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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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I have lupus and i keep getting a sore throat?

I have lupus and i keep getting a sore throat?

Can be a few things : Some lupus patients get ulcers in the the mouth, throat and nose. Because of dryness and or immunosuppressive medications like prednisone, you may have a yeast infection called thrush. See your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Last night VERY dry mouth, foamy saliva, sore throat, tingly tongue. Every time I was about to fall asleep I felt like I was gonna puke. What is it?!

Last night VERY dry mouth, foamy saliva, sore throat, tingly tongue. Every time I was about to fall asleep I felt like I was gonna puke. What is it?!

Influenza: The common symptoms include dry mouth, nausea, sore throat and a runny or stuffy nose. Get good rest and plenty of fluids to treat the flu. Influenza is viral infection and resolves on its own in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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How to treat horrible dry sore throat, but no fever, cough, or sneezing and mild mucus drainage in the back of throat. I can barely swallow saliva. ?

How to treat horrible dry sore throat, but no fever, cough, or sneezing and mild mucus drainage in the back of throat. I can barely swallow saliva. ?

See your doctor: It could be that you need a humidifier and that gargling with warm salty water (once in the morning and a night) might help with the soreness. But, if you are having a difficult time swallowing, it is likely a good time to visit your doctor so that she or he can look directly at your throat to make sure that there is nothing serious interfering with you ability to swallow. ...Read more

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Have a sore throat. What can I do to relieve the pain from my saliva pooling up while I sleep?

Have a sore throat. What can I do to relieve the pain from my saliva pooling up while I sleep?

Have you tried an: over the counter analgesic (Tylenol, Advil etc.) or cold preparation? Start with that but if the symptoms persist make an appointment with a health care provider to be fully evaluated. ...Read more

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I shared a lollipop with someone and it has his saliva on it. After 6 days post exp., i got a fever. 7th day, i had a sore throat. is this herpes?

I shared a lollipop with someone and it has his saliva on it. After 6 days post exp., i got a fever. 7th day, i had a sore throat. is this herpes?

Herpes: No. This is not herpes. It appears that you have a viral infection. If you have a fever and a sore throat, it could also be strep and you may need to be tested and treated with an antibiotic if positive ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, headache, chest pain & excessive saliva what do I have ?

I have a sore throat, headache, chest pain & excessive saliva what do I have ?

Infection: A good bet will be a viral throat infection. Excessive salivation is a little worrisome. If you have severe difficulty and pain on swallowing coupled with fever and problem breathing, have yourself checked tonight at the ed as these are symptoms of a peritonsillar abscess. Otherwise, have a strep test done in the morning. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more