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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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My mouth is sore since yesterday, worse today. Especially the tip of my tongue, my gums are very sensitive too, and I tasted saltiness. Not burned.

My mouth is sore since yesterday, worse today. Especially the tip of my tongue, my gums are very sensitive too, and I tasted saltiness. Not burned.

Sore mouth from?: This would have to be personally seen by a dentist or physician in order to try to diagnose the problem. With the limited information you posted, it would be impossible to determine what the problem is. Sorry. ...Read more

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What causes a brown saliva?

What causes a brown saliva?

Mouth bleed: Blood can give your saliva a brown or red tinge to it if you have an active or slow bleed. See dentist or primary doctor to full examination. ...Read more

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What can cause excess saliva?

Organophosphates: Pesticides, herbicides and nerve gases used in chemical warfare and terrorism attacks. ...Read more

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Can a diet be the cause of my sweet saliva?

Can a diet be the cause of my sweet saliva?

Need further tests!: You need to see an MD to check for other causes! ...Read more

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What can cause saliva build up when I lay horizontal?

What can cause saliva build up when I lay horizontal?

Gravity: Gravity helps you swallow - when you lay down - it pools up in your mouth rather than at the back of your throat when you are triggered to swallow. ...Read more

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I have foamy white saliva. What could be the cause of this?

I have foamy white saliva. What could be the cause of this?

Dehydration: Likely you are dry, this makes the saliva whiter. I do not now what other symptoms you are having, but possible this could be some type of infection or perhaps something you ate. For example, milk will make the saliva thicker and whiter. ...Read more

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Is there a medical condition that cause saliva to be produced in excess?

Is there a medical condition that cause saliva to be produced in excess?

There are several: Among them, rabies, gerd, and even pregnancy. Best to get evaluated by a physician or primary healthcare provider to focus in on any relevant issues. Don't assume the worst before getting the facts that are relevant to you. ...Read more

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What can cause gray specks in saliva?

What can cause gray specks in saliva?

From saliva, throat?: Saliva shouldn't have anything in it. It should be clear and colorless. Some people get crystals in a saliva duct. People can get saliva gland infections, leading to pus or cloudy stuff in the saliva. "specks" from foods can get stuck in throat mucous, as well as dust mixed in with nose mucus that drips onto the throat to become throat mucus, and can mix with saliva to look odd. A dr can evaluate. ...Read more

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What are probable causes of blood in saliva?

What are probable causes of blood in saliva?

Gum disease likely: Understanding that you need a complete and thorough exam to be sure, in the vast majority of cases, blood in the saliva would be from periodontal (gum) disease- either gingivitis or periodontitis. There are many other dental and medical causes, so it is imperative that you first see a dentist to accurately determine the cause and refer you to a physician only if necessary. The sooner the better! ...Read more

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What causes one to produce excessive saliva?

Saliva is an importa: Saliva is an important part of our oral health. It is a natural lubricant, cleaner and contains beneficial bacteria to start the digestion process. It also helps us taste food and swallow. Excess saliva may be cause by certain medications, foods or toxins that may be exposed to. Please consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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Can over stimulation of saliva cause blood in saliva?

Can over stimulation of saliva cause blood in saliva?

No: It is not normal to have blood in your saliva regardless of the amount of saliva produced. You most likely have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. See a dentist for a complete and thorough dental examination and periodontal evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes foamy saliva after having a heller myotomy?

What causes foamy saliva after having a heller myotomy?

Change in flow: Only a guess, but either the increase in reflux is stimulating increase on salivary flow, or your ability to swallow food better has stimulated an increase in salivary flow. ...Read more

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What causes excessive saliva and is there anything that will help deal with it?

Excessive salivation: Is usually a temporary situation. It can be for a number of reasons - production of excess saliva by the salivary glands; decreased swallowing; reflux; side effect of certain meds. Often new or ill fitting dental /oral appliances can also contribute to excessive salivation. If you are worried consult a dentist or physician. ...Read more

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Random increase in saliva that started a day ago. I don't feel sick at all though. What could cause this?

Random increase in saliva that started a day ago. I don't feel sick at all though. What could cause this?

Acid reflux: For someone your age and taking in consideration your list of daily meds. I will suggest some proton pump inhibitors, consult your medical doctor and if you don't feel relieve within a week. I will consider further blood or urea breast testing. Please try to follow a diet involving no spicy food, no heavy nightly snacks and avoid acid content products among others. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Why does sugar cause thick saliva?

Why does sugar cause thick saliva?

Hypertonic: Like the spoonful of sugar that makes the medicine go down. Lyric from the Sound of Music.
Sugar draws water to it. It thickens and becomes less granular. Hence hypertonic. Mucous contains water therefore it thickens when it encounters sugar. ...Read more

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Will the saliva of a dog cause rabies?

Will the saliva of a dog cause rabies?

Wound?: Rabies is a viral infection and major mode of transmission is through bite or wound. Is there a wound? Wash area quickly with soap and water and see a physician right away. ...Read more

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I experienced excessive secretion of saliva when I lie down to sleep. What could be the causes and how to overcome it?

I experienced excessive secretion of saliva when I lie down to sleep. What could be the causes and how to overcome it?

Options: The cause is unknown... To overcome it I would suggest seeing an oral medicine specialist. There are medications that can help and Botox is known to help. Each has its side affects... ...Read more

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I sometimes have small water antiparistalsis orally. No nauseating feeling just small amount of bubble like saliva. What could be the cause?

Acid reflux?: Do you tend to have this after eating/drinking something acidic, like soda, orange juice, or eating something citrus, like grapefruit? Do you tend to have this eating late at night? Please make sure to be drinking water in order to prevent salivary glands from over-reacting when mouth getting too dry. See your medical doctor if these problems do not apply to you.... ...Read more

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Can alchohol travel through saliva? For example. Someone that's drunk gives oral sex to someone that is not. Could that cause a SCRAM bracelet to react

Can alchohol travel through saliva? For example. Someone that's drunk gives oral sex to someone that is not. Could that cause a SCRAM bracelet to react

Alcohol: Unlikely. If located in the saliva, the concentration of the alcohol is not likely to be enough. Seems that the SCRAM monitoring system will react as alcohol levels rise enough in the body to start going through the skin. For the time spent during oral intimacy & the low concentration level, it is unlikely to set it off. Hope this helps & ask further questions if you have them. ...Read more

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My husband is having a overwhelming amount of acidic saliva, he has been for a gastroscopy and a sonar, all results came back normal, what's the cause?

My husband is having a overwhelming amount of acidic saliva, he has been for a gastroscopy and a sonar, all results came back normal, what's the cause?

Don't know: Our salivary glands can get infected as well as stones as two possible causes. An ENT would be the most likely specialist to investigate this problem ...Read more

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What can cause bloody saliva coming from the mouth?

What can cause bloody saliva coming from the mouth?

Gum problems: Typically, any blood coming from the mouth is related to a number of gum problems. See a dentist for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Types of cancer that causes blood in saliva after waking up?

Types of cancer that causes blood in saliva after waking up?

Possibly Head/Neck: Possibly head/neck cancers

http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/head-and-neck-cancer.

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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 started vomiting what looks like saliva. Anyone know what can cause that?

I started vomiting what looks like saliva. Anyone know what can cause that?

Regurgitation: GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)=stuff (whether acid or not) regurgitates back into esophagus due to inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, impaired esophageal function (peristalsis), inadequate saliva, gastric outlet narrowing, gastroparesis, small bowel pathology, etc. Is quite common--see other HealthTap answers how to control this & prevent its consequences if untreated. ...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