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Mouth (Definition)

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


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If you have abnormally high amount of saliva in your mouth, what could be the cause of it? What medication (otc, percribed) and treatments wud u need?

If you have abnormally high amount of saliva in your mouth, what could be the cause of it? What medication (otc, percribed) and treatments wud u need?

See your PCP: It could be the side effect of a medication or the result of a medical condition (e.g. spicy foods, poor muscle control, pregnancy, etc). See your PCP because the treatment depends on the cause of your hyper-salivation. ...Read more

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Can dry mouth be cured by reactivating saliva glands through self stimulation, oral gel n medication?

Can dry mouth be cured by reactivating saliva glands through self stimulation, oral gel n medication?

Unblock nose: Dry mouth usually occurs from a blocked turbinates, or sinusitis that then forces a person to become a mouth breather. So the most important thing is to decongest the nose, allow for proper air passage, so that the mouth is closed to prevent evaporation of saliva. Potential problems with dry mouth is reduced saliva, which can lead to increased cavities. Treat the cause first. See your doctor for an ENT consult. ...Read more

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I am in sydney, I get excessive saliva in my mouth, can you suggest a medication for excessive saliva, it's very stressful not able to speak properly.

I am in sydney, I get excessive saliva in my mouth, can you suggest a medication for excessive saliva, it's very stressful not able to speak properly.

Usually a temporary: Normal condition probably will go back to normal, but there are some conditions that should have medical attention. Dentures, gerd, mouth infection, pregnancy or stomatitis can cause this. Also some rarer ones. If you are really stressed and/or other issues upset you, a psychotherapist might help. Here's a link: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/excessive-saliva/my01012/dsection=causes
good luck! ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes. On medication. On a diet. I now feel weak, tired, nauseous, mouth full of saliva. Advise please?

I have type 2 diabetes. On medication. On a diet. I now feel weak, tired, nauseous, mouth full of saliva. Advise please?

Type 2 Diabetes: What kind of diet are you on? Ask your doctor about a ketogenic food plan (which is low carb). How is your exercise level and how much rest do you get? This can be reversed but it takes work. Challenge at first then easier. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I keep getting recurring blood spots on my tongue and when I spit out saliva its mixed with blood and it heals in a day. What do I do? It looks like cuts but I am not too sure and my gums bleed sometimes when I brush? What are the medications to be tak

I keep getting recurring blood spots on my tongue and when I spit out saliva its mixed with blood and it heals in a day. What do I do? It looks like cuts but I am not too sure and my gums bleed sometimes when I brush? What are the medications to be tak

See a dentist ASAP: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum disease. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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I have weakness throughout my body, most noticeably in my arms and hands, thicker saliva than normal, occasional slight dizziness, and body wide trembling. What could these be symptoms of? I'm not on any medications.

I have weakness throughout my body, most noticeably in my arms and hands, thicker saliva than normal, occasional slight dizziness, and body wide trembling. What could these be symptoms of? I'm not on any medications.

See your doctor: You may have caught a cold or the flu. If your symptoms gradually worsen or don't go away after a day or two you need to see your doctor. If you live in an area that has a lot of mosquitoes you may want to get checked for west nile virus because this is a bad year for it and september is usually a peek month for cases to rise. ...Read more

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Saliva tests and symptoms show low functioning adrenal glands, but how to know if there is need for hormonal medications such as hydrocortisone?

Saliva tests and symptoms show low functioning adrenal glands, but how to know if there is need for hormonal medications such as hydrocortisone?

Work with your Dr: The accuracy of the salivary test results are depended on many factors including timing of the test and type of assay used. If your Dr determines the results are truly low, additional testing is needed to determine if due to primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency. Work with your doctor or endocrinologist and do not start hydrocortisone until then. ...Read more

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Hi, I have had a sore throat, chesty cough and excess saliva for past week. No pain medication is working. Should I see a doctor?

Hi, I have had a sore throat, chesty cough and excess saliva for past week. No pain medication is working. Should I see a doctor?

Seasonal flu: It is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hellow my question is how long does drugs stay on ur saliva.?

Hellow my question is how long does drugs stay on ur saliva.?

It depends on the drug.: If you look up the drug and then look up the half-life of the drug you'll know when half of the medication is gone. Unfortunately all the medications can have different half-lives so there will be different times. ...Read more

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Can you get diseases from saliva? Should I wear gloves when I give oral drug tests at my work?

Can you get diseases from saliva? Should I wear gloves when I give oral drug tests at my work?

Yes and yes: Yes there are many diseases and illnesses that can be passed via saliva. It is standard of practice to wash hands and wear gloves in medical field especially when interacting with mucous membranes. ...Read more

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How to pass a saliva drug test?

How to pass a saliva drug test?

Stay off drugs: Best way to pass any drug test, is to not use any illicit drugs. ...Read more

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What drugs are typically used to treat excessive saliva?

What drugs are typically used to treat excessive saliva?

Antihistimes: The most come would be something in the antihistimes. Otc like Benadryl (diphenhydramine), of prescription scopolamine are medication are just some that will decrease excess saliva. ...Read more

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How to pass THC saliva drug test?

How to pass THC saliva drug test?

REFRAIN FORM DRUG US: No advice will be given to beat any drug use.. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a urine drug test is clean, will a saliva test be clean as well?

Not necessarily: Different drugs are metabolized by different pathways. So, secretion of a metabolized drug in the saliva may be very different than a drug that has been metabolized and is now secreted in the urine. These pathways often involve the liver at some point, so if you have liver problems, it may affect test results also. ...Read more

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I used herion for the past three days n tomorrow I might get a saliva drug test how can I pass?

Come clean: I would urge you to seek treatment for this now, before you are tested. It is clear that you have lost control of your use, and you owe it those who love you to get help now. Be brave and do the right thing. ...Read more

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How long before a 2mg lorazapam is out of your system enough to not show up on a saliva drug test?

How long before a 2mg lorazapam is out of your system enough to not show up on a saliva drug test?

After 10 days: It will show in saliva from 1 to 10 days and will not show after that
But will show in urine from 1 to 6 weeks and In hair follicle test upto 90 days ...Read more

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Snorted some coke 5 days prior to taking saliva drug test. I'm just a casual user, will I pass the test?

Yes, you will: The saliva test the chemicals are detectable between 10 and 24hr. Please don't use Cocaine however, it is markedly addictive, extremely expensive and very dangerous to your health. Best wishes for a clean holiday season. ...Read more

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Dear doctors, please tell me if I had cocaine 1 week before the drug tests and weed daily until 2 weeks before the tests, what can I do to pass? It is a preemployment test, is that a urin test or can be saliva etc? Many thanks

Dear doctors, please tell me if I had cocaine 1 week before the drug tests and weed daily until 2 weeks before the tests, what can I do to pass? It is a preemployment test, is that a urin test or can be saliva etc? Many thanks

Stop usage: Although I'm sure i'd be wasting my breath telling you to quit these habits as they are not healthy, self destructive and...Expensive.
With that being said...You need to stop using or even inhaling (pot smoke) for at least4 weeks. It is not only blood, urine & saliva test you need to worry about. Many employers are now also demanding hair samples. And the stuff you use, remains for a long time. ...Read more

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Dirty saliva mixed in clean urine in drug test?

Dirty saliva mixed in clean urine in drug test?

Please Clarify: Your question is so ambiguous and without anything specific to answer this in any kind of valid medical way. ...Read more

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Is a saliva drug test more accurate than urine samples?

Depends: There is growing research and developments in using saliva to test for a multitude of conditions and diseases going on right now. There are saliva tests for diabetes, oral cancer, hiv, caries susceptibility (cavity risk), and more. But urine is still valuable for diagnostic testing and I don't think it is going away. ...Read more

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Will pseudoephedrine sulfare 120mg show on a saliva drug test?

Will pseudoephedrine sulfare 120mg show on a saliva drug test?

It might: It depends on the saliva drug test, which screen for drugs of abuse and may cross-react with a number of drugs/medications. You might get a "false positive" where Pseudoephedrine shows up on the screen as another drug. ...Read more

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How long can Xanax (alprazolam) be detected in saliva drug test?

How long can Xanax (alprazolam) be detected in saliva drug test?

Benzos: This is the most widely disputed drug class for testing. It really does depend on how much and for how long one has been taking it and if there was recent past heavy use. It has been easily found in these tests for up to six weeks and even longer with some addicts. The standard online data says one to six weeks. ...Read more

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Will u pass a urine drug test if it's mixed wit a little of dirty saliva?

Impossible: You are not being specific. Dirty with what? What are they testing for in the urine test? What possible scenario can you be asking about since any valid drug testing is done witnessed and validated by the authorities doing the screening? ...Read more

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Will heroin and oxycontin show up as the same thing on a saliva drug test?

It depends.: Some commercially available tests distinguish between natural and synthetic opiates. Others do not. ...Read more

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