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Dry Mouth and Excessive Thirst

Okay. Dry mouth with parotid swelling on both sides can be seen with:

- Viral infections, such as mumps

- Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune condition marked by dry eyes, dry mouth, arthritis, lung problems, and abnormal antibodies in the blood

- Sarcoidosis, a condition that usually causes enlarged lymph nodes in the chest (which can easily be seen on a chest x-ray) and can sometimes cause parotid enlargement

- Amyloidosis, in which an abnormal protein deposits in tissues throughout the body

- High blood triglyceride levels, one of the blood lipids that is part of a full cholesterol panel

- Alcohol abuse

- Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia; recurrent self-induced vomiting can lead to parotid enlargement, though dry mouth is not a common symptom in this situation

Talk to your doctor about the swelling you've had in your salivary glands and about these possible causes.

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Do you have heart, kidney, or liver failure?

Yes, I have heart, kidney, or liver failure.

No, I don't have any of those.

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