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Excessive Saliva Symptom
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excessive salivation: Is usually a temporary situation. It can be for a number of reasons - production of excess saliva by the salivary glands; decreased swallowing; reflux; side effect of certain meds. Often new or ill fitting dental /oral appliances can also contribute to excessive salivation. If you are worried consult a dentist or physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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