Mouth Feels Dry, Saliva Is Thick And Hard To Dispose Of Saliva And Tastes Like Acid?
I just recovered from a stroke, about 1 month ago. Now it’s healthy it’s just that I still can’t taste good food. At present my mouth feels dry, saliva is thick and hard to dispose of saliva and tastes like sour. Sometimes they often get thrush. How do I deal with it and what should I do to keep my mouth normal as usual. Eat u0026amp; drink already in a healthy way. Thank you. Please explain and answer.
Hello. Thank you for the questions submitted to HealthReplies.com We can understand the concern you feel.
Stroke is a collection of symptoms / neurological signs that are localized / common, developing fast, decreased brain function, and symptoms last more than 24 hours or cause death. The most common symptoms of a stroke can be identified by the abbreviation FACE, namely F (face, asymmetrical face when smiling), A (arms, one or both hands are difficult to move), S (speech, pelo talk), and T (time, immediately bring to the hospital if the closest person experiences these symptoms). The cause of stroke can be in the form of bleeding in the brain (for example due to brain blood vessels that rupture) or blockage of blood vessels of the brain.
Post-stroke recovery is done after the emergency situation is resolved and the patient is stable for rehabilitation therapy. The purpose of post-stroke recovery is to achieve optimal conditions to be able to move and improve the quality of life of patients. Post-stroke rehabilitation therapy consists of:
Physical therapy (training patients to make simple movements, for example: moving limbs, training to be able to sit, stand and walk)
Speech therapy (train patients to communicate / talk)
Occupational therapy (training patients to be able to eat, drink, clothe, urinate)
Psychological therapy (to help overcome depression that can be experienced by stroke patients)
As for complaints of thrush as you now experience is a wound in the mouth that often results in pain and discomfort. The location of canker sores can be on the gums, lips, tongue, the inside of the cheeks, and the palate. The number of injuries can be one or more. There are a number of possible causes of canker sores, which most often include:
Trauma to the mucous lining of the mouth, for example: accidentally bitten, exposed to braces
Certain diseases or health problems, for example: viral infections, lack of vitamin C or vitamin B12, decreased immune system (such as HIV)
Drug side effects, for example: certain antibiotics, chemotherapy
Psychological conditions, for example: stress
Thrush usually will improve in 1-2 weeks. As a suggestion to help heal ulcer healing, you should take the following steps:
Avoid triggers that aggravate canker sores, such as trauma due to bites
Drinking a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day, it is recommended to use a straw to minimize exposure to wounds that can cause pain
Eat foods that have a soft texture
Use pain relievers such as paracetamol at a dose that follows the rules of use stated on the packaging of the drug
Go to a doctor who treats you if the complaint does not improve within 1-2 weeks or if the complaint is getting annoying / getting worse. To enrich insight, you can read articles about canker sores. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.