Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2

A to Z Challenge: X is for Xerostomia #atozchallenge

Xerostomia is dry mouth.  It is the condition of not having enough saliva to keep the mouth wet.  Xerostomia can be caused by medication(s).  It is also a symptom of Sjogren's Syndrome, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and salivary gland disorders.

Xerostomia can be treated by chewing sugarless gum, drinking plenty of water, and staying away from tobacco and alcohol.  There are also special mouth rinses available such as Biotene, which can be purchased at any grocery store, pharmacy or Wal-Mart-type store.

Here are some links about xerostomia:

http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/topics/drymouth/

http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/DryMouth/DryMouth.htm

http://www.uic.edu/classes/peri/peri343/xerost/xerost1.htm

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-mouth/basics/definition/con-20035499

http://www.biotene.com/dry-mouth-causes

Comments

  1. I am learning a lot of new words starting with X today, including "xerostomia,"
    most of which sound like big words.

    Have a wonderful day.

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