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Saliva Not Draining
Should be OK.: The acids in your stomach should break that down, causing no long term deleterious effects. ...Read more
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
Is not a sneeze a cloud of tiny moisture (fluid) droplets possibly teeming w/Ebola virus? If not, why can't I spit?
Ebola Virus.: Yes - you are correct. However, a person would need to be actively ill with a fever for that droplet to be infectious. Ebola is not an airborne virus btwn humans per the World Health Organization: “What we know about transmission of the Ebola virus among humans”. However, WHO indicated it might be transmitted “when virus-laden heavy droplets are directly propelled, by coughing or sneezing (which ...Read more
My surgical wound might be infected but not so sure. Some exudate, but it dries up. Should I use mupirocin? Can it cause problems if not infected?
Packed laproscopic(naval) incision smells bad during home change, but not sure if infectious. Drainage is orange/pink/yellow, but not obvious pus help?
Is it normal to have sore throat with periodontal abcess or would this be peritonsillar abcess? Got Amoxicillin. Little blood in saliva & sore throat
Posterior auricular lymph node is swollen, not painful. Have had earaches & drainage. Wisdom teeth are coming in, too. Is it ear infection or teeth?
Bartholian abscess ruptured on its own and it's draining more blood than pus (yellow). Why is that?
Can spitting help get most germs out during a cold? & not spitting mucus, just any saliva that comes
No: Spitting may help you deal with thick nasal secretions that drain into your throat, but it does not rid your body of germs. It does spread them however. ...Read more
Pus may be infection: Pus is formed when the body is fighting an infection. It may be a sign of a healthy immune system, ergo the term "laudable pus". Pus is full of white blood cells (which fight infection) and microorganisms causing the infection. However, when pus collects in a cavity it forms an abscess. Pus should be drained from wounds to help fight the infection and help the wound to heal normally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have clear/watery drainage from alternating nostrils when lean over. Tastes salty. 2 tests show no csf. So what is the drainage from?
Your nose: Nose has mucus membrane that can generate fluid, if inflamed or irritated. It would be prudent to consult an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Allergy ?: You may have an allergy. Necessary to rule out other causes, need to see your otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Have infected wisdom tooth that is oozing, gums are sore and swollen, the infection may have spread to gums. Lymph nodes sore. Should I go to ER?
Is herpes spread via spit? Can you catch it from tiny particales of saliva flying around when someone is talking?
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