Dry mouth and nose in the older patient

What every PCP should know

Benjamin A. Bassichis, Bradley F. Marple

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Abstract

Dry mouth and dry nose are common complaints among the older population. Dry mouth can be attributed to medical conditions and other underlying causes, whereas dry nose is usually associated with age-related changes in nasal physiology and structure. In both cases, medications can contribute to dryness, so a proper evaluation includes a careful drug review. Management of dry mouth includes hydration and use of mouthwash, sugarless gum, candy, and saliva substitutes. Dry nose can be managed with nasal sprays that moisten the nasal cavity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-35
Number of pages14
JournalGeriatrics
Volume57
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002

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Dry mouth and nose in the older patient : What every PCP should know. / Bassichis, Benjamin A.; Marple, Bradley F.

In: Geriatrics, Vol. 57, No. 10, 01.10.2002, p. 22-35.

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Bassichis, Benjamin A. ; Marple, Bradley F. / Dry mouth and nose in the older patient : What every PCP should know. In: Geriatrics. 2002 ; Vol. 57, No. 10. pp. 22-35.
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