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Overactive Spit Glands
Need MD evaluation: Need to see your otolaryngologist to determine cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
When i was little I have a spit gland in my mouth i got it cut out bow i got i think another one what should I do?
Mucocoel: The skin lining the inside of the mouth contains many glands that secrete mucous.Sometimes the mechanical action of chewing will break the tubes that bring the mucous to the surface ; a cyst will form under the skin when the mucous cannot get out.An ENT or dentist can opened ; remove them.They can reoccur.Have it looked at and arrange for removal. ...Read more
Sore throat to where i can hardly swallow my own spit, swollen left submandibular gland only, headache, feels like bodys shutting down what is this?
Uri: Sounds like a viral syndrome or flu virus with muscle aches, pains and sore throat. Fever is common with many viruses. Give the symptoms time to improve. Take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for the pain and fever. Drink plenty of fluids. Get your rest and if symptoms last more than a week, consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more
Severe pain from parotid glands. Blood in spit. Small pea sized lump on left hand side. Cheek pain for over a month. Nil fevers. Is it saliva stones?
Treatment options...: If you are a woman, hormonal intervention may help. Possibilities include oral contraceptives or a pill called spironolactone. If there is a lot of acne, Isotretinoin (accutane) can help. A laser-like treatment called "photodynamic therapy" can damage the oil glands and decrease oil production. Botox is now being used to decrease oilyness, but its expensive. ...Read more
What does that mean?: Most often this is a euphemism for "acne". If that's the disease, treat it scientifically and aggressively -- it's a very serious personal and professional liability. Overacetive sebaceous glands" is a "pop" diagnosis for everything from acne to rosacea to staph abscesses to the bumps of sebaceous hyperplasia. Sites using the term tend to offer subscientific "natural" remedies. ...Read more
Many choices: Could be anything from an intolerance to a medication or a new food to a new acrylic oral appliance. Check with an md if it does not resolve soon. ...Read more
It depends: If you have been told that you have an "overactive adrenal gland, " you must make sure you see an endocrinologist. The adrenal gland produces many different hormones, so calling it "overactive" is not clear about which of these hormones might be elevated. Some possibilities include cushings (high cortisol), pheochromocytoma (high catecholamines), and hyperaldosteronism (high aldosterone). ...Read more
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