My mouth is dry. What can I do?

Your fluid restriction may leave you thirsty or with a dry mouth from time to time. These suggestions may help you feel more comfortable:

  • Rinse your mouth out with water. Spit the water out. Do not swallow.
  • Chill mouthwash and gargle for a fresh feeling.
  • Add a few drops of lemon juice to ice cubes or crushed ice and slowly let the ice melt in your mouth. Remember, 1 cup ice cubes = cup fluid.
  • Suck on hard candies or mints, or chew gum. Sugar free varieties may be more thirst quenching.
  • Suck on lemon or lime slices.
  • Eat frozen grapes or other frozen fruit.
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