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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.

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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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I have recently noticed greyness around my mouth what could be the cause? I am 48 years old, female and I just noticed this yesterday

I have recently noticed greyness around my mouth what could be the cause? I am 48 years old, female and I just noticed this yesterday

That's: That's a strange one. I would need to see. Some drugs can cause graying but that's of skin too. I do not know of a condition that only affects the area around the mouth causing that color. Have your doctor take a look.

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This morning I awoke with a sore throat- it's hard to swallow and my saliva had grey tinges in it. I also have hayfever? Or is it just a cold?? Thanks

This morning I awoke with a sore throat- it's hard to swallow and my saliva had grey tinges in it. I also have hayfever? Or is it just a cold?? Thanks

Pharyngitis: It's possible that this is due to allergies from postnasal drip and throat irritation. However, viral infections of the throat as well as strep throat can also cause pain. If you have swollen glands in your neck and under your job, a fever, or can see white spots on your tonsils, you should see your doctor.

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Do I have Sjögren? Results: SSA (Ro) 5.67U/ml, SSB (La) 4.10U/ml (Ref. <4.00 negative, 4.00-6.00 gray zone, >6.00 positive). Dry mouth, anxiety 5 months

Do I have Sjögren? Results: SSA (Ro) 5.67U/ml, SSB (La) 4.10U/ml (Ref. <4.00 negative, 4.00-6.00 gray zone, >6.00 positive). Dry mouth, anxiety 5 months

Maybe: The levels of the SSA and SSB are not impressive and dry mouth can be secondary to anxiety or meds that treat anxiety. A lip biopsy can be helpful in confirming Sjogrens. Have you seen a rheumatologist?

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Why is the roof of my mouth grey?

Why is the roof of my mouth grey?

IDK: Grey? That sounds unusual. Do you have enough light to see it properly? Maybe it's just some shadowing. See your dentist for an exam.

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What does a grey, white thick coating on tongue and bad taste in mouth mean?

What does a grey, white thick coating on tongue and bad taste in mouth mean?

Could be a host: Of reasons. Best to consult with a dentist if you haven't been to one recently and exercise very good oral hygiene including brushing your tongue. Hope this helps.

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I had a grey/blue phlegm come out of my mouth this morning while coughing. Don't smoke and don't live around any heavy pollution. Fluke or problem? :/

I had a grey/blue phlegm come out of my mouth this morning while coughing. Don't smoke and don't live around any heavy pollution. Fluke or problem? :/

Could be nothing: It could be something you ate and the phlegm mix up with it on the way out either way if persistent could be an indication of infection seek a medical advice

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Horrible taste in mouth for years and seems to be from back of tongue. Tongue in morning is grey/ white and when I brush the back still white. Sicknes?

Horrible taste in mouth for years and seems to be from back of tongue. Tongue in morning is grey/ white and when I brush the back still white. Sicknes?

Yes: A white tongue is usually an indication of the body being toxic. Since you say this has been going on for years I believe you have a chronic condition. Your also need nutritional counseling see physician for a check up go to natdent. Com take the symptom survey test send me the resultes zeines@aol. Com.

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So I have Pica and I ate some brittle grey rock at a creek. I'm wondering if I'll get some type of disease. It left a weird egg taste in my mouth.

So I have Pica and I ate some brittle grey rock at a creek. I'm wondering if I'll get some type of disease. It left a weird egg taste in my mouth.

Danger: Always at danger if you are eating unknown substances. Be checked and get help for your addiction. All the best and stay safe.

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Hi, so my tongue feels sore, sandy, swollen and bumpy, white/grey color, roof of mouth feels swollen. I have been around a lot of sawdust lately too?

Hi, so my tongue feels sore, sandy, swollen and bumpy, white/grey color, roof of mouth feels swollen. I have been around a lot of sawdust lately too?

Protection needed: If this environment is going to continue to be yours, you NEED to get and use a mask of sufficient rating to protect your mucus membranes. It's essential! Check online or at a library or Dr's office for advice on one. Also if good cleansing w/ water, non-alcohol mouthwash and rest doesn't fix it in a day, see a Dr or go to ER. You might be allergic. Be careful!

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I have had a bad taste in my mouth and smell a gross scent. I am getting a mucus from my nose which is grey. I have alsohad a fever for two days. I do not smoke. What could it be?

I have had a bad taste in my mouth and smell a gross scent. I am getting a mucus from my nose which is grey. I have alsohad a fever for two days. I do not smoke. What could it be?

Possible sinusitis: Sounds like you may be developing acute sinusitis. The fever, bad smell, bad taste all suggest this. It could be a viral infection if <7 days duration, but if >10 days, I would favor a bacterial infection. You should see md.

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Why the roof of my mouth looks greyish? Its always been like that I thought it was oral cancer im 22 but don't drink or smoke

Why the roof of my mouth looks greyish? Its always been like that I thought it was oral cancer im 22 but don't drink or smoke

Dentist examination: Are you anemic? You are not likely to have oral cancer. The greyish color may be due to anemia. It would help to examine your mouth and your doctor or dentist could do that.

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Brownish/Grey sore on wisdom tooth extraction site from over 2 yrs ago causing LOTS of pain in mouth and left ear. What could it be and what do I do?

See your dentist: Some conditions like Brownish/Grey sore 2 years after surgery may require further assessment and your dentist may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your dentist for evaluation.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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