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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

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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I have thick saliva and mucus in my throat. And also that, etc. What would help my excess saliva and mumbling problem?

I have thick saliva and mucus in my throat. And also that, etc. What would help my excess saliva and mumbling problem?

See an ENT doctor: Or a dentist first. This problem may be due to multiple different causes, including gerd, post-nasal discharge, disease of the salivary glands, gums, etc. You are so close to bloomington that being seen at iu would not be a bad idea. Good luck. ...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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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

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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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Throat hurts and I can't swallow, I also have an excessive saliva build up in my mouth. What could be wrong with me?

Throat hurts and I can't swallow, I also have an excessive saliva build up in my mouth. What could be wrong with me?

Throat pain: Hello. Your sore throat and swallowing difficulty may be due to an infection. It is best to be seen by your doctor. A laryngitis or peritonsilitis could be present. ...Read more

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I have this one dark vein in back of throat. Also it looks like I have red/white craters on my tonsils, and also I see excessive saliva, and sometimes it feels like I have food stuck in throat but when I swallow it won’t go away?

I have this one dark vein in back of throat. Also it looks like I have red/white craters on my tonsils, and also I see excessive saliva, and sometimes it feels like I have food stuck in throat but when I swallow it won’t go away?

Otolaryngologist: Have a thorough examination by an Otolaryngologist. The specks are probably tonsillar stones which are old food and other debris. They are usually insignificant. Anxiety can cause a sensation of a lump in the throat. I doubt that the vein is pathological. For peace of mind an examination by a throat specialist will be helpful. ...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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Burning sensation in nose and throat and excess saliva and snot? I have blowing my nose and spitting every couple minutes for about two hours now.

Burning sensation in nose and throat and excess saliva and snot? I have blowing my nose and spitting every couple minutes for about two hours now.

URI VS. Allergies: It sound like you have either a viral illness causing symptoms of upper respiratory illness OR a sever allergic reaction to the pollen.
Treatment is Symptomatic. Irrigate your nostrils with Nasal Saline several times a day. Use nasal steroids to decrease inflammation of nasal lining. Use OTC day & night formula. See PCP in 24-48 hrs if not improved. ...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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Sudden sore/swollen throat for 1 day. Have excess saliva. Slight runny nose and chest congestion. Any ideas as what it may be?

Sudden sore/swollen throat for 1 day. Have excess saliva. Slight runny nose and chest congestion. Any ideas as what it may be?

Viral infection: Swollen throat, runny nose, and respiratory congestion are signs of respiratory viral infection, usually caused by adenovirus and rhino virus. Strep throat is less likely with the combination of these symptoms. See your doctor if symptoms continue. ...Read more

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Felt anxious, lump in throat, excess saliva. Walked upstairs, felt nausea, sharp pain btwn breasts. Drank H2O, burped. Felt better. PCP say heart ok. Any ideas?

Classic symptoms: Your symptoms are classic for esophagitis. Since you're taking Protonix (pantoprazole) already, you must discuss other therapies with your doctor and/or see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Salty, thick, excessive saliva, trouble swallowing, breathing struggles, excessive sweating on neck and back, foggy headed, blurred vision, etc?

Salty, thick, excessive saliva, trouble swallowing, breathing struggles, excessive sweating on neck and back, foggy headed, blurred vision, etc?

Breathing struggles?: Anytime you have to struggle to breathe, you should go to the emergency room for evaluation and treatment. Call 911 if necessary. ...Read more

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Itchy red bumps on roof of mouth close to throat....and excessive bleeding gums...what could this be??

Itchy red bumps on roof of mouth close to throat....and excessive bleeding gums...what could this be??

Fungal Infection?: The differential diagnosis on this is fairly limited. Most commonly a fungal infection/ allergy can be the culprit. However, it could be something more difficult, such as a herpetic infection, or exotic like pemphigus. I would recommend a trip to your Dentist for visual examination and possible medication/treatment. ...Read more

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Dry food hurts my throat, so how do I know if I am producing enough saliva?

Dry food hurts my throat, so how do I know if I am producing enough saliva?

So why eat dry food: If dry food hurts you, then why eat it. If you are concerned about the local water then get bottled water. Good luck!! ...Read more

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Plz rep! Does small scrape/scratch in throat and without any pain can heal within 8-10 Hrs? Does saliva/epithlial cells can heal it quK

Plz rep! Does small scrape/scratch in throat and without any pain can heal within 8-10 Hrs? Does saliva/epithlial cells can heal it quK

Small scratch throat: The throat and mouth/nose heal very quickly. 8-10 hours seems pretty fast but 24 hours not unheard of for small scrape/cut in this area.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I keep swallowing my saliva every night as it keep building up, causing me to breathe rather fast than calmly and my throats makes a clicking noise.?

I keep swallowing my saliva every night as it keep building up, causing me to breathe rather fast than calmly and my throats makes a clicking noise.?

Allergy/reflux: Get checked by pmd. Allergy can cause your symptoms so also reflux. You can have anatomical variation causing it also. ...Read more

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I had blood in my saliva for the first time ever! It definantly came from my throat! What could it be?

I had blood in my saliva for the first time ever! It definantly came from my throat! What could it be?

Head and neck eval: Dr. Sandler is spot on. For my patients, I have always advised that pain or other symptoms (including blood of unknown origin) above the neck should be triaged by your dentist. Though it is possible that inflammation in your throat can lead to blood, but more commonly is from the gums (gingivitis). See your dentist. ...Read more

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The past couple days, it feels like saliva keeps dripping back into my throat. I'm not necessarily chokin on it past it sometimes makes me cough. But?

The past couple days, it feels like saliva keeps dripping back into my throat. I'm not necessarily chokin on it past it sometimes makes me cough. But?

Post nasal drip: You may be having a postnasal drip of clear mucus. Excess of mucus in the back of the nasal passages can occur with excessively dry environment or allergies. Sinus infection causes discolored mucus. Too much dry heat or air conditioning and smoking are possible causes. ...Read more

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I got thick saliva in my throat. Help?

Thick saliva: Hello. The saliva you are noticing might be thick and tenacious because it is dehydrated. In the cooler months after the heat gets turned on, we dehydrate the water from the mucus and saliva at a faster rate. Also dryness can be related to prescribed and otc medications. Drink more fluid, review your medications with your doctor or pharmacist and sleep with a humidifier. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause bloody saliva?

Does strep throat cause bloody saliva?

No: It should not. It is an infection caused by a bacterium called streptococcus Pyogenes or group A beta hemolytic streptococcus. It doesn't usually cause bleeding in the pharynx. ...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


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more