A 31-year-old female asked:
what would cause excessive salivation after eating? i take pepcid complete after meals, but i doubt that's the cause of it. someone told me it's probably just my body producing saliva to help aid in the digestion of the food i just ate.... any ideas?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Excessive salivation: I recommend consulting an Otolaryngologist or an oral surgeon to look for salivary gland dysfunction or pathology. Botox injections into the salivary glands are sometimes given to stop excessive salivation. You might have to go to a university hospital department of Otolaryngology or oral surgery to receive such an evaluation and treatment.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
I enjoy sleeping with a body pillow, will that worsen my neck pain during pregnancy?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: I often recommend that pregnant patients sleep with a body pillow as it can help relieve low back pain in pregnancy. Consider a buckwheat stuffed head pillow or foam head pillow if you find you are not getting proper neck support.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
How I prevent bacterial infections caused by my child in putting his dirty fingers in his mouth?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Normal kid behavior: Kids often put their fingers into their mouths. That is normal behavior for children. The best that parents can do is to keep the children's environment fairly clean, and avoid places with obvious disease risks. A parent cannot constantly follow a child around and watch the child's hands, but giving the child gentle instructions every now and then is fine to do.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
What body part produces human growth hormone?
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Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Pituitary gland: Its made by the anterior (front) portion of the pituitary gland. The cells responsible for making gh are called "somatotrophs".
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A 38-year-old member asked:
What is the typical physical therapy protocol for total hip and total knee replacement?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
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A 19-year-old female asked:
I have puss on tonceles and large bumps on back of tongue and throat but don't hurt. Do u know what could be wrong?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Probably normal: If you do not have pain and no fever then this may be normal. All of our tongues have bumps on the back of them and just maybe you never noticed them. The tonsils can collect debris and dead cells that slough off and these can collect as small white plugs in the tonsil itself. If there is no pain it is unlikely that you have an infection.
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Last updated Sep 13, 2020
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