Does anyone else get cough problems with mint/chewing gum ?

I get a very dry mouth, maybe due to my inhaler (I rinse my mouth afterwards) or due to something else. I've been prescribed saliva replacement gels but they do not work too well. My dentist recommended chewing gum. Trouble is that my cough seems to be exascerbated by the mint or the sweeteners in the gum. Does anyone else get this ?

Anne

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  • I don't get this myself, but have you tried non-mint flavoured gum? i wonder if its to do with the cooling effect? is this an actual thing? I dont know if we just percieve mint as cooling or it somehow does something?

  • I haven't tried non-mint flavoured gum, but that's a good idea for me to try !

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