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Dry mouth: Many medications will cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor about medications and see a dentist also. Dry. Mouth will cause cavities. Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks. Avoid mouthwash with alcohol with can maki it worse. Biotene products are specifically made to help dry mouth. Chewing xylitol or sugar free gum can stimulate saliva flow. Keep well hydrated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dysphagia: Difficulty in swallowing is caused by, lesions in the mouth and pharynx or larynx, neuromuscular disturbances, mechanical obstruction of the oesaphagus, tonsilar abscesses, Ludvig's angina, and carcinoma of the tongue, excessive dryness or thirst,and acute alcoholic inebriation. It is a problem and if it does not disappear in a few hours you should seek professional attention quickly. ...Read more
Salty, thick, excessive saliva, trouble swallowing, breathing struggles, excessive sweating on neck and back, foggy headed, blurred vision, etc?
Breathing struggles?: Anytime you have to struggle to breathe, you should go to the emergency room for evaluation and treatment. Call 911 if necessary. ...Read more
Feeling a little sick. Increased saliva production, swallowing excessively making it hard to sleep, burping more. Swallowing leading to nausea.
Medications,illness: Side effects for many medicines include taste in mouth. Always good to be evaluated if it persists very long! ...Read more
Not necessarily.: Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, ^ gagging ; yawning. They may begin after missed period. ...Read more
Excess saliva: Excess saliva, usually with drooling, is not very common in young people, but becomes more common in older folks. It can be caused by discoordination in the pharynx (not swallowing saliva), medications that stimulate salivary glands, conditions that stimulate the GI tract (vomiting, severe heartburn, esophageal spasm), and in older people, weakness of the oral muscles & lips, which leads to leakag. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Many diseases can be transmitted by the oral cavity including the bacteria involved with gum disease and in the case of newborns the bacteria involved with tooth decay. Even those who are coughing near to you could be a risk of transmission. Your concern is valid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excess salivation or: sialorrhea is not one of the more commonly reported side effects following Nissen fundoplication surgery.Early on gas, difficulty swallowing and bloating are the principle problems which, fortunately, typically improve. Diarrhea persists in about 10%, difficulty swallowing in 3%, and inability to belch or vomit in about 1/3. Excess saliva is likely due to impaired swallowing, not overproduction ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doctor: Many symptoms that do not necessarily relate so you should go see your family doctor for a check up. Good luck. ...Read more
The PND may be : Causing your upset stomach. See your doctor to help determine if you have allergies or sinusitis, and what would be safe for you to take. Also, use a couple pillows at night to sleep, so your head is elevated versus flat while you're symptomatic. Drink lots of liquids too, stay away from dairy and sugar. This makes it worse! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Postnasal Drip: Every day, glands in the linings of your nose make about a quart of mucus each day. The excess can come out of the nostrils -- that’s a runny nose. When the mucus runs down the back of your nose to your throat, it's called postnasal drip. http://www.webmd.com/allergies/postnasal-drip ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My gag reflex seems more sensitive..Brush teeth..Strong smells..Weird looking food .Garglin water from bathroom sink makes me gag. Why? Help
Mental or menstrual : The gag reflex is something that can be overcome with mental focus and positive reinforcement, albeit quite a bit of both! another potential reason is morning sickness. If that's completely out of the question, then consider practicing on decreasing the reflex. Some gag reflexes are so severe that only sedation allows for dental treatment. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer