Dry mouth

The dry mouth , or xerostomia , consists of a marked dryness of the oral mucosa , due to the lack of salivation. If severe, the disturbance could involve difficulty in swallowing and communicating . Certain medications (such as diuretics or antihistamines), trauma or emotional factors are among the causes of dry mouth.

What are the remedies for dry mouth?

Chewing a chewing gum can fight dry mouth, promoting salivation. Alternatively, humidifying sprays are also useful . A tip for those suffering from this disorder is to breathe through the nose , to ensure an adequate level of humidity in the environment in which you live and to abandon the habit of smoking.

What are the diseases associated with dry mouth?

The pathologies associated with dry mouth are:

  • diabetes
  • cystic fibrosis
  • hyperthyroidism
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • mumps (mumps)

It should be noted that this list is not exhaustive, it is therefore advisable to contact your doctor if the symptom persists.

Dry mouth, when to go to your doctor?

If the disorder is linked to trauma or diseases associated with dry mouth , it will be good to seek medical advice.

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