Why does the back of my mouth feel dry?
Dry mouth can be due to certain health conditions, such as diabetes, stroke, yeast infection (thrush) in your mouth or Alzheimer’s disease, or due to autoimmune diseases, such as Sjogren’s syndrome or HIV/AIDS. Snoring and breathing with your mouth open also can contribute to dry mouth.
What were your first symptoms of Sjögren’s?
Symptoms of Sjogren’s syndrome
- swelling and tenderness of the glands around your face, neck, armpits and groin.
- tiredness (fatigue)
- dry skin or rashes.
- joint pain and general achiness.
- dryness of the nose, ear and throat.
- vaginal dryness.
- bowel irritation.
What does Sjögren’s joint pain feel like?
Your joints may be painful and swollen due to inflammation, or you might feel that various parts of your body, such as your muscles, are achy and tender.
What can mimic Sjogren’s?
“It can be challenging to recognize and diagnose because many conditions can mimic Sjögren’s, including normal age-related dryness of the eyes and mouth, side-effects of certain medications (like antidepressants), infections or other autoimmune diseases, lymphoma and other hematologic malignancies,” Dr. Vina said.
How can I hydrate my tongue?
Vyas suggests the following:
- Stay hydrated. Drink sips of water throughout the day.
- Chew gum or suck on hard candy.
- Avoid alcohol, caffeine and acidic juices.
- Moisten your food.
- Don’t smoke or use chewing tobacco.
- Use a humidifier.
- Brush your teeth after each meal.
- Talk to your doctor.
What causes dry mouth, joint pain and spasms?
WebMD Symptom Checker helps you find the most common medical conditions indicated by the symptoms dry mouth, joint pain (fingers), joint pain (knee (patella)) and muscle cramps or spasms (painful) including Leg cramps, Low potassium (hypokalemia), and Osteoarthritis.
What are the side effects of dry mouth?
Dry mouth can also be a side effect of muscle relaxants and sedatives. Side effect of certain diseases and infections. Dry mouth can be a side effect of medical conditions, including Sjögren’s syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, anemia, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and mumps.
What causes pain and swelling in the mouth?
Dry mouth syndrome (xerostomia) People with dry mouth syndrome have a chronic feeling of dryness in their mouths. Septic arthritis Septic arthritis, a joint infection, causes severe pain, swelling, redness, and warmth in the joint and fever.
Why do I have dry mouth when I have diabetes?
There are several reasons why you may experience dry mouth if you have diabetes. You may experience it if you’re dehydrated or your blood sugar levels are constantly high. Dry mouth may also occur because of the medications you take. Taking steps to manage your diabetes will help reduce your risk for dry mouth.