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What Causes Choking On Saliva
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
Spittle: Regurged food may be take the form of foamy spittle. ...Read more
Cold: There are sources of blood, like the stomach, the lungs and the nose and posterior pharynx. In time of cold or upper respiratory infection, there is mucous which is thicker than the plasma. This draws the fluid from the blood vessels in the nose and the pharynx which are to the surface and they can pop and hence you cough up blood. If possible other causes, please go see your doctor. ...Read more
Could be: It could be your eustation tubes opening and closing... Especially if it is a clicking type sound... That would be normal. Otherwise i would suggest seeing a physician for an evaluation. ...Read more
My daughter has excessive saliva which she's either swallowing, choking on or drooling. Am especially concerned about the choking at night. What to do?
Babies Drool: All babies drool try not to get too anxious about that.The drool can be messy and lead to local rashes under the neck if not wiped away regularly, but rest assured, this will get better as she gets older. The choking is an issue. Don't lay her down with her bottle.Make sure that after feeding you keep her head elevated for at least 30 minutes (if she's asleep let her cheek rest on your shoulder - ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes salviary glands on roof of mouth and gums to swell up? I get this with other allergies, can it be allergy induced?
See your dentist: Many salivary gland disorders have very similar symptoms. The main symptom of salivary gland disorders is irritated or swollen salivary glands. There are many tests that can diagnose salivary gland disorders. These tests help determine the cause of salivary gland symptoms. See your dentist for evaluation, diagnosis and possible referral to a specialist. ...Read more
One of the symptoms for tetanus is trouble swallowing what do they mean by that? Because my mouth is dry and it's hard to swallow due to the dryness
Likely infection: If you have an infection like strep in your throat, then it would be painful for you to swallow. If there is an infection elsewhere that is causing swelling, then that would also make it difficult to swallow. Either way, you should resist trying to "wait it out, " and you should see a physician. Difficulty swallowing is not normal, and not addressing the problem may not improve the situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A rough tooth: I wonder if you are not simply rubbing your tongue on something rough. ...Read more
Not normal for: A baby to have swollen hand unless bitten by a bug or something.Please have your baby checked out before it gets worse.The other thing is an injury, want to rule out fracture. You did not give any more information aside from swelling .Hard to say. Just the same take your baby to the doctor asap. ...Read more
Mouth breather: Usually waking with a dry mouth is caused from breathing through the mouth or sleeping with your mouth open. However, some medications can cause dry mouth, if you don't think you are a mouth breather. Is there a medication you take at night before bed? If so, talk with your pharmacist about whether dry mouth is a side affect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reflux: Phlegm in the throat associated with food may be from acid reflux. When acid reflux makes it to the level of your throat it is called lpr. In some instances chronic inflammation in the tonsils may cause similar symptoms. I rare cases, a pouch like space called a diverticulum(zenker's) can occur in the upper esophagus which can produce mucous and debris. ...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
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