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Extra saliva and mucus from HIV treatment?

Extra saliva and mucus from HIV treatment?

Not common: Having extra saliva and mucus as a result of HIV treatment is very uncommon and not something I have seen in my patients on HIV treatment. ...Read more

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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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Why do I have so much extra saliva that I drool?

Why do I have so much extra saliva that I drool?

That's healthy!: You're lucky. Saliva is a precious commodity. Just ask someone who has a dry mouth. Swallow more often. ...Read more

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Why do I have so much extra saliva when I wake up?

Why do I have so much extra saliva when I wake up?

Count it a blessing!: Count it a blessing! saliva is your friend.... Without it your mouth becomes acidic because there is no way to flush the bacteria and balance the ph. The acidity causes tooth decay! ...Read more

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I feel like I have extra saliva trapped in my cheek?

I feel like I have extra saliva trapped in my cheek?

Parotid Gland Stone: Your cheeks contain the largest salivary glands in your body--the parotid glands. If they are swollen with saliva, you may have a sialolith (a stone in the duct that blocks the escape of saliva from the inside cheeks). A dentist or oral surgeon can examine or take an xray of the area to confrim this. ...Read more

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Can pain medicines cause extra saliva when you come off of them?

Can pain medicines cause extra saliva when you come off of them?

Probably: Tearing, runny nose and salivation and muscle pain as well as nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea are common. You may have a racing, pounding heart with elevated blood pressure, anxiety, agitation and goose bumps, . ...Read more

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I am 22 years old male and I have a lot of extra saliva I have to spit what can be causing this?

Don't spit: Spitting is a habit not a necessity. Swallowing works just as well. As you have created a habit of spitting you also increase your saliva flow. As you decrease your spitting your saliva flow will adjust, and people around you will be a lot more comfortable. ...Read more

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What causes extra saliva in the mouth at night?

Dr. Meng Syn Dr. Syn
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Could be many things: Besides sinus issues, infections, gastric reflux and drug side effects which should be rulled out with an examination, I have found that the most common cause is an ill fitting denture, temporary flipper, mouthguard or sleep apnea device. Also there are many different rare causes of excessive saliva that include things like parkinsons disease, and myasthenia gravis. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Cause for weird taste in mouth soapy taste extra saliva?

Cause for weird taste in mouth soapy taste extra saliva?

Medications,illness: Side effects for many medicines include taste in mouth. Always good to be evaluated if it persists very long! ...Read more

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Extra Saliva (Definition)

Hypersalivation (or sialorrhea) is the ...Read more