Cathy, I have a friend that had radiation on his neck and it affected his salivary glands. He was advised to carry water with a little baking soda in it, just a little to keep his mouth rid of bacteria and moist. Course being a man he carries a Lavoris bottle in the car. At night he was told to use a water pik to irrigate his gums and clean out bacteria because of the lack of saliva and then not eat after that, of course. He feels this has saved his teeth and gums.
Even the Vicks people say not to put in nose because of the mucous membranes being irritated. I don't know about
the one you use. I know I would really be in bad shape with the pine oil as Iam very allergic to pine. I have used a sinus rinse by Neilmed but that is usually for postnasal drip. It works really well. Have you just used anything like AYR gel in your nose. Many people on oxygen have to use it as O2 really drys out your nose and sinuses till they bleed. Most stores have it and it does feel really good and has no petroleum or oil in it. Worth a try.
Having to pee so much does sound like something in your system keeps drying you out but I haven't a clue. Have you cut down on salt intake? I have to pee a lot a couple days after I eat salty stuff but mine is usually from 3AM to 6AM sometimes I got up to 8 times. Good luck
Oh, by the way I, too, have the same feeling in my lip from almost the middle down the side. Mine is from a novacaine shot that damaged the nerve. It has been 7 years now and I think it is time that it wore off. Most the time I don't notice it anymore but once in a while I do. I never have anything normal happen to me. They said this is very rare but I have heard that before with most everything I have had since I was born.
Post Edited (Canyonbabe711) : 7/4/2007 3:20:43 PM (GMT-6)