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  1. Causes (85 conditions)
  2. Misdiagnosis
  3. Deaths
  4. Treatments
  5. Definitions

Causes of Xerostomia:

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

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Causes of Types of Xerostomia:

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Xerostomia Treatments

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

  • Oral hygiene
  • Avoid the use of decongestantsand antihistamines
  • Sipping sugarless fluids frequently
  • Chewing xylitol-containing gum
  • Carboxymethyl cellulose saliva substitute as a mouthwash
  • Aquaoral
  • more treatments...»

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Xerostomia: Deaths

Read more about causes and Xerostomia deaths.

Causes of Xerostomia listed in Disease Database:

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

Definitions of Xerostomia:

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

Dryness of the mouth due to salivary gland secretion dysfunction.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Xerostomia

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

How Common are these Causes of Xerostomia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Xerostomia. Of the 85 causes of Xerostomia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 5 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 78 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Xerostomia:

The following list of conditions have 'Xerostomia' 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: Xerostomia:

The following list of medical conditions have Xerostomia 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 Xerostomia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Xerostomia 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?

    What are the alternative names for Xerostomia:

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

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