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Does pineapple juice help to stop an overactive saliva gland?

Does pineapple juice help to stop an overactive saliva gland?

No: On the contrary, pineapple juice will stimulate the salivary glands. ...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


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I've constant overactive saliva glands at the base of my tongue which feels thick. It started 6 weeks ago after acute pancreatitis. Will it settle?

I've constant overactive saliva glands at the base of my tongue which feels thick.  It started 6 weeks ago  after acute pancreatitis. Will it settle?

Usually does: usually it does.try to hydrate yourself with a lot of water.when you eat chew very well.anr eat slowly,as I said usually it goes away.if not ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 38 years old.. My mouth generates too much saliva.. Assuming i have overactive salivary glands.. What i have read so far is that saliva is good to help digest food.. But the problem i have is, i never feel thirsty and my mouth never ask for water as

I am 38 years old.. My mouth generates too much saliva.. Assuming i have overactive salivary glands.. What i have read so far is that saliva is good to help digest food.. But the problem i have is, i never feel thirsty and my mouth never ask for water as

See MD: Causes of saliva overproduction include pregnancy, excessive starch intake, gastroesophageal reflux disease, pancreatitis, liver disease, serotonin syndrome, oral ulcers, and oral infections. Treatment should be directed toward the underlying cause. Some patients find relief with use of mouthwash and tooth brushing, which might have a drying effect. If concerned, see MD for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is a saliva gland dysfunction ?

Decreased saliva: Either the volume or buffer capacity of the saliva is decreased. The buffer capacity is the saliva's ability to make acidic food and liquid less acidic which is good for your teeth. ...Read more

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I have sjögren's syndrome. Is there a procedure that would enable the saliva gland to produce saliva again?

I have sjögren's syndrome.  Is there a procedure that would enable the saliva gland to produce saliva again?

Discuss with MD\DDS: Speak to your physician who is treating you to manage your symptoms. From a dental standpoint, you should do several things. First, be aware that reduced salivary flow, you are more prone to cavities and gum problems. Keep your teeth as clean as possible, and see your dentist every 3 months. Ask about Fluoride treatments and the line of biotene products to help keep your mouth moist. ...Read more

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Can a blocked saliva gland b cancerous?

Can a blocked saliva gland b cancerous?

See an ENT Doctor: Your doctor can find out what is the cause of your problems. A stone can form and block a salivery gland. Cancer is unlikely but sometimes benign tumors can arise in the duct and can cause a block. That is why you need a good ENT surgeon to investigate the cause of your problem and guide you into treatment. ...Read more

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Very nervous about the swollen saliva gland I have on one side under tongue. Doesn't hurt, it's just bigger on that side. going to make an appt :( ?

Good idea.: It may be nothing but a blocked salivary gland. Stop any drying medications you may be taking like decongestants (sudafed, afrin, (oxymetazoline) etc). Drink more fluids (without caffeine or calories), suck on lemon drops to make more saliva and keep your appointment. ...Read more