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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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Hi, I have anxiety. Doctor said i am physically fine. But i have a feeling that saliva/fluid went the wrong tube. Can this cause dry drowning?

Hi, I have anxiety. Doctor said i am physically fine. But i have a feeling that saliva/fluid went the wrong tube. Can this cause dry drowning?

The fear you: mention sounds like it is related to an anxiety disorder. If your doc has cleared you for medical problem please see a mental health professional for treatment. Do not rely on medication alone but learn techniques to cope such as clinical hypnosis, relaxation training, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What's wrong you have bad taste in mouth, and everything taste bad, that you drink, mouth dry.?

What's wrong you have bad taste in mouth, and everything taste bad, that you drink, mouth dry.?

Dehydration?Meds?: Drugs that dehydrate can cause this, not drinking enough h2o can, and medications which cause dry mouth (and their are many), all encourage the growth of bacteria in your mouth which can makes things "not right." also, many patients on antibiotics have a metallic or earthy feel in the mouth, and things taste bad. However, this should last until you finish the course. A zinc defiency does this. ...Read more

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I have this weird taste in my mouth, but no other symptoms of dry socket. What could be wrong?

I have this weird taste in my mouth, but no other symptoms of dry socket. What could be wrong?

Very common: If you have food stuck in there, that could be the reason for the smell. You should rinse with warm salt water or mouthwash 3-4 times/day to keep food out of the socket. Take care. ...Read more

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For the past few days I have been experiencing a constant dry mouth with the need of always drinking&having sugar. Whats wrong with me ?

For the past few days I have been experiencing a constant dry mouth with the need of always drinking&having sugar. Whats wrong with me ?

What U waiting for?: Your symptoms sound very significant, ; while the cause(s) for them can't be determined here from the limited information provided, you really need a thorough medical evaluation. Please get help right away so treatment can be started. At the very least, make sure diabetes is ruled out. ...Read more

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Have had dry nose with bloody dried mucus, uncomfortable dry throat / mouth sore when eating. Feel sick when i eat then i get diarreah , what's wrong?

Have had dry nose with bloody dried mucus, uncomfortable dry throat / mouth sore when eating. Feel sick when i eat then i get diarreah , what's wrong?

A guess: Would be a virus and underlying allergies, that are causing your dry nasal issues and the upset stomach and diarrhea. Try resting, drinking plenty of clear liquids, than slowly increasing your diet to soft foods and then increase to regular foods int he next day or so. If your symptoms persist, then seek medical evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My daughter has dry pale and painful skin around her mouth. What is wrong with her?

My daughter has dry pale and painful skin around her mouth. What is wrong with her?

Probably licking.: I know, she says she isn't running her tongue around her mouth, but she probably is. Kids tend to lick dry skin around the mouth, and the saliva makes it drier, which makes them lick more, and so on. Other possibilities include an allergy to something she's eating or applying to her skin. Some doctors believe the Fluoride in toothpaste can cause this, but I am not one of them. ...Read more

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What to do if i get constant dry mouth, resulting in much intake in water and bathroom trips, what's wrong?

What to do if i get constant dry mouth, resulting in much intake in water and bathroom trips, what's wrong?

Couple of things: Constant dry mouth could be sjogren's sydrome. You are about the right age and sex. Try looking into that topic and discuss it with your md. It is not easily or readily thought of. The thirst could also lean toward diabetes. See if that runs in your family. ...Read more

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My mother has been having extremely dry mouth for about 2-3 days. What is wrong?? Should we be worried? I'm scared.

My mother has been having extremely dry mouth for about 2-3 days. What is wrong?? Should we be worried? I'm scared.

See your PCP: There are many causes of dry mouth including: mouth breathing, certain medications, lifestyle (smoking) and systemic illnesses (diabetes). Some causes are easily correctable, others are more difficult to treat. See your PCP for evaluation tests and treatment options. ...Read more

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60yr.Old male burns when urinates.Extreme thirst.Sudden weight loss.Dry mouth. What could be wrong?

60yr.Old male burns when urinates.Extreme thirst.Sudden weight loss.Dry mouth. What could be wrong?

Many things: These symptoms are quite significant and require immediate assessment by a doctor. Diabetes, among many other conditions need to be looked for. Please see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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For the past few nights I have EXCESSIVE dry mouth&thirst&frequent urination.I get up thrice to urinate.Barely happens at day.Its scary, what is wrong?

For the past few nights I have EXCESSIVE dry mouth&thirst&frequent urination.I get up thrice to urinate.Barely happens at day.Its scary, what is wrong?

Urine test: will need to check urine for sugar and infection. Will also need blood work for sugar . But this could related to you medical condition and may be your medication ...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