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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.
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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Review causes of more specific types of Dry mouth:
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.
Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Dry mouth may include:
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Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Dry mouth may include:
Real-life user stories relating to Dry mouth:
Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Dry mouth or relevant symptoms:
Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Dry mouth. Some of these are listed below :
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.
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.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Dry mouth may include these symptoms:
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Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Dry mouth:
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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Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:
Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:
Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible
causes of Dry mouth as a symptom include:
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)
An oral condition in which salivary flow is reduced. --2004
- (Source - Diseases Database)
The list of organs typically affected by Dry mouth may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Dry mouth mentioned in various sources:
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:
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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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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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Dry mouth based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
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 :
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)
Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:
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