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!

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This reminds me of an incident that happened when I was visiting a friend in Santa Fe. I always have water by my table when I go to sleep at night. I did the same thing there only she gave me a metal container without the lid. I reached for it during the night and grabbed it as it fell. The container took a lot of my skin from my forearm and I bled. Not wanting to soil her mat by my bedside, I used the remaining ice to get the blood out of the mat. I usually carry bandaids, but not this trip. I ran my arm under water and used paper towels (that I usually travel with) and rubber bands to "dress" my wound. We went to a drug store the next day and I purchased gauze pads and adhesive tape to properly dress my wounds. Lesson learned: Be prepared for anything!

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@funcountess

Lioness, can you think of anyother place besides Walgreens? I’ll try maybe Target. My neighbor called Ralph’s and Vons just now, and no luck.
She has constant dry mouth from all the meds she must take.
How can such a minor thing, be so annoying?

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@funcountess Sorry late reply phone wasn't working properly but go to cvs ,walmart should have it also .I love the lozengers. Good luck finding them 🙂

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@joybringer1

This reminds me of an incident that happened when I was visiting a friend in Santa Fe. I always have water by my table when I go to sleep at night. I did the same thing there only she gave me a metal container without the lid. I reached for it during the night and grabbed it as it fell. The container took a lot of my skin from my forearm and I bled. Not wanting to soil her mat by my bedside, I used the remaining ice to get the blood out of the mat. I usually carry bandaids, but not this trip. I ran my arm under water and used paper towels (that I usually travel with) and rubber bands to "dress" my wound. We went to a drug store the next day and I purchased gauze pads and adhesive tape to properly dress my wounds. Lesson learned: Be prepared for anything!

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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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I would use Biotin mouth spray. Easy to grab in the dark. With lozenges I'm afraid to go to sleep with them in my mouth.

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Hi All. I use Biotene mouth spray too, with much needed relief! It's better than water but I keep drinking my water too… I am a chronic water-spiller! I finally started using the little Part on the lid that closes up the drinking hole..and now when the

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(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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