Dry mouth remedies

Posted by evw100 @ew100, Oct 3, 2020

I have Sjogren's Syndrome that causes dry mouth. I have been using Biotene Oral Balance Dry Mouth Moisturizing Gel to help me sleep at night. I put 1/2" on my tongue and my saliva started to flow and it sting my throat when I swallowed it. May be the strong sweetness irritate my throat? Wonder if you have the same experience?
Also, any recommendation for products that you use that help your dry mouth will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

(Cont…) Tumbler gets knocked over the water that escapes is merely a few drops! I should've done this years ago! Do try the Biotene spray. It's the only thing thats helped me…

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My dentist recommended Xylomelt mints. I get them on Amazon. I have Sjogren's and developed lichens plenas. It does help with dry mouth.

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Why not just use bottled water with replaceable caps beside your bed?

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I have dry mouth due to a medication I am on. After several tries to find something for relief, I found that sour candies work for me as they stir up the saliva. Perhaps that might work for you?

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I also have dry mouth/thick sticky saliva following head/neck radiation. My oral oncologist recommended OraCoat XyliMelts Dry Mouth Relief Oral Adhering Discs (I buy via Amazon). They stick to your gum once applied, and provide lasting relief for me. Available in 2 flavors, they are sugarless so as to not impact your dental health.

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My dentist recommended these…come with a small container to keep by beside. I get it off Amazon. I love these.

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@funcountess

Hello joybringer1,
That was some freak accident you had at your friends house in Santa Fe.
Just curious, why did she give you a metal container?
Did she not have a glass to give you?
Glad you are o.k., but sadly freak Accidents do happen.
Funcountess

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It was the same container I filled with ice and water each day as we set out to view all the wonders of Santa Fe and beyond. It kept the water cool. I suppose I should have asked for a glass, but I did not. Seems stupid now, doesn't it?

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I wonder about the contents of Biotene. I have it, I got it at WalMart. I read on the contents that it contains paraben. I read another article which I had written down in a personal notebook: Parabens cause cancer. I quit taking my Biotene. Can anyone answer that?

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I have had Sjogren's for over 40 years. My dentist told me to use all the Biotene products as most toothpastes have an ingredient that causes dry mouth. At night I use the Biotene mouth spray and spray my mouth a lot at night. Because with Sjogren's you often have a dry cough, I use the mouth spray when I have procedures like an MRI. The anesthesiologist for my cataract surgery had me spray my mouth a lot before the surgery to prevent my coughing. Many people with Sjogren's suffer from tooth decay but I have had only a few problems. My dentist said to drink lots of water and use these Biotene products. I use the gel when I have mouth sores and it really helps. Good luck.

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@woogie

I wonder about the contents of Biotene. I have it, I got it at WalMart. I read on the contents that it contains paraben. I read another article which I had written down in a personal notebook: Parabens cause cancer. I quit taking my Biotene. Can anyone answer that?

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Maybe I can Wookiee, my relative is a retired cancer specialist, I called hiM to answer. He said the less chemicals. we Use the better.
He suggest water, and chewing gum should help. At night cold water.
It’s important to always read labels.

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@woogie

I wonder about the contents of Biotene. I have it, I got it at WalMart. I read on the contents that it contains paraben. I read another article which I had written down in a personal notebook: Parabens cause cancer. I quit taking my Biotene. Can anyone answer that?

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@woogie Hi that is why my Dr suggested I get ACT mouthwash because of the parabans in Biotene so I only use ACT now and there lozengers

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@kathymcl

I have dry mouth due to a medication I am on. After several tries to find something for relief, I found that sour candies work for me as they stir up the saliva. Perhaps that might work for you?

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Hi Kathymcl
I hope the sour Candy is sugar free.
Too much sugar in your mouth is not healthy.
I went to Walmart today, and learned a few things. Act lozenges have carnival wax in them the same as paraben in biotene. So it’s really 6 of one and half dozen of other.
Both products are basically the same.
chewing gum and water could be the lesser of the 2 evils.
The pharmacist in Walmart said the sprays are good, as they sell the most sprays over everything else, but that could be just the area.
As you know carnuba wax is what they use on cars.
I did find an alcohol free product call Toms of Maine. Don’t know much about it.
Hope the little info. Is a help.

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@funcountess

Hi Kathymcl
I hope the sour Candy is sugar free.
Too much sugar in your mouth is not healthy.
I went to Walmart today, and learned a few things. Act lozenges have carnival wax in them the same as paraben in biotene. So it’s really 6 of one and half dozen of other.
Both products are basically the same.
chewing gum and water could be the lesser of the 2 evils.
The pharmacist in Walmart said the sprays are good, as they sell the most sprays over everything else, but that could be just the area.
As you know carnuba wax is what they use on cars.
I did find an alcohol free product call Toms of Maine. Don’t know much about it.
Hope the little info. Is a help.

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I have another problem to add to the dry mouth issue. I have GERD, and artificial sweeteners are on the no no list. So is chewing gum. So I am constantly looking for something to put in my mouth. Anyone else with this problem?
El

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@funcountess

Hi Kathymcl
I hope the sour Candy is sugar free.
Too much sugar in your mouth is not healthy.
I went to Walmart today, and learned a few things. Act lozenges have carnival wax in them the same as paraben in biotene. So it’s really 6 of one and half dozen of other.
Both products are basically the same.
chewing gum and water could be the lesser of the 2 evils.
The pharmacist in Walmart said the sprays are good, as they sell the most sprays over everything else, but that could be just the area.
As you know carnuba wax is what they use on cars.
I did find an alcohol free product call Toms of Maine. Don’t know much about it.
Hope the little info. Is a help.

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@ funcountess I have the toothpaste also as well as mouthwash they both burn maybe that just me but they burn mouth my mouth

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@elmay

I have another problem to add to the dry mouth issue. I have GERD, and artificial sweeteners are on the no no list. So is chewing gum. So I am constantly looking for something to put in my mouth. Anyone else with this problem?
El

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Hi elmay,
No artificial sweeteners for you. Will make your condition worse. If you are able try and get the attention of a pharmacist at Walmart, Target or where ever you shop. Take a few things off the shelf and take to the pharmacy dept, and discuss what will work for you. Best in early morning, or before they close.
Like anything else some pharmacist are willing to help, and others could care less.
I’m sure something will help.
Funcountess

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