Simple Tips on How to Get Rid of Cottonmouth

 

man without water to help him with cottonmouth

You just started an epic night of partying and you are well on your way to the high of the century when all of a sudden your euphoria is interrupted by a cottonmouth.

You feel like you just rinsed your mouth with a cup of sand, and each breath you take only makes things worse.

It is becoming challenging to swallow and your lips are constantly getting stuck to your dry teeth too.

Whether you call it dry mouth or cotton mouth, it definitely sucks big time! Let’s discuss some simple ways how to get rid of cottonmouth.

Why is My Mouth So Dry?

This dry feeling in your mouth is referred to as xerostomia by physicians, and it can become quite uncomfortable for many.

The saliva has dried up and you are not only having difficulties swallowing, you can’t even chew your food because everything is so dry.

This sticky and dry feeling in your mouth can also lead to a severe sore throat if you are not taking the steps to get some immediate relief.

The longer the symptoms persist, the more likely you are to develop bad breath as a result.

The condition was brought on my a lack of drinking water combined with smoking, which dries out the mucous membranes in the mouth.

How to Get Rid of Cottonmouth

It doesn’t matter if you are hitting a mini bong, smoking a joint, or dragging from a vape pen, you are going to experience some degree of cottonmouth.

To get rid of that nasty feeling in your mouth, start by drinking water.

man with cottonmouth trying to drink water

 

Don’t go crazy here, a little at a time will replenish the body and hydrate the parts of the body that are suffering.

If you are having trouble drinking water, try making an ice tea or lemonade mix to add some flavor to the drink.

There is no permanent cure for the cottonmouth, but drinking water will certainly get you on the road to healing more rapidly than waiting it out.

If you are having trouble drinking water, try making an ice tea or lemonade mix to add some flavor to the drink.

There is no permanent cure for the cottonmouth, but drinking water will certainly get you on the road to healing more rapidly than waiting it out.

Sweetening Things Up a Little

One reason the mouth is so dry is the saliva glands are on standby after your epic smoking session.

There is a little trick to wake them back up and hydrate the mouth naturally.

Grab a sour hard candy like Jolly Ranchers or Sour Heads, because just the thought of sucking on one of those little power snacks will get your mouth watering.

Even before you open the wrapper on the candy you can feel your mouth beginning to spring into action.

Suck on the tastiest flavor you can, and you will feel like your mouth has become a watery oasis compared to that dry desert you have been struggling with.

Your saliva production will instantly increase as soon as the candy hits your tongue.

snacks to get rid off cottonmouth

 

Keep a Snack Closeby

Once you feel your mouth dry out, enjoy another candy to get the moisture to return. If you don’t have a bag of Jolly Rancher’s hiding under the bed, grab a lollypop, Lifesavers, Sweet Tarts, Laffy Taffy, Bottle Caps, Starburst, or even those War Heads sour candies.

These all trigger the saliva gland into immediate production, keeping your mouth moist through the day.

There are plenty of fruity and sour gums that you can keep on hand that will work just as good as hard candy or Skittles.

One thing to focus on when you want to learn how to get rid of cottonmouth, start breathing through your nose more often.

Mouth breathing will dry out the mouth faster, so take deep long breaths through the nose and suck on anything sour.

The next time you light up, be sure to have some water nearby and a bag of some sweet and sour candies.

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