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Saliva Not Draining
Right ear pressure and feels like its blocked for past one week. Wanting to drain. And discomfort on right throat when swallowing saliva...
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I really don't feel well today, I woke up with a slight headache. I still have a weird chalky taste in my mouth and feel very tired and drained.
CFS or fibromyalgia: Cfs, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia patients often suffer from drained feeling and lack of energy. I have seen patients with altered taste sensation, but may be more anecdotal and not be a factor for diagnosis. Judging from "still have a weird chalky…", I assume you've had this condition for a while. Please continue diagnostic process with your doctor (s) to narrow down diagnoses. ...Read more
I had a bump in my mouth that I poked at and now it has moved and spread out (not get bigger, just longer) Could it be a mucocele that didn't drain?
Suspicious bump: I would advise you to have the bump examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more
I had an abscess in my mouth (post op)drained a few days ago. I am still having a ton of pain and my fevers are still very high. Do I go back to the ed?
Yes: Always best to have a professional look at it if results of treatment are other than expected. ...Read more
A soft lump under my tounge towards the front right my mouth. It seems have popped/drained out. Could this be? Hurt me if I swallowed what drained out
Mucocele: Usually they're not a problem and will go away on their own. It can be a common result of a constant trauma. If concerned see a dentist for evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more
In rural areas, most: Of the generalists have more experience with stuff like this, but honestly it's much better if there is any question about involvement of other structures in the head, an ENT doc or maxillofacial surgeon or dentist is a better choice. They have specialized training in surgical care and diseases that affect this region. You will get better care, as the DDS or ENT have the proper equipment for this. ...Read more
I have a lump on the roof of my mouth I've had it before and went to the ER they cut it open and drained it, is there anything else I can do?
Seek source: It does not seem that you received an answer as to what caused your lump when you went to the ER. Ask your primary care Doc to evaluate it, or ask if she/he will refer to ENT to look at it and possibly biopsy it if necessary to find out what it is. ...Read more
Have had a sac-like swelling on roof my mouth for five years. Drain once a day by pressure. Discharge is yellow and sometimes bloody. What is this?
Cyst/abscess: Get an oral surgical evaluation ASAP.Get a more detailed answer ›
Aftr tooth pulled can u taste an infection drain if there is one im having weird taste in my mouth & swallowing I taste in my chest start 2 days later?
Very possible: Go back to dentist for a post op. Exam -you may have to be placed on antibiotics if infection is present or just may need to rinse with hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more
I have been having achy legs, mild h/a, dry mouth, chalky taste in mouth, malaise, feeling drained and tired. Could I be dehydrated?
Yes: Need evaluation as soon as possible mean while could drink lots of fluid. ...Read more
I burnt the top of my mouth toward the back, this caused a blister to form with blood. This drained and now the area is red and sore, day 4 still bad?
Burn to mouth: The best way to assess this injury is to see a photo of the area of burn. If you can send a photo to a Healthtap physician, it will be very helpful ...Read more
I had a tooth absess drained by my dentist 4 days ago. I still have a lump on the roof of mouth which is extremely painful. How long till it goes away?
Sodium hydroxide in sink drain, 4yo brushes teeth - water collects in sink, brush goes into water and mouth. No burns/discomfort-should we take to er?
Not a problem: Do you mean peroxide? If so, it's not a problem because it is diluted and such a small concentration does not cause any harm. ...Read more
Roof of mouth near back of thoat and throat is yellowish even tongue....Its been going on 4 a while now about a year. It looks like something draining?
Observe for a while: If this condition worsens, or doesn't disappear in a couple of months, you better consult an ENT doctor. While you"wait" make sure you gargle and have a good hygiene of your mouth, brush teeth and tongue very well. If starts to hurt or grow, see the specialist right away. ...Read more
What can you do if you ingest drain cleaner but unsure of amount or if you did? Metallic taste, dry mouth, headache, gerd, unwell feeling, exhausted.
Go to Emergency: Go to the emergency room!Get a more detailed answer ›
Can allergies only cause congestion and post nasal drip dry mouth and no other symptoms, my nose never drains eyes never itchy but always congested.?
Gave Ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drops to child & she claimed it got into her mouth (maybe draining from Eustachian tube) did not see it get in mouth. HARMFUL??
Ciprodex in mouth: Greetings. The ciprodex could get into the mouth after applying to the ear canals if your child has a perforation in her ear/s or if she has PE tubes. The drops could travel down the Eustachian tubes into the back of the mouth and throat. Even if directly applied to the mouth, it is a very low dose and will not cause any harmful problems. ...Read more
Is a tooth abscess cured if it drains? Do I still need to go to my dentist? I had a small bump on my gums, and I was going to make an appointment, but this morning it burst and drained. Didn’t taste too good, but I swished some mouthwash around my mouth,
I have the same problem with the roof of my mouth itching also the constant feeling of my ears draining or feels like fluid running into my throat?
Stuffed up nose 4 a few days, started 2 drain 2day. Then tonsils & back of my mouth area, not my throat hurt & tonsil stones. My tongues swollen also?
Postnasal: Drainage from allergies causing your throat to hurt. Drink plenty of fluids and take some antihistamines. You may need prescription nose spray. Consult with your doctor if no better or your condition worsened ...Read more
Have mouth ulcers, red bumps on hands and feet. Right ear is a little draining and 101.6 fever. My DR appt in two days. Should I go to ER or wait?
Coxsackie Virus: Also called Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. The contagious disease is typically moderate, and nearly all patients recover in 7 to 14 days without any medical treatment. If concerned, see your GP for exam. ...Read more
To relieve pain til antibiotic I pierced abscess in roof of mouth. Drained yellow & pink but within 2 min full again and pain is so much worse. Help!
I have old fluid in my brain from a previous wreck. I am also pregnant but the fluid gives me horrible migraines and sometimes makes me go blind and numb in my arms and mouth. Should I see about getting it drained after I have my child?
Throbbing pain, mouth to nose; purple blisters n mouth, wen popped lots of pus drains; fever; headache; could it be staph in mouth? Sis has in breast.
Infection: An office visit and culture are necessary to see what you are infected with and to get necessary treatments. Don't delay. You sound miserable! ...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