oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - How to treat a dry mouth : oral care
|Article Title||How to treat a dry mouth : oral care|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmacist's Assistant|
|Affiliations||1 Amayeza Information Centre|
|Publication Date||Autumn 2013|
|Pages||24 - 26|
|Keyword(s)||A dry mouth, Cancer therapy, Dehydration, Diseases, Infection, Medication, Nerve problems and Salivary duct obstructions|
Dry mouth syndrome, also known as xerostomia, is a condition in which the mouth is unusually dry as a result of reduced or absent saliva flow. Usually, it is a symptom of an underlying problem, rather than a disease itself. Various factors can cause a persistently dry mouth, including prescription medications, medical treatments and certain autoimmune diseases.
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