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Since a child I usually get a type of sore throat that produces excess saliva. Most irritating at night in bed. What is this? It is not mucus/phlegm.

Since a child I usually get a type of sore throat that produces excess saliva. Most irritating at night in bed. What is this? It is not mucus/phlegm.

Hypersecretions: You have hypersecretions of saliva. There a variety of reasons that can cause the condition. Reflux is one reason, poor oral hygiene is another. Your allergies may be a third reason. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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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Is it normal that when I run I get a sore throat and seem to have excess saliva?

Is it normal that when I run I get a sore throat and seem to have excess saliva?

Sore throat: You did not mention how long this has been occurring. I suggest you visit your doctor for a proper assessment. ...Read more

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I am 19 years old and every time I get a sore throat, I produce excess saliva. Why and how can I prevent this? My family members do not get this.

I am 19 years old and every time I get a sore throat, I produce excess saliva. Why and how can I prevent this? My family members do not get this.

Swallowing problem: I can't be specific without examing you, but my guess is that your sore throat is associated with swelling inthe back of your throat. The swelling decreases how quickly you can swallow the saliva that you are producing. I doubt that you are actually producing more saliva-but rather, not swallowing it as easily as normal. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, headache, chest pain & excessive saliva what do I have?

I have a sore throat, headache, chest pain & excessive saliva what do I have?

Infection: A good bet will be a viral throat infection. Excessive salivation is a little worrisome. If you have severe difficulty and pain on swallowing coupled with fever and problem breathing, have yourself checked tonight at the ed as these are symptoms of a peritonsillar abscess. Otherwise, have a strep test done in the morning. ...Read more

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Hi, I have had a sore throat, chesty cough and excess saliva for past week. No pain medication is working. Should I see a doctor?

Hi, I have had a sore throat, chesty cough and excess saliva for past week. No pain medication is working. Should I see a doctor?

Seasonal flu: It is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Roof of mouth is sore and producing excess saliva. Sore throat too. Any ideas anyone?

Roof of mouth is sore and producing excess saliva. Sore throat too. Any ideas anyone?

Lots of ideas: I have lost of ideas, but can't diagnose you over the internet. Viral? Allergies? Strep throat and 100 more possibilities. Your best bet is to see your physician for a definitive diagnosis and treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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all of a sudden I've started to notice I have excess saliva building up In my mouth and find myself constantly swallowing, I also have a sore throat?

all of a sudden I've started to notice I have excess saliva building up In my mouth and find myself constantly swallowing, I also have a sore throat?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold virus, influenza (Tamiflu may be needed), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, is with moderate or high fever, or with much coughing or worrisome symptoms. "Excess saliva" can also occur with huge tonsils or tonsillar abscess. ...Read more

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What can cause a stomach ache, sore throat, and excessive belching?

What can cause a stomach ache, sore throat, and excessive belching?

GERD: Or gastro esophageal reflux disease, lose weight, avoid: too much caffiene, fast food, fried or fatty foods, use OTC Antacids and see your doctor ...Read more

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Hello. I have constipation excessive urination and belching, sore throat, runny nose, almost vomited last night. Any ideas?

Hello. I have constipation excessive urination and belching, sore throat, runny nose, almost vomited last night. Any ideas?

Infection? Diabetes?: These are signs of diabetes. The next possible cause of these symptoms would be a bad urinary tract infection. Either of these means you are to seek out health care at your doctor's office today. ...Read more

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I shared a lollipop with someone and it has his saliva on it. After 6 days post exp., I got a fever. 7th day, I had a sore throat. Is this herpes?

I shared a lollipop with someone and it has his saliva on it. After 6 days post exp., I got a fever. 7th day, I had a sore throat. Is this herpes?

Herpes: No. This is not herpes. It appears that you have a viral infection. If you have a fever and a sore throat, it could also be strep and you may need to be tested and treated with an antibiotic if positive ...Read more

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Could too much saliva be causing sore throat?

Could too much saliva be causing sore throat?

No: Sore throat comes from imflammation or infection, not from the mere presence of saliva. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble producing saliva a sore throat and loss of voice and don't know why?

I'm having trouble producing saliva a sore throat and loss of voice and don't know why?

See a Professional: Sore throat and loss of voice could be symptoms of decrease saliva. Examination is needed to determine cause and proper treatment so that symptoms do not progress. ...Read more

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Have a sore throat. What can I do to relieve the pain from my saliva pooling up while I sleep?

Have a sore throat. What can I do to relieve the pain from my saliva pooling up while I sleep?

Have you tried an: Over the counter analgesic (Tylenol, Advil etc.) or cold preparation? Start with that but if the symptoms persist make an appointment with a health care provider to be fully evaluated. ...Read more

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I've been having small amounts of blood in my saliva and a sore throat. I have a peg tube. Can this somehow be related?

I've been having small amounts of blood in my saliva and a sore throat. I have a peg tube. Can this somehow be related?

PEG blood in saliva: May be from gastritis/ GERD esophagela irritation. Are you on ranitidine or previcid? (PPI or H2 blockers? . Would call you GI doctor today and let him know, as he may add these medications if you are not on them or may wish to do an EGD and see what is there. ...Read more

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Chronic sore throet also a cough and hicups with a burp 5+ weeks sore throat reflux if not reflux what could it be not diagnosed?

Chronic sore throet also a cough and hicups with a burp 5+ weeks sore throat reflux if not reflux what could it be not diagnosed?

Sounds like reflux: Putting all the signs together, your throat irritation results from the reflux acid coming up the esophagus and causing painful symptoms. Treatment should include antacids (Tums) and some form of proton pump inhibitor daily like Omeprazole. These both can be obtained over the counter, but a doctor's care will improve your outcome! ...Read more

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The past few days I've had a sharp pain in the left side of my throat like a ulcer, I woke up today with a sore throat and a bit of blood in saliva?

The past few days I've had a sharp pain in the left side of my throat like a ulcer, I woke up today with a sore throat and a bit of blood in saliva?

Infection: What you describe sounds like an infection in the throat, possibly strep or a virus. Go to your doctor to get your throat and neck looked at to see if they can tell you what it is and whether you should get treatment or not. ...Read more

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This morning I awoke with a sore throat- it's hard to swallow and my saliva had grey tinges in it. I also have hayfever? Or is it just a cold?? Thanks

This morning I awoke with a sore throat- it's hard to swallow and my saliva had grey tinges in it. I also have hayfever? Or is it just a cold?? Thanks

Pharyngitis: It's possible that this is due to allergies from postnasal drip and throat irritation. However, viral infections of the throat as well as strep throat can also cause pain. If you have swollen glands in your neck and under your job, a fever, or can see white spots on your tonsils, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is strep throat a symptom of HIV? M-M contact. No penetration. Possible saliva contact with anus. 6 days later, sore throat. Tested + for strep throat

Is strep throat a symptom of HIV? M-M contact. No penetration. Possible saliva contact with anus. 6 days later, sore throat. Tested + for strep throat

Test for HIV: Strep throat is not a sign of HIV, but acute HIV infection can also announce itself as a bad sore throat from which strep may grow. It sounds like your contact was safe, it's too early to be sick from HIV from the guy, and as a grown man you should test for HIV yearly. Many, perhaps most, men do a little safe exploring with a friend at some time. I hope you'll value what happened, and love safely. ...Read more

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For how long an Adenovirus (specifically) Sore Throat will make saliva contagious? Can I infect my eyes with my saliva, after a week for example?

For how long an Adenovirus (specifically) Sore Throat will make saliva contagious? Can I infect my eyes with my saliva, after a week for example?

Explanation: Adenoviral infection usually involved upper respiratory area including eyes, nose and throat. It takes around 7-10 days to clear it out. If eyes have a pus it means you have bacterial infection and need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have sore throat and I looked at my tonsils and they are big, red, bumpy and puffy. I have trouble swallowing my own saliva. Its a reoccurring issue?

Tonsillitis: It sounds like you have recurrent tonsillitis. This can be caused by bacteria (like strep) or, in some cases, a virus like ebv (mono). You should talk to your primary doctor about it, and they may send you to see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Sore throat and pharynx for half a year, phlegm at pharynx -> hem/cough. More burping, but reflux diet/pill didn't help.

Sore throat and pharynx for half a year, phlegm at pharynx -> hem/cough. More burping, but reflux diet/pill didn't help.

Chronic pharyngitis: The issues to be addressed would be whether there is post nasal drip from a nasal or sinus condition, sore throat due to chronic tonsillitis, or if reflux is playing a role. You mentioned being treated for reflux, but may not have been optimal dosing and duration of treatment. You need a good ENT exam, fiber-optic nasophryngoscopy, and then treatment can be properly initiated. ...Read more

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Have GERD, noticed something that feels like obstruction in my throat that gets better when I burp. I also get sore throat and rib pain on both sides.

Have GERD, noticed something that feels like obstruction in my throat that gets better when I burp. I also get sore throat and rib pain on both sides.

Swallowing trouble?: Swallowing trouble can reflect problems when moving food from mouth to upper esophagus (tranfer dysphagia) or when moving food down the esophagus (transit dysphagia). Partial obstruction of esophagus may "hang-up" dry solid foods but typically allow liquids to pass. Motility disorders may "hang-up" both solids as well as liquids. Consider globus, spasm, as well as eosinophilic esophagitis too here. ...Read more

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Sick and very sore throat. Ear pops when I burp, cough or swallow?

Sick and very sore throat. Ear pops when I burp, cough or swallow?

Congestion: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory infection which is causing nasal and upper airway congestion which is blocking off your eustacian tubes. This causes obstruction in the passage of air into the middle ear and leads to the popping sensation. It should get better as the infection runs it's course. An oral or nasal decongestant may give some short term relief. ...Read more

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My daughter, at the age of 11, is having severe chest pains, pain when swallowing, pain when burping, a sore throat, and a cough. Please help. ?

My daughter, at the age of 11, is having severe chest pains, pain when swallowing, pain when burping, a sore throat, and a cough. Please help. ?

Swallowing tube: At her age this is classic for acid reflux irritation of her swallowing tube. Pain is usually just left of the mid chest & sometimes worse with pressure over the left upper abdomen. Tums might provide brief help. Avoid caffeine, carbonation and laying down within an hour of feeding. Set up a visit with her doc to go over the issue. ...Read more

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Hi! I have been having a sore throat for 4 days and a stuffy nose and cold! With my throat I sometimes can't swallow my saliva and water and food some?

Hi! I have been having a sore throat for 4 days and a stuffy nose and cold! With my throat I sometimes can't swallow my saliva and water and food some?

Sore Throat: Yikes! Not good if you feel you can't swallow your own saliva...it could be a wide variety of things including viral like mononucleosis or strept and something serious like an abscess. I would try chloraseptic spray and something cool like Popsicles but please have a parent or guardian take you in to be seen ASAP. Let me know how you are doing if you get a chance. ...Read more

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I had a day of over eating 9 days ago had indigestion pain mildly for a day and have been burping alot since, waterbrash, sore throat nausea. GERD?

I had a day of over eating 9 days ago had indigestion pain mildly for a day and have been burping alot since, waterbrash, sore throat nausea. GERD?

Likely GERD: Symptoms of indigestion (GERD) can include burning chest discomfort, regurgitation, sore throat, belching, water brash, and sometimes nausea or cough. These symptoms can be precipitated by overeating (especially prior to lying down), alcohol, and certain drugs like anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Last night VERY dry mouth, foamy saliva, sore throat, tingly tongue. Every time I was about to fall asleep I felt like I was gonna puke. What is it?!

Last night VERY dry mouth, foamy saliva, sore throat, tingly tongue. Every time I was about to fall asleep I felt like I was gonna puke. What is it?!

Influenza: The common symptoms include dry mouth, nausea, sore throat and a runny or stuffy nose. Get good rest and plenty of fluids to treat the flu. Influenza is viral infection and resolves on its own in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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A lot of burping, fatigue, sore throat & ear (comes and goes) & sometimes choking and coughing when eating. Could this be thyroid or throat related?

A lot of burping, fatigue, sore throat & ear (comes and goes) & sometimes choking and coughing when eating. Could this be thyroid or throat related?

See your DR and get: Checked for thyroid condition, problems with esophagus, vocal cords, stomach; viral infection, menopause etc. Hope u feel better soon! ...Read more

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Felt acid reflux symptom when burping yesterday, got a sore throat, but today left nostril is clogged and clear mucus discharge, is this just a cold?

Felt acid reflux symptom when burping yesterday, got a sore throat, but today left nostril is clogged and clear mucus discharge, is this just a cold?

Probably: Acid reflux could certainly cause some sore throat symptoms, but it'd be less likely to cause nasal congestion and runny nose symptoms. I think you may be right that you're getting a cold. (time will tell!). ...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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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more