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Always thirsty... dry throat amd mouth watch

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    Hey,

    This is getting really annoying...I've been having a dry throat + mouth for the past 6 months now and I have to have a bottle of water with me all the time. It's not that I'm thirsty but I just have a sip every 10 mins to stop my throat + mouth from being so dry. Any suggestions as to what to do?

    Thanks to all who reply :cool:
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    Do you breathe through your mouth or nose, because breathing through your mouth can lead to dry mouth and throat.
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    Suggestion wise (which I forgot to add) - chew on sugar free gum or something similar so that you produce more saliva.
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    I would go and see a doctor, just to rule out it's not anything to worry about.
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    I know quite a few people who suffer from diabetes and they are always commenting about how dry their mouths are and how they feel thirsty all the time - as Manatee said, you should probably see the doctor just to make sure it's nothing serious.
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    I second the diabetes, hope it isn't though.
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    Thanks everyone...I will prob see the GP
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    Yes, see your doctor. In the meantime, try and lower your salt and/or sugar intake if you eat a lot of junk food etc. Don't try and cut them out completely though, that's not healthy.
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    drink water
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    (Original post by Mushu)
    Thanks everyone...I will prob see the GP
    No "probably" - make an appointment tomorrow, for your peace of mind as much as anything else.
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    Now that is a CLASSIC symptom of diabetes.
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    (Original post by Jack_Bauer)
    Now that is a CLASSIC symptom of diabetes.
    Please don't give out diagnoses over the internet.

    Yes, excessive thirst is a symptom of diabetes, but this means drinking bucketloads, not just having to sip every so often to sooth his throat. Also large quantities of urine produced - are you getting this too? (to the original poster)
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Please don't give out diagnoses over the internet.

    Yes, excessive thirst is a symptom of diabetes, but this means drinking bucketloads, not just having to sip every so often to sooth his throat. Also large quantities of urine produced - are you getting this too? (to the original poster)
    Like I said in the original post, it's not that I'm thirsty...I just have severe dryness. I really doubt its diabetes but I'll go to the GP soon...
 
 
 
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