Cure my dry mouth.
November 19, 2010 1:57 PM Subscribe
What must I do to cure my dry mouth?
posted by dvrcthewrld to Health & Fitness (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 25, and until I was about 21 I never had dry mouth. Some mornings I would wake up with a little drool on my pillow, but since my dry mouth began that has never happened. (I'm not saying that I want it to happen, but it's worth noting.) I now wake every morning with a dry mouth, and my mouth is relatively dry all day.
It definitely wasn't alcohol that started it, and even if I go a month without a drop of alcohol it changes nothing.
I think, though I'm not certain, that my dry mouth started after my first ever penicillin prescription.
I've tried a million things already, only one has ever made a difference. I switched from a multi-vitamin with iron to one without iron; that change brought relief from canker sores though, not the dry mouth.
I'll list things I have ruled out by experience: toothpaste, mouth wash, vitamins, medicines/drugs, alcohol, pop, dehydration, sugar, and some others.
This has plagued me for years, and I'm sick of it. The real downside is the intermittent bad breath which was never a problem before the dry mouth started. I think diet is the only thing that might help, as I've tried every hygiene option. (By the way, my teeth and gums are in excellent health, so says my dentist.)