Is there a vaccine for dry mouth?

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There is no vaccine for dry mouth, a condition that creates unusual dryness in the mouth, but you can help prevent it by avoiding the things that cause it. Try not to use too many antihistamines or cold medicines because they can lead to dry mouth. If a medicine you take is causing symptoms of dry mouth, ask your doctor if you can try a different drug. Dry mouth usually results from the side effects of medications to treat illnesses such as diarrhea, urinary incontinence, depression, anxiety, Parkinson's disease, and allergies. Your doctor may adjust your dosage to treat your symptoms of dry mouth.

There is no vaccine available for dry mouth, or xerostomia. However, you may benefit from certain medications that promote the production of saliva. You may also want to speak to your doctor about changing any medications that may be causing your chronic dry mouth.

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Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

If you've ever taken an antihistamine, decongestant, antidepressant or a number of other drugs, you may have experienced dry mouth (xerostomia). Dry mouth is caused by a lack of saliva or your saliva may feel thick and stringy. Si...

de effects of medication are the most common cause of dry mouth. Fortunately there are remedies for dry mouth; talk to your doctor if symptoms are severe. Learn more about preventing and treating dry mouth with expert advice from Sharecare.
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