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Excessive saliva a symptom of hiv?

Excessive saliva a symptom of hiv?

Non-specific: Excess saliva is a non-specific symptom and not diagnostic of any disease, let alone hiv. If you are concerned about HIV your doctor can order a test, on blood, saliva or urine. ...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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Birth control pill. Is excessive saliva a bad symptom? If I switch to the ring 1 wk in, do I only use ring for 2 wks instead of 3 bc pill? Thank you.

Birth control pill. Is excessive saliva a bad symptom? If I switch to the ring 1 wk in, do I only use ring for 2 wks instead of 3 bc pill? Thank you.

Not typical: Changes in saliva production are not a typical side effect of the birth control pill and I would not recommend switching because of that. It is reasonable to use the ring for two weeks if you are one week into the pill if you switch on day 8. ...Read more

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I have social anxiety/social phobia excessive saliva symptoms, please help?

I have social anxiety/social phobia excessive saliva symptoms, please help?

On Spit & Distress: People struggling w/ social anxiety often get hyperfocused on the physical symptoms they experience in dreaded soc situations. This serves 2 magnifiy the intense discomfort that lies at heart of soc anx, viz, discomfort associated w/ the fear of embarrassing urself. Paradoxically, one way 2 "bust your shame" = If u were 2 make urself salivate even more & draw attn 2 ur saliva in a soc situation. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been getting excessive saliva in my mouth, I have been to so many doctors they can't find any symptoms for it. I can't even speak properly?

Hi, I have been getting excessive saliva in my mouth, I have been to so many doctors they can't find any symptoms for it. I can't even speak properly?

This happens: It probably will go back to normal, but there are some conditions that should have medical attention. Dentures, gerd, mouth infection, pregnancy or stomatitis can cause this. Also some rarer ones. If you are really stressed and/or other issues upset you, a psychotherapist might help. Here's a link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/excessive-saliva/my01012/dsection=causes good luck! ...Read more

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How can I reduce my excessive saliva?

Alcohol mouthwash: Too much saliva may occur in association with pregnancy, excessive starch intake, gastroesophageal reflux disease, pancreatitis, liver disease, serotonin syndrome, and oral ulcers. Brushing and rinsing with alcohol-containing products may produce drying effects. ...Read more

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Excessive saliva an sluring of my words?

See doctor: Your doctor may need to evaluate. Neurotically problem is likely including swallowing evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to manage excessive saliva?

What can I do to manage excessive saliva?

Swallow: Excess saliva is not necessarily a bad thing. Saliva is very important because it contains digestive enzymes that start the digestive process, it cleanses and rinses the mouth, and buffers the acidic ph of acidic food/beverages and acidic dental plaque. Thank your lucky stars you have plenty of saliva. Alternatively, dry mouth leads to rampant dental decay if not managed properly. ...Read more

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How can I put an end to excessive saliva?

Why so drooly?: One of the most common causes of excessive saliva in otherwise normal people is that of reflux. If you have any symptoms of reflux you can try to take some over the counter medicine like Prevacid or Nexium (esomeprazole) for a week or two to see if it helps. Do you have bad teeth? That can do it. Certain medicines can do it too. Is it just when you sleep? Maybe sleep apnea. See a doctor if not improving. ...Read more

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What causes one to produce excessive saliva?

Saliva is an importa: Saliva is an important part of our oral health. It is a natural lubricant, cleaner and contains beneficial bacteria to start the digestion process. It also helps us taste food and swallow. Excess saliva may be cause by certain medications, foods or toxins that may be exposed to. Please consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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What drugs are typically used to treat excessive saliva?

Antihistimes: The most come would be something in the antihistimes. Otc like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) , of prescription scopolamine are medication are just some that will decrease excess saliva. ...Read more

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