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What causes an overactive salivary gland?

What causes an overactive salivary gland?

Hunger: I'm not sure what you mean. You'll salivate if you're hungry. If your salivary glands are swollen, they could be blocked with a stone or thick mucus. Dehydration can be part of the problem there, also infection, and sometimes autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Salivary Gland (Definition)

There are major and minor salivary glands. The major glands (parotid, submandibular, and sublimgul) are paired on each side of the jaw. There are about 300 minor glands scattered about the mouth and throat. They all produce saliva which keeps the mouth moist and helps with ...Read more


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Was wondering what illesses/diseases cause overactive salivary glands?

Was wondering what illesses/diseases cause overactive salivary glands?

Varies: Common causes of excessive salivation include; allergies, infection in the mouth or throat, irritation in the mouth and gastroesophageal reflux. Some known medical side effects are, aricept, Compazine and demster. ...Read more

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Was wondering what illesses cause an overactive salivary gland?

Many things: Overactive salivary glands are usually nothing to worry about. Salavia is produced depending on your diet, spicy and acidic foods will increase production. So the first thing to do is change your diet. Some medications as well as some medical cinditions can cause an increase in salvia. Some conditions that can cause this are gerd, infections, , allergies, stroke, pregnancy, bell's palsy , more. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the cause of overactive salivary glands?

Many choices: Could be anything from an intolerance to a medication or a new food to a new acrylic oral appliance. Check with an md if it does not resolve soon. ...Read more

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What would cause shrunken salivary glands?

What would cause shrunken salivary glands?

Anything else shrunk: At your age it could be many things. To diagnose, more symptoms are needed. Medication, especially multiple meds is a problem for decreased salivary flow. How do you know they are shrunken, \? A thorough diagnosis by a dentist or oral surgeon is a start to see if they are truly shrunk! ...Read more

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What could cause an odd sensation in your salivary glands when eating sweets?

What could cause an odd sensation in your salivary glands when eating sweets?

Poss. blocked duct: A blockage in a salivary gland or duct leading from the gland can give you a funny feeling in the gland and you may notice a swelling of your gland and face if the blockage becomes severe. The swelling or feeling may come and go depending upon what you eat and type of blockage you may have. Other things may also make your glands feel funny so go see your dentist for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can cause one salivary gland is higher than the other?

What can cause one salivary gland is higher than the other?

Stone or infection: You could have a salivary stone or you might have an infection. Please see a dentist or doctor to determine the cause and to see if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What causes salivary glands to oversecrete?

There are many: Possibilities. Certain medications can increase flow of saliva, but the list is short. Gi reflux is linked along with new (or even poor fitting) dentures. There are also some diseases that are attributed to this issue. Swallowing dysfunction can cause the perception of extra salivary flow. If you find this concern lasts more than a few days, consult w your pcp or your dentist. ...Read more

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