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Excess Saliva In Throat
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
I have thick saliva and mucus in my throat. And also that, etc. What would help my excess saliva and mumbling problem?
Sore throat: You did not mention how long this has been occurring. I suggest you visit your doctor for a proper assessment. ...Read more
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
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.
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
Throat hurts and I can't swallow, I also have an excessive saliva build up in my mouth. What could be wrong with me?
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
Ans: You need to see your doctor for evaluation and tx ...Read more
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?
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
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
Sudden sore/swollen throat for 1 day. Have excess saliva. Slight runny nose and chest congestion. Any ideas as what it may be?
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
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
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
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
I am having diffulty swallowing I feel like their is something their in my throat but I think it is saliva what could this be?
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.?
Is it normal to see some "bubbly" saliva on back of throat when shining a light on it look at it?
Yes: This doesn't sound abnormal at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Idk why but I clear my throat ALOT & it occurs mostly when finished eatin. Feels like there's like saliva stuff in it causin me to clear it? I'm scared
Rotten taste in back of throat hi! I have a nasty taste in the back of my throat that's present no matter what I eat. It tastes like rotten old food mixed with old saliva, really disgusting. It comes and goes but has been very prevalent lately, especiall
Sinus or tonsils?: It sounds like you may have bad sinuses or tonsils. Go see an ear, nose and throat specialist and let him figure it out. ...Read more
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
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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