of dry mouth
    • Inspect for oral candidiasis which may be a complication of dental caries
    • If suspect salivary gland stones, the stones can sometimes be felt in the floor of the mouth
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Dry mouth:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Dry mouth as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Dry mouth:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Dry mouth as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Cyclobenzaprine and narcotic pain reliever interaction
  • Flexeril and narcotic pain reliever interaction
  • Cyclobenzaprine and ipratropium interaction
  • Flexeril and ipratropium interaction
  • Cyclobenzaprine and other anticholinergic drug interaction
  • Flexeril and other anticholinergic drug interaction
  • more interactions...»

Dry mouth: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Dry mouth may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Dry mouth

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Dry mouth. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Dry mouth: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Dry mouth

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Hospitals & Clinics: Dry mouth

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Dry mouth: Related Rare Diseases

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Dry mouth: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Dry mouth listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Dry mouth as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Dry mouth

Dry mouth (xerostomia) is common in many adults and may make it hard to eat, swallow, taste, and speak. (Source: excerpt from Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Dry mouth (xerostomia) is common in many adults and may make it hard to eat, swallow, taste, and... (Source: excerpt from Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Definitions of Dry mouth:

An oral condition in which salivary flow is reduced. --2004
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Organs affected by Dry mouth:

The list of organs typically affected by Dry mouth may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Dry mouth

The list below shows some of the causes of Dry mouth mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Dry mouth?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Dry mouth. Of the 318 causes of Dry mouth that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 8 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 308 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Dry mouth:

The following list of conditions have 'Dry mouth' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Dry mouth:

The following list of medical conditions have Dry mouth or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Dry mouth Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Dry mouth based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Dry mouth?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Dry mouth, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Dry mouth:

    Hyposalivation, Oral dryness, Salivary secretion decreased, Salivation decreased, Xerostomia, Aptyalism, Asialia
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Dry mouth:

    Subtypes of Dry mouth:

    Cracked mouth corner (10 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Dry mouth:

    Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Mucus membrane symptoms (832 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes)

    Symptoms related to Dry mouth:

    Dry lips, Mouth pain (142 causes), Saliva symptoms (340 causes), Mouth breathing, Dehydration (284 causes), Diabetes (212 causes), Sjogren's syndrome, Absent salivary glands, Sarcoidosis, Cystic fibrosis, Anxiety (895 causes), Diarrhea (2312 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Dry mouth

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Dry mouth

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