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Water/saliva makes my throat tight; goes away if I don't swallow or eat something solid. Slightly relieved by pressing tongue against roof of mouth.

Water/saliva makes my throat tight; goes away if I don't swallow or eat something solid. Slightly relieved by pressing tongue against roof of mouth.

Symptoms Complex &: result of a huge number of variables. As embodied Souls?Mind?Brain?Body, the range of internalized history to body perceptions& behaviors is huge, thus huge individual variations. Suggest look up reported side effects of meds; e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migraleve as one place to start. However, the list of interacting possibilities remains huge. Work at finding help worthy of your trust. ...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 there something wrong with my saliva if my mouth feels too dry?

Is there something wrong with my saliva if my mouth feels too dry?

Dry mouth: Dry mouth can be from many different causes.It can be due to meds you are taking, or medical conditions you have been diagnosed with, or some therapies like radation etc.If you have dry mouth and do not know the cause, discuss with your doctor and he/she can advice you.They can either change your therapy or tell you what you can do to correct your dry mouth symptoms. ...Read more

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When i talk i feel my mouth dry and always the time if i force my throat I have a salt saliva. Sometimes when i swallow i hear a snap. What's wrong?

When i talk i feel my mouth dry and always the time if i force my throat I have a salt saliva. Sometimes when i swallow i hear a snap. What's wrong?

Professional help is: You mentioned three problems: a dry mouth, a salty taste when you swallow, and a noise in your jaw. A dry mouth can come from simple things like not drinking enough water or as a side effect from a number of medications. It can also be a sign of sign of more serious problems such as diabetes and sjögren's syndrome. A salty taste is frequently a sign of blood in the mouth. See a dentist. ...Read more

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Dry throat and mouth and no saliva to swallow and cough only at night and take zestril (lisinopril). I take ranitidine at hs. What is wrong?

Dry throat and mouth and no saliva to swallow and cough only at night and take zestril (lisinopril). I take ranitidine at hs. What is wrong?

Night cough: Your cough at night may be a symptom of gerd. I would stop the zestril (lisinopril) for 2 days. If the cough is still present, it is not due to it and re-start it. I would then stop the ranitidine and start prilosec, or a similar drug to see if your cough abates. Cough is not an infrequent presentation of gerd. If you cough goes away after stopping zestril (lisinopril), see your doctor about starting another med for bp. ...Read more

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I am currently a smoker and noticed yesterday my mouth was dry. How can I restore my saliva.

Find the cause: If you have been a smoker for some time, there is no reason for your salivary flow to decrease suddenly just over the period of a day. Are you on any new medications, esp. Antihistamines which can cause dry mouth? There are artificial saliva preparations available over the counter, but you should see your doctor/dentist if this persists. Smoking cessation should be strongly considered. ...Read more

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I have plenty of saliva, my mouth is not dry, but my saliva is not slippery anymore, just watery, what could it be?

I have plenty of saliva, my mouth is not dry, but my saliva is not slippery anymore, just watery, what could it be?

GERD: If your mouth all of a sudden starts producing extra non viscous saliva, it could be water brash, which is highly suggestive of acid reflux (GERD). The visit to your PCP is warranted. ...Read more

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I am having dry mouth with foamy saliva. What can I use OTC to treat this?

I am having dry mouth with foamy saliva. What can I use OTC to treat this?

Foamy saliva: There can be several causes, including oral thrush or digestive changes. Before this is treated, the cause needs to be determined. See your dentist, physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Have very dry painful mouth, producing saliva but really dry. Tongue I moist. On no meds, what could this be?

Many causes: There are many causes of dry mouth, including medication side effects, problems with your salivary glands ( sjogrens syndrome), or simply mouth breathing. Best to be evaluated by your doctor or an ENT specialist. ...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