• I really need some tips for dry mouth! This is driving me nuts!

    Asked by frogger on Monday, July 16, 2012

    I really need some tips for dry mouth! This is driving me nuts!

    18 Answers from the Community

    18 answers
    • pinklady's Avatar
      pinklady

      I drink alot of lemonade!!

      almost 5 years ago
    • packerbacker's Avatar
      packerbacker

      I drink tons of water! Another thing is a medication called Pilocarpine (Salagen) that helps with saliva production. I tried it, but I sweated so much I stopped it. There is spray saliva you can get at your local drugstore or these tablets called OraMoist, which you stick on your inner cheek and they help to increase mouth moisture (also drugstore). I carry the spray saliva with me, but I basically drink tons of water. Hopefully, it's not a permanent thing for you! Good luck!

      almost 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      My first go with radiation 24 years ago, my saliva glands came back. I used the Salagen described above. this latest go with it 3.5 years ago, really zapped them, I still have dry mouth, my teeth have fallen apart, I am having to have them all pulled. Cant eat anything thats the least bit dry, even a moist snack cake is a ball of dry bread. I have to swig water to eat most anything. Caseroles are my friend... I have used the biomoist, or something like that, spray, I cant tell if it works, my best advice, keep a bottle of water on hand, swish it around your mouth after everytime you eat or drink anything. That will help keep your teeth from falling apart.
      Good Luck to you, I hope you recover fantastically!

      almost 5 years ago
    • shineon6's Avatar
      shineon6

      There is Biotene mouth rinse and toothpaste that helped a little. Mi Paste from the dentist helped a lot more! I used both. May be able to ask the pharmacist to find the Mi Paste?? good luck!!!!!!
      Keeping your mouth moist will help reduce sores from developing, so don't just dismiss it!

      almost 5 years ago
    • shineon6's Avatar
      shineon6

      There is Biotene mouth rinse and toothpaste that helped a little. Mi Paste from the dentist helped a lot more! I used both. May be able to ask the pharmacist to find the Mi Paste?? good luck!!!!!!
      Keeping your mouth moist will help reduce sores from developing, so don't just dismiss it!

      almost 5 years ago
    • markmather's Avatar
      markmather

      Lemon drops seemed to help keep the saliva flowing. I also chewed some gum but found that it wouldn't last long because I got tired of chewing it. Also drank a huge amount of organic lemonade. Anything sour tasted really good but I have to admit nothing would really quench my thirst. Good luck.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Bellamore's Avatar
      Bellamore

      My acupuncturist said she regularly treats chemo patients for dry mouth. It's expensive, but there are tons of other benefits too.

      almost 5 years ago
    • mccanbl's Avatar
      mccanbl

      I also use Salagen (Pilocarpine) and it works fine, have not problems with sweating. Good luck to you

      almost 5 years ago
    • attypatty's Avatar
      attypatty

      Dear Frogger:
      I have the same problem with the Arimidex I am on. I use the Boitene mouth rinse morning and night and keep a Biotene spray with me to use on the go. You can buy Biotene at Costco, BTW, at the pharmacy desk although no prescription is needed.
      I find it helps a lot with the dry and sticky feeling. It's like a moisturizer for the mouth.
      Fight On,
      Attypatty

      almost 5 years ago
    • nobrand's Avatar
      nobrand

      I also use the Biotene mouth rinse, and it helps a whole bunch! Sometimes it can get pretty bad, so I keep water near at all times.

      almost 5 years ago
    • briddell's Avatar
      briddell

      lemon drops, the hard cancdy works well.

      almost 5 years ago
    • briddell's Avatar
      briddell

      lemon drops, the hard candy

      almost 5 years ago
    • Willow67's Avatar
      Willow67

      I use Biotene mouthwash and toothpaste for dry mouth

      almost 5 years ago
    • chrisco's Avatar
      chrisco

      sugar free popsicles lemonade too acidity

      almost 5 years ago
    • Marvelous' Avatar
      Marvelous

      Biotene toothpaste plus sodium fluoride spearmint toothpaste. Requires prescription.

      over 4 years ago
    • booboo's Avatar
      booboo

      I used a product called Oasis Dry Mouth Spray. It really helped, especially at night.

      over 4 years ago
    • frannorm's Avatar
      frannorm

      Try the gum Spry, there is also a mouth spray . the mouth wash name byotene is also good.

      almost 4 years ago
    • marynock's Avatar
      marynock

      Always keep a bottle of water on hand, and chewing gum helps or sucking on a hard candy too.

      almost 4 years ago

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