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I have a lot of spit in my mouth constantly. Is this normal? How can I reduce the amount of spit my mouth is producing?

I have a lot of spit in my mouth constantly. Is this normal? How can I reduce the amount of spit my mouth is producing?

Excess saliva?: Saliva is good thing for lots of reasons. Not having enough saliva can be a problem. There are many things that could cause excess salivation. I would suggest seeing a dentist first to determine first, if you truly have excess salivary production, whether it's normal but you are just focusing in on the possibility, and if truly excessive, what might be the possible causes (dental or medical). ...Read more

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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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Excessive spit in mouth and num tongue. My tongues feels really werid I'm scared. Its been like thus for 2 days. I take prozac (fluoxetine).

Excessive spit in mouth and num tongue. My tongues feels really werid I'm scared. Its been like thus for 2 days. I take prozac (fluoxetine).

Seek evaluation: Your primary care physician or psychiatrist will review your symptoms and may refer you to a neurologist to determine if you may have a nerve or other cause for this combination of symptoms which may or may not be related. Not likely due to Prozac (fluoxetine) but prescriber must assess this. Best regards for relief soon. ...Read more

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I had blood in spit from mouth after sneezing. No cause found. I got a chest xray. But I am still worried about lung cancer?

I had blood in spit from mouth after sneezing. No cause found. I got a chest xray. But I am still worried about lung cancer?

Very unlikely: You are very, very unlikely to have lung cancer. Stop worrying about one episode of blood in spit.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What gland produces spit in your mouth?

What gland produces spit in your mouth?

Major & minor glands: Major salivary glands (occur bilaterally in pair) such as parotid glands, sublingual glands, and submandibular glands. Minor salivary gland on all the oral mucosa, the lips, the palate. ...Read more

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Why do some people have extra spit in thier mouths?

Why do some people have extra spit in thier mouths?

Salivation: Saliva is good thing for lots of reasons. Not having enough saliva can be a problem. There are many things that could cause excess salivation. I would suggest seeing a dentist first to determine first, if you truly have excess salivary production, whether it's normal but you are just focusing in on the possibility, and if truly excessive, what might be the possible causes (dental or medical). ...Read more

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I needed to spit because my mouth felt weird and it had flecks of blood, should I be worried?

I needed to spit because my mouth felt weird and it had flecks of blood, should I be worried?

Without knowing more: About your general and dental health it is impossible to answer your question. In general, painless bleeding is not a good thing. If it persists you should see a dentist or primary health care provider for an evaluation and examination. ...Read more

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Please, how to make to get more saliva/spit. Because my mouth is usually dry. So, and then which fruit should take for that case? Rega4ds Thanks

Please, how to make to get more saliva/spit. Because my mouth is usually dry. So, and then which fruit should take for that case? Rega4ds Thanks

Dryness of: The mouth may be a symptom of a rheumatoid disorder (Sjorgen's Syndrome) Get this checked out first by your PCP (Primary Care Provider) and if that evaluation negative check with your DENTIST for local treatment!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z
BTW supposedly sucking a LEMON or LIME increases the saliva! ...Read more

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I have a lot of spit in my mouth. Is my spit causing me to have bad breath?

I have a lot of spit in my mouth. Is my spit causing me to have bad breath?

Allergies?: Maybe it is simply drainage from your nose leading to excessive oral secretions. It could also be that the salivary glands are over-active. I would first see an allergist to determine if it is allergies, then seek further support if it is your salivary glands. ...Read more

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Why do I get a lot of spit in my mouth when I eat something with flour? Is this normal? I have been on a diet without flour a while. Could this be why

Why do I get a lot of spit in my mouth when I eat something with flour? Is this normal? I have been on a diet without flour a while. Could this be why

? SensitiveNot normal: This may be a sign of gluten sensitivity (or a least wheat sensitivity). When one is sensitive to a food ; eats it regularly they are less likely to notice a reaction; after avoiding the food the reaction is more obvious. Scroll towards the bottom of my essay on diet and health to see the gluten-free diet section for more information and links: http://drrandybaker. Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/. ...Read more

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Bubbles always in my spit and my mouth keeps making bubbles been three days what could be casuing this I drink ALOT of water so it cant be dehydration?

Bubbles always in my spit and my mouth keeps making bubbles been three days what could be casuing this I drink ALOT of water so it cant be dehydration?

Diabetes: See your provider. There are a few case reports far and in between that such "foaming" in bodily fluids can be a sign of diabetes or insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting excessive spit in my mouth? Could it be acid from my stomach?

Why do I keep getting excessive spit in my mouth? Could it be acid from my stomach?

See your PCP: The three major causes of excessive salivation are: pregnancy, excessive starch intake and GERD. See your PCP for evaluation and tests. ...Read more

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I want to know if somebody spits in your mouth, does your DNA kill their saliva or does their saliva stay there forever?

I want to know if somebody spits in your mouth, does your DNA kill their saliva or does their saliva stay there forever?

Where to begin....: Spitting.... Kissing... It's the same thing. Saliva in and of itself is not "alive". Dna is genetic material, and in and of itself does not kill saliva (especially since it is not alive to begin with). Forever is a very, very, long time, so the answer is no. Can't tell what the point of of your question is, repost it if necessary. ...Read more

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Can you contract HIV virus if someone spits in your mouth?

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Can you contract HIV virus if someone spits in your mouth?

NO: Though it is a very grotesque experience, you cannot contract HIV virus with someone spitting in your mouth. However, I would make sure that person will never do the same thing to anybody else or even do the act of spitting again :). ...Read more

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My husband is an alcohic, he has some blood he spits from his mouth but is not vomiting up blood? He is 40 years old

My husband is an alcohic, he has some blood he spits from his mouth but is not vomiting up blood? He is 40 years old

Doctor: Alcoholism can effect the liver and the organs connected with it. Blood can get too thin. The veins in his swallowing tube can get big, like varicose veins in the legs, and he could bleed from those. See a doctor for an evaluation if he would. It's easier said than done that he needs to stop drinking. He needs to work on it every day. Aa is a good start. Therapy with aa is better. All the best! ...Read more

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I have no acid reflex. I swallow normally. Docs don't see anything. Did lots of test. I have constant spitting and burning mouth related to anything?

I have no acid reflex. I swallow normally. Docs don't see anything. Did lots of test. I have constant spitting and burning mouth related to anything?

Post nasal drip?: Do you have nasal congestion that makes you breathe from your mouth? Chronic nasal congestion can cause post nasal drip that makes you spit constantly. Go back to the doctor or see an allergist if you have nasal symptoms. ...Read more

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I floss, brush my teeth alot I have spit in my mouth every morninf its yellow in smells I just seen that I have bumps in the back of tongue?

I floss, brush my teeth alot I have spit in my mouth every morninf its yellow in smells I just seen that I have bumps in the back of tongue?

Yellowish spit: You may have a bacterial, fungal, or viral infection. Smell may be sulfur. Bumps on tongue, by the way, may be normal papillae. Please see your Dentist. Consultation with an ENT may be required also. ...Read more

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Mucus dripping from back of nose. Keep spitting out of mouth. Itchy/sore throat radiating into ears... almost 2 weeks like this? Worse after speaking?

Mucus dripping from back of nose. Keep spitting out of mouth. Itchy/sore throat radiating into ears... almost 2 weeks like this? Worse after speaking?

Post nasal drip: Your symptoms are consistent with post-nasal drip. You may try over the counter allergy pill such as benadryl, zyrtec or Allegra. Any of the generic formulations b may work as effectively. Try this first and see if your symptoms improve. Be sure to take consistently for a few days to really notice an effect. If you start having other symptoms then may need to try something else ...Read more

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Am pregnant and I always have spit in my mouth always what do I do or take to stop it?

Am pregnant and I always have spit in my mouth always what do I do or take to stop it?

Sounds as though: You may have very active and efficient saliva glands/flow. Swallow more frequently, this is often a temporary concern as many medications tend to reduce saliva flow. Dry mouth is one of the most common and least reported side effects of medications and herbal remedies. ...Read more

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Waking up often during mornings with taste of blood (metallic?) in mouth. No blood when I spit out Is Mouth/Chest source? Also have high blood pressure

Waking up often during mornings with taste of blood (metallic?) in mouth. No blood when I spit out Is Mouth/Chest source? Also have high blood pressure

Drug side effect?: In addition to infections (bronchial, sinus, etc), many drugs, including some used for high blood pressure, can cause abnormal taste sensations. Google "drug side effects" to find several resources where you can search your medications to see if they have this effect. ...Read more

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When I was little I have a spit gland in my mouth I got it cut out bow I got I think another one what should I do?

When I was little I have a spit gland in my mouth I got it cut out bow I got I think another one what should I do?

Mucocoel: The skin lining the inside of the mouth contains many glands that secrete mucous. Sometimes the mechanical action of chewing will break the tubes that bring the mucous to the surface ; a cyst will form under the skin when the mucous cannot get out. An ENT or dentist can opened ; remove them. They can reoccur. Have it looked at and arrange for removal. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you spit out mucus from mouth and nose and its bloody?

What does it mean when you spit out mucus from mouth and nose and its bloody?

Sinus issues?: There could be me many different issues going on but the most common are Sinus Infections. I would highly recommend seeing a physician for an exam and determine the true nature of the problem. Simple antibiotics could clear it up.
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2 month old cries out of no where with alot of spit coming out his mouth sometimes nose too what is this?

2 month old cries out of no where with alot of spit coming out his mouth sometimes nose too what is this?

Sandifer's: Infants who are distressed from acid reflux often cry and arch their back, or seem hungry but cry once they start to drink. They may also resent being placed on their back and prefer to sit up. Frequent nasal congestion can result from chronic irritation of the nose tissue and make it difficult for them to breathe, further worsening fussiness. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I keep spitting blood from my mouth?

What does it mean if I keep spitting blood from my mouth?

Not normal: You need to determine where the blood is coming from. Could be your gums, could be from stomach, nose, sinuses, etc. Seek a medical and a dental consult asap.

Feel better soon... ...Read more

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What happens if someone has HIV and their mouth is pouring blood and they spit blood in my mouth can I get hiv?

What happens if someone has HIV and their mouth is pouring blood and they spit blood in my mouth can I get hiv?

Improbable: This improbable scenario still is not thought to put anyone at risk of HIV infection. Regardless of past stories and past information we now know that HIV is not caught orally in nearly all instances. We now have hundreds of millions of exposures to verify this. Humans have been bled upon, shat upon, vomited upon, peed upon, ejaculated upon and no transmission to these humans. No mysteries here ...Read more

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I shushed my son and spit particles entered his mouth. He is 22 months. Chances of transmitting oral herpes to him? My sore is a skin colored scab now

I shushed my son and spit particles entered his mouth. He is 22 months. Chances of transmitting oral herpes to him? My sore is a skin colored scab now

Minimal: It sounds like your lesion has healed. Clean his mouth well and watch for any signs of cold sores. Medication may help any outbreak. Preventive meds could be considered but as there is a low risk likely not. All the best. ...Read more

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At the dentist office today, I was laying down in the chair with my mouth open while the dentist was talking and looking at my teeth. Mid-sentence a drop of his spit flew in my mouth! What are my chances of contracting oral herpes? He didn't have any sore

At the dentist office today, I was laying down in the chair with my mouth open while the dentist was talking and looking at my teeth. Mid-sentence a drop of his spit flew in my mouth! What are my chances of contracting oral herpes? He didn't have any sore

Very low: Unless the dentist had an active infection at the time your chances of getting any kind of illness from this incident is very, very low. That being said, I would switch dentists. Any time a dentist is talking "over" a patient they should be wearing a mask. This simple procedure protects both the patient and the dentist from unwanted exposure to germs when they are in each others personal space. ...Read more

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2yo with flu high fever puking chills sore throat cough runny nose he keeps spitting like his mouth taste bad! What to give besides tylenol (acetaminophen) ibuprofen?

2yo with flu high fever puking chills sore throat cough runny nose he keeps spitting like his mouth taste bad! What to give besides tylenol (acetaminophen) ibuprofen?

Clear fluids: Give small amounts of pedialyte of chicken broth sweetened with a small amount of sugar to prevent dehydration. If you start with 1/2 tsp every 10-15 minutes you can often give enough fluids to prevent or treat dehydration. Increase amount of 1/2 tsp every hour or so as tolerated. Your child sounds like one the pediatrician should see. May want to do a rapid strep screen & assess for dehydration. ...Read more

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How much should a two year old drool? Mine drools constantly. There is almost always a string of spit hanging out of his mouth. It's like a faucet.

How much should a two year old drool? Mine drools constantly. There is almost always a string of spit hanging out of his mouth. It's like a faucet.

Drooling: Children tend to drool a lot especially if they are teething, or having ulcers inside their mmouth preventing them from swaloowing their spit. Check also if his tonsils are big too. ...Read more

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15M old choaked on water from cup She spit some water out her mouth before coughing for a min she went to bed@bedtime I'm concerned about dry drowning?

15M old choaked on water from cup She spit some water out her mouth before coughing for a min she went to bed@bedtime I'm concerned about dry drowning?

Definitions: Drowning from fluid in the lungs that occurs not during submersion in water, but up to 24 hours after swimming or bathing, defines secondary drowning. If the child inhales water into the lungs, the vocal cords can spasm. The drowning is defined 'dry' because it occurs out of the water. Ref: http://www.parenting.com/child/safety/what-you-need-to-know-about-dry-drowning ...Read more

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Drank a bottle of tea and felt something in my mouth. Spit it out and it was a small shard of glass. Saw glass on the cap to. Not sure if I ingested any?

You should be okay.: Lots of sharp objects pass through the GI tract without causing problems. Glass is inert, so it should not react with digestive enzymes, so you are safe there too. If you develop any symptoms though you should see a doctor of course. ...Read more

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My daughter is 4+ and I have noticed whenever she is asleep she has spit bubbling out of her mouth. It remains as foam on her lips.

My daughter is 4+ and I have noticed whenever she is asleep she has spit bubbling out of her mouth. It remains as foam on her lips.

Possible problem: If this occurring only when she sleeps, you might want to discuss the problem with her pediatrician. She may need an eeg. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I wake up at night and go toilet I spit blood from the roof of my mouth. It's stops after a few sucks and spits. Then I rinse my mouth.

Sometimes when I wake up at night and go toilet I spit blood from the roof of my mouth. It's stops after a few sucks and spits. Then I rinse my mouth.

Oral Bleeding: Most likely from periodontal (gum) disease but could be from a host of other possibilities, some of which can be very serious. See your own dentist for a complete and thorough oral, dental and soft tissue examination. Your dentist may refer you to your primary care physician if there is no obvious cause of your nocturnal bleeding. ...Read more