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Dry mouth and throat, burn on tongue, no sores

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Posted on Sun, 30 Sep 2012
Question: Having dry mouth for a week now hard to make enough saliva and dryness extends to inner cheek and throat it started a week ago after i smoked about 10 sticks of cigarrete in 2 days long after i quit and had a slight bubrn on my tongue with tea mouth was sore and dry for 2 days after burn i have not smoked again for a week now but dryness is stillvthere a week later now but no sores
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Answered by Dr. Raju A.T (2 hours later)
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Dry mouth could probably be due to temporary inhibition of the salivary glands due to smoking or due to mild persisting infection.

The condition will disappear on its own needing no medication.Gargling with CHLORHEXIDINE antiseptic solution would speed the recovery.Do gargle it twice a day after food for three days , this helps to maintain the health in the oral cavity and helps in recovery.

Hope I answered your query.

Wish you good health.

regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Raju A.T (4 hours later)
How long does the condition usually last?
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Answered by Dr. Raju A.T (20 hours later)
Hi,

Thanks for writing back.

The condition if as doubted caused by smoking or mild infection could last for around 2 to 3 weeks.This duration can be shortened with Chlorhexidine.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Raju A.T (3 hours later)
Ok i used chlorhexadine yesterday and seems to be improvement already thanks
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Answered by Dr. Raju A.T (2 hours later)
You are welcome.

Wish you speedy recovery.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Dry mouth and throat, burn on tongue, no sores

Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Dry mouth could probably be due to temporary inhibition of the salivary glands due to smoking or due to mild persisting infection.

The condition will disappear on its own needing no medication.Gargling with CHLORHEXIDINE antiseptic solution would speed the recovery.Do gargle it twice a day after food for three days , this helps to maintain the health in the oral cavity and helps in recovery.

Hope I answered your query.

Wish you good health.

regards,