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Health Tip: Moistening a Dry Mouth

Posted 5 days ago by

-- Dry mouth is a common complaint among seniors, and lack of saliva can increase the risk of cavities and other dental problems. The American Dental Association advises: Use a mouthwash, spray or over-the-counter oral moisturizer. Suck on a sugar-free lozenge or chew sugar-free gum. Talk to your doctor about adjusting your medication if that's what's causing dry mouth. Drink water frequently throughout the day. Run a humidifier at home. Restrict foods and beverages that can irritate a dry mouth, such as fruit juices high in acid, coffee, alcohol and carbonated drinks. Read more

Related support groups: Oral and Dental Conditions, Xerostomia, Aphthous Ulcer, Gingivitis, Oral Thrush, Periodontitis, Stomatitis, Prevention of Dental Caries

Health Tip: Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Teeth and Mouth

Posted 10 Aug 2015 by

-- Diabetes, especially when uncontrolled, can cause damage to your mouth and teeth. The website says possible effects of diabetes on the teeth and mouth include: Dry mouth, due to decreased saliva production. Increased risk of cavities due to less saliva. Gingivitis, characterized by bleeding, inflamed gums. Difficulty tasting food. Slower healing of mouth wounds. Increased risk of infection. Among diabetic children. teeth emerging earlier than expected. Read more

Related support groups: Diabetes, Type 2, Metformin, Insulin, Victoza, Oral and Dental Conditions, Xerostomia, Lantus, Januvia, Diabetes, Type 1, Glucophage, Novolog, Glipizide, Toothache, Humalog, Diabetic Neuropathy, Burning Mouth Syndrome, Janumet, Byetta, Glyburide, Actos

Breast-Feeding for 6 Months May Prevent Infant Infections

Posted 28 Sep 2010 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 28 – Children who derive all their nutrition from breast-milk during their first six months of life are less prone to a host of common infections, new Greek research says. And when infection strikes, the ensuing illness is typically less severe among children who are exclusively breast-fed (having ingested no substitute formula) in their first half year, the study authors stated. The research, led by Emmanouil Galanakis from the department of pediatrics at the University of Crete in Heraklion, Greece, is published in the Sept. 28 online edition of the Archives of Disease in Childhood. In 2004, Galanakis and his colleagues looked at the feeding patterns and infection rates among nearly 1,000 Greek infants from birth to 1 year of age. All the infants had received their routine vaccinations and all were deemed to have access to high-quality health care. The study authors ... Read more

Related support groups: Urinary Tract Infection, Otitis Media, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Oral Thrush, Gastroenteritis, Conjunctivitis

Health Tip: Things That Raise Your Risk of Thrush

Posted 7 Aug 2010 by

-- Thrush is a yeast infection that forms in the mouth and on the tongue. The U.S. National Library of Medicine says the following factors can increase your risk of developing thrush: Using steroid medicines. Having HIV/AIDS. Undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Taking medications that suppress your immune system. Having a weakened immune system, which often occurs among infants and the elderly. Being in poor health. Read more

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FDA Approves Oravig (miconazole) Buccal Tablets for Treatment of Oropharyngeal Candidiasis

Posted 18 Apr 2010 by

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 16 /PRNewswire/ – Strativa Pharmaceuticals today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Oravig (miconazole) buccal tablets for the treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis (OPC), more commonly known as thrush, in adults and children age 16 and older. Oravig is the first and only local, oral prescription formulation of miconazole - an antifungal medication - approved for this use in the U.S. Oravig, which adheres to the gum, utilizes innovative buccal tablet technology enabling once-daily dosing that delivers miconazole directly at the local site of infection throughout the day with minimal systemic absorption. Oravig is easy-to-use and provides patients with a flavorless, odorless and convenient treatment option that does not interfere with daily activities such as eating and drinking. Oravig will be offered in a 50 mg dosage ... Read more

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