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Frequent mouth dryness causing difficulty in speaking. Cause and remedy?

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I have problems with my mouth going dry frequently within hours . When i conduct presentations for over an hour , i am hardly able to speak after an hour until i drink some fluids.
Posted Sat, 8 Jun 2013 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Qazi Ammara 59 minutes later
Hello there,

Welcome to the Forum,

Dry mouth is medically termed as Xerostomia in which person does not have enough saliva to keep his mouth wet. There are many causes of Dry mouth like prolonged use of certain medications like antihistamines, decongestants, diabetes, salivary gland disorders. It produces unpleasent symptoms like thick saliva, chapped lips, difficulty in swallowing and speaking and increased amounts of dental issues.

The treatment to this condition is symptomatic that is treatment can be rendered according to the cause such as stress reduction, treatment of underlying medical condition, suplements for nutritional deficiencies.

You can reduce the discomfort by the following steps;
-sip water frequently.
-take multivitamin suplements.
-avoid spicy foods.
-avoid alochol and smoking as it may worsen the condition.
-avoid harsh mouthwashes.
-brush your teeth regularly and maintain a good oral hygiene.
-if having the use of above medications or any systemic conditions consult to the
Physician and get the treatment done.

The condition may get over in its own time, avoiding stress and anxiety will help further.

Hope this answered your query.
If you have more queries, i will be happy to help!

Take care!
Dr Qazi.
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