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Overactive Saliva Gland
No: On the contrary, pineapple juice will stimulate the salivary glands. ...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
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
Before I eat, I have to stare at my food for several mins. If I don't I'll have saliva shoot out of my mouth. Could this be overactive salvia glands?
YES: I suggest a dental and oral surgical consultation. Staring at your food? Really? Did this just start? Get examined.. ...Read more
Could an overactive thyroid gland stunt growth, cause excessive saliva production or cause depression?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 :( ?
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