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Is There Something Wrong With My Saliva If My Mouth Feels Too Dry
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 (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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Dry throat and mouth and no saliva to swallow and cough only at night and take zestril. 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 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, see your doctor about starting another med for bp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can't eat dry food without water while food is in my mouth. Always been like this. Ent said everything looked normal. Feels like saliva disappears?
Unusual in young: This is very unusual in your age group. First you should look over any medicaitons that you take, including over-the-counter medications that can cause this. Be ware of energy drinks because certain stimulants can cause this. If this doesn't turn up a cause you should see a good primary care physician and you should be checked for auto-immune disorders. Rarely caused by mumps. ...Read more
I feel like I'm choking on my saliva it feels like its dripping in the back of my throat. When it happens my mouth gets dry but i still feel the drip?
Mouth and throat feels dry in the morning and saliva production is lower. Chest feels heavy and do not feel like eating.
Frothy thick saliva. Dry mouth while bottom of tongue tip feels glued with saliva, chronic cough, stuffed dry nose (no mucus), post nasal drip-white ?
Dry mouth: Consider sucking on sugarless lemon drop to stimulate saliva. Make sure that you brush regularly since lack of saliva may lead to dental decay and gum disease. There are also rx drugs to stimulate saliva production if the above measures failed. If you have dry eyes also, then you may have what is called sicca syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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