Help with severe dry breath overnight

My husband is stage 4 Hodgkin. He has had six ABVD and two additional AVD only treatments (no Bleomycin).

Currently he is experiencing severe dry mouth overnight. Any connection to the elimination of this drug?

He sips water (many trips to the bathroom). Tried the humidifier (too noisy) Any help with this symptom? ~ Joyce

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  • forme
    forme Member Posts: 1,161 Member
    Dry mouth
    Hi Joyce,
    I have experienced severe dry mouth from receiving rads. It is a real challenge to deal with. Has your husband tried any of the Biotene products. They have one that coats the mouth, sort of like extra saliva. You can find most Biotene products at major drug stores or Target or Walmart in the Dental/toohpaste area. Good luck. Hopefully he will have improvement over time.
    Peaceful healing
    Lisha
  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178
    forme said:

    Dry mouth
    Hi Joyce,
    I have experienced severe dry mouth from receiving rads. It is a real challenge to deal with. Has your husband tried any of the Biotene products. They have one that coats the mouth, sort of like extra saliva. You can find most Biotene products at major drug stores or Target or Walmart in the Dental/toohpaste area. Good luck. Hopefully he will have improvement over time.
    Peaceful healing
    Lisha

    Lisha
    Hi Lisha...
    So glad to see you post! I've been wondering how Keith has been doing since his surgery, and also how you are doing with the "watchful waiting". I know when you get "new" news you will share with us, but not hearing from you last week, kind of got me antsy. Some are probaly thinking to themselves "get a life" Sue...ha! I just care..(about everyone) and always hope all is well. Take care...Love...Sue (FNHL-2-3A-6/10)
  • PA_grandma
    PA_grandma Member Posts: 48
    allmost60 said:

    Lisha
    Hi Lisha...
    So glad to see you post! I've been wondering how Keith has been doing since his surgery, and also how you are doing with the "watchful waiting". I know when you get "new" news you will share with us, but not hearing from you last week, kind of got me antsy. Some are probaly thinking to themselves "get a life" Sue...ha! I just care..(about everyone) and always hope all is well. Take care...Love...Sue (FNHL-2-3A-6/10)

    Thanks, Lisha for your
    Thanks, Lisha for your information about Biotine. I will go to Walmart today.
    (I also join Sue in hoping your news is 'good') ~ Joyce
  • miss maggie
    miss maggie Member Posts: 929
    allmost60 said:

    Lisha
    Hi Lisha...
    So glad to see you post! I've been wondering how Keith has been doing since his surgery, and also how you are doing with the "watchful waiting". I know when you get "new" news you will share with us, but not hearing from you last week, kind of got me antsy. Some are probaly thinking to themselves "get a life" Sue...ha! I just care..(about everyone) and always hope all is well. Take care...Love...Sue (FNHL-2-3A-6/10)

    Lisha
    Hi Sue,

    My thoughts match yours exactly. I didn't want to intrude on Lisha, so I kept quiet.
    I feel when she is ready, we will hear from her.

    Love Maggie