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What could be causing increased saliva production?

What could be causing increased saliva production?

Many things: Many things cause an increase in salivary production.


Dentures that are new or don't fit well
gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Infection in your mouth or throat
medications, such as clonazepam, .
Pregnancy, are just a few.

You should consult your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What could cause a fecal/mothball taste in back of throat, increased saliva, which is made stronger with sugar intake and fades with no sugar intake?

What could cause a fecal/mothball taste in back of throat, increased saliva, which is made stronger with sugar intake and fades with no sugar intake?

Bad taste: Have you had your teeth cleaned recently? Dental problems can cause this. So can allergies, post nasal drip, acid reflux, metabolic diseases, and others. See a dentist or your primary care for an exam to find the answer. ...Read more

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After evening meal I have increased saliva. Is this normal?

Salivary flow: When you eat a meal, the flow of saliva from your salivary glands is stimulated to increase. This is normal. I don't know why it would be particularly increased in the evenings, though. However, it doesn't sound like anything to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Following evening meal I have increased saliva., what to do?

Following evening meal I have increased saliva., what to do?

Saliva: Saliva is an essential part of the digestion process and critical to the health of the teeth and gums. It is produced as a result of ingesting food. That is what is supposed to happen. Saliva is good while the lack of a sufficient amount of saliva is big concern. Be grateful you don't suffer from dry mouth. If you have any other symptoms or concerns, have your dentist and physician examine you. ...Read more

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Can pain medicines cause extra saliva when you come off of them?

Can pain medicines cause extra saliva when you come off of them?

Probably: Tearing, runny nose and salivation and muscle pain as well as nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea are common. You may have a racing, pounding heart with elevated blood pressure, anxiety, agitation and goose bumps, . ...Read more

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What causes extra saliva in the mouth at night?

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Could be many things: Besides sinus issues, infections, gastric reflux and drug side effects which should be rulled out with an examination, I have found that the most common cause is an ill fitting denture, temporary flipper, mouthguard or sleep apnea device. Also there are many different rare causes of excessive saliva that include things like parkinsons disease, and myasthenia gravis. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Cause for weird taste in mouth soapy taste extra saliva?

Cause for weird taste in mouth soapy taste extra saliva?

Medications, illness: Side effects for many medicines include taste in mouth. Always good to be evaluated if it persists very long! ...Read more

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Can jaw pain cause extra saliva?

Can jaw pain cause extra saliva?

No: Jaw pain itself would not cause extra saliva, but do to the saliva glands around your jaw being the problem you may be having pain. You may have pain due to an mouth lesion such as an apthous ulcer. See your physician. ...Read more

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Does increased saliva production in my mouth necessarily mean I will get cavities?

Does increased saliva production in my mouth necessarily mean I will get cavities?

Quite the opposite: Having a lot of saliva is good when it comes to preventing cavities. It may be more annoying and there could be a reason for the large saliva production. But...Having little or no saliva flow is what causes cavities. Saliva production decreases with sleep and this is the main reason the profession tells you to brush your teeth at nite. Drugs can help reduce saliva if it is too excessive. ...Read more

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I have swollen saliva glands nda increased saliva after tongue piercing. How can I stop this?

I have swollen saliva glands nda increased saliva after tongue piercing. How can I stop this?

Remove tongue bar: How long ago was your tongue pierced? If you remove the tongue bar, your increased salivary flow might reduce. ...Read more

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Can an upset stomach cause extra saliva?

Yes: Gastroesophageal reflux disease can cause extra saliva. ...Read more

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Throat spasms? With eating occ. Feels like food gets stuck, increased saliva, , lasts, <5 min no residual symptoms What could it be?

Throat spasms? With eating occ. Feels like food gets stuck, increased saliva, , lasts, <5 min no residual symptoms What could it be?

Esophageal stricture: Likely to be esophageal Ring so called a Shatski Ring or other strictures are the cause of your dysphagia or swallowing difficulty. See a gastroenterology specialist for a endoscopy soon. ...Read more

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Feeling a little sick. Increased saliva production, swallowing excessively making it hard to sleep, burping more. Swallowing leading to nausea.

Feeling a little sick. Increased saliva production, swallowing excessively making it hard to sleep, burping more. Swallowing leading to nausea.

Multiple causes: Certain drugs can do it, mettalic taste & increased salivation due to vitamin defeciency. Need to check your diet intake and consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause a lump in the throat feeling w/ extra saliva? It's making me nauseous. I try to burp it away, but it doesn't help. Stress? Indigestion?

What can cause a lump in the throat feeling w/ extra saliva? It's making me nauseous. I try to burp it away, but it doesn't help. Stress? Indigestion?

Too many: There are too many possibilities to list in this limited forum. As a general rule any pain, bleeding or (as in your case) swelling should be investigated. Please call your primary care physician. Referral to an ear/nose/throat specialist may be a viable option. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I have so much extra saliva that I drool?

That's healthy!: You're lucky. Saliva is a precious commodity. Just ask someone who has a dry mouth. Swallow more often. ...Read more

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Why do I have so much extra saliva when I wake up?

Why do I have so much extra saliva when I wake up?

Count it a blessing!: Count it a blessing! saliva is your friend.... Without it your mouth becomes acidic because there is no way to flush the bacteria and balance the ph. The acidity causes tooth decay! ...Read more

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I feel like I have extra saliva trapped in my cheek?

I feel like I have extra saliva trapped in my cheek?

Parotid Gland Stone: Your cheeks contain the largest salivary glands in your body--the parotid glands. If they are swollen with saliva, you may have a sialolith (a stone in the duct that blocks the escape of saliva from the inside cheeks). A dentist or oral surgeon can examine or take an xray of the area to confrim this. ...Read more

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I am 22 years old male and I have a lot of extra saliva I have to spit what can be causing this?

Don't spit: Spitting is a habit not a necessity. Swallowing works just as well. As you have created a habit of spitting you also increase your saliva flow. As you decrease your spitting your saliva flow will adjust, and people around you will be a lot more comfortable. ...Read more

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What do I do about extra saliva and mucus from hiv?

What do I do about extra saliva and mucus from hiv?

See your doctor: Dry mouth causes decay. It is highly likely that the cocktail of medications you are taking are reducing your salivary flow, and as a result the usually thicker saliva produced in certain salivary glads is not moist enough and not being diluted enough for normal comfort. Have your dentists and your doctor discuss your case together and see if there is a different regime that works better for you.

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Why do some people produce extra saliva in their mouth?

Why do some people produce extra saliva in their mouth?

Body produces it: Excessive saliva can be caused by either an increase in your body's production of saliva or a decrease in your ability to swallow or keep saliva in your mouth. ...Read more

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I have a lot of extra saliva in my mouth. Why do I have so much in my mouth?

I have a lot of extra saliva in my mouth. Why do I have so much in my mouth?

A good thing.: Saliva is a beneficial thing, some people don't produce enough. Without it the teeth would not have any defense against tooth decay and the acids from the foods that we eat and drink.
Your system may just need to create more then you think is needed to take care of the environment in your mouth. Of course when there is a signifcant problem it is always good to have it evaluated by your dentist. ...Read more

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Extra saliva and mucus from HIV treatment?

Extra saliva and mucus from HIV treatment?

Not common: Having extra saliva and mucus as a result of HIV treatment is very uncommon and not something I have seen in my patients on HIV treatment. ...Read more

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When your mouth is numb, is there extra saliva?

When your mouth is numb, is there extra saliva?

Yes and No: Not extra but you cannot feel the build up and therefore do not swallow whichis what you do without thinking during the day. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my mouth gets extra saliva when I chew gum?

Why might it be that my mouth gets extra saliva when I chew gum?

Chewing: Chewing gum will stimulate the production of saliva because your mouth thinks it is food. So salavia is produced. Saliva contains enzymes to start the digestion process. This is a natural process. Many people with dry mouths will chew gum just to make more saliva. ...Read more

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Why do some people have extra saliva in their mouth and does that affect cavities?

Extra saliva: Saliva has various components in it and yes having extra saliva could be good for less cavity's as it helps wash away the sticky food. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have extra saliva after root canal therapy?

Is it normal to have extra saliva after root canal therapy?

Yes: Any time that work is being done in the oral cavity there can be an increase in salivary flow. Not to worry. ...Read more

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I have extra saliva and a really nasty perfume taste in my mouth. What could be wrong?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of extra saliva in my mouth?

Swallow it!: Saliva is a great thing which helps you begin to digest foods and helps you fight tooth decay! There are many who are on medications or have had radiation or chemotherapy which has reduced or dried up their saliva! They would love to have your "problem"! ...Read more

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Extra saliva, sometimes thick, spitting white mucus. Is it a stomach problem?

Extra saliva, sometimes thick, spitting white mucus. Is it a stomach problem?

Difficult to diagnos: From the brief description. Would start off with an evaluation by your physician. Could be a host of things. Sorry I can't be more specific. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am experiencing extra saliva and mouth tingling. I gave oral to bf and he was using spermicide condom. & hv red dots in tip of tongue now?

I am experiencing extra saliva and mouth tingling. I gave oral to bf and he was using spermicide condom. & hv red dots in tip of tongue now?

Here are some...: Is this the first time you have experienced? By the sequence of events, what you feel now is most likely related to combined effect of oral sex under using spermicide condom... So, if bearable, just wait and see. If unbearable or fast worsening, seek attention timely. To get all care things done correctly, follow instructions described in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Best to safety.. ...Read more

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I am experiencing mouth sores, tongue problems (quality: smooth, sore) and extra saliva. The following also describes me: Mouth Pain. What should...

I am experiencing mouth sores, tongue problems (quality: smooth, sore) and extra saliva. The following also describes me: Mouth Pain. What should...

See your Dentist: Your Dentist can do a full examination, arrive at a differential diagnosis, and recommend the appropriate treatment. Make sure to take a full list of all meds & supplements, prescription and OTC, that you take. Also note if there has been a change in medications, foods, etc, in the last few days. ...Read more

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How long does increased saliva associated with pregnancy last?

Variable: Hormonal changes/salivary changes are not set in stone and exaclty the same for anyone. Likely it will cont during pregnancy and likely during nursing. Know that increased saliva is only good for your oral health and helps reduce the risk of decay by buffering acidic encounters. ...Read more

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Is extreme pain only on my right side a sign of pregnancy? I have been feeling nausea and have had increased saliva. My symptoms vary each day though

Pain: There are many causes including ovarian cysts, appendicitis among a few. You should check it out as soon as possible. Consider going to the ER today ...Read more

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Increased saliva. White creamy discharge. High soft closed cervix 4 days before AF. Headaches. Fluctuating appetite. Fatigue. Pregnant???

Increased saliva. White creamy discharge. High soft closed cervix 4 days before AF. Headaches. Fluctuating appetite. Fatigue. Pregnant???

Vaginal discharge: The best way to know if you're pregnant is to take a home pregnancy test. You can also get a blood test at your doctor's office. I would go see a doctor about that discharge. ...Read more

Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more


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Extra Saliva (Definition)

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