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Salty Saliva Causes
Salty/sodium taste in mouth? For one day I have this salty taste either from my tongue touching saliva or the saliva salty. What could cause this?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is it possible for your body to reject others saliva and body fluids and cause you to get sick whenever you come in contact?
Body fluids: Not unless the body fluids are infectious ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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