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Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is also called xerostomia. It often occurs when the salivary gland is unable to produce enough saliva in the mouth. It can also be due to dehydration, Sjogren's syndrome, diabetes, side effects of certain medications, nerve damage, and chemotherapy. The symptoms are dryness in the mouth, throat, raw tongue, bad breath, and frequent thirst. Drinking water frequently, avoiding certain medications, chewing sugarless gums, and improving overall oral health helps to treat it.

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Is my extremely dry mouth due to the Botox treatment which I took two months ago?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an extremely dry mouth with no saliva at all. I have been seeing a rheumatologist because I thought the dry mouth was from Sjogren, and so did they. But I just got a lip biopsy which said it is not due to Sjogren. The only thing I can think of is that this all happened about one...  Read Full »

Dr. Kuljyot Bajaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. May I please ask you a bit more about your symptoms? Has this been the first episode of dryness? If you think it is related to Botox injection, then how many days following injection did you start feeling dry mouth? What was the reason for ...  Read Full »

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