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Doctor insights on: What Todo For Chronic Saliva

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Do chronic carriers shed S.typhi in their saliva or other body fluids?

Do chronic carriers shed S.typhi in their saliva or other body fluids?

It is thought: That chronic, asymptomatic carriage of non-typhoidal Salmonella is not common...<1% in healthy adults. But the reservoir has long been accepted to be gall bladder colonization and shedding in the feces as opposed to body fluids. Saliva would not be expected to contain infectious bacteria. Transmission from contaminated feces seems to be the usual source of this rare event. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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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Is 30 days of thc being detectable in saliva for chronic smokers or all smokers. Also I wanted to know if this applied to second hand smoke?

Is 30 days of thc being detectable in saliva for chronic smokers or all smokers. Also I wanted to know if this applied to second hand smoke?

Varies: If you are not close by and never get a buzz from exposure there may not be enough inhaled to trigger common tests. However, living with a chronic user and being in a confined space could eventually trigger a test. THC attaches to the fat cells in your body and gradually leaks out over time. Your numbers are also off. A chronic heavy user could trip off a test for months. ...Read more

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I have had chronic bad breath for over 15 yrs. Brush regularly, floss. I have looked for different ways to treat but nothing weeks since I was a young girl I remember one time licking a friend and she told me my saliva smelled. Since I've been in my teens

I have had chronic bad breath for over 15 yrs. Brush regularly, floss. I have looked for different ways to treat but nothing weeks since I was a young girl I remember one time licking a friend and she told me my saliva smelled. Since I've been in my teens

This: This question is asked quite often on this forum. A number of factors could be at the crux of your problem, including diet, condition of your teeth and gums, and gastric reflux.

Brushing and flossing if your teeth have calculus or cavities will not make a dent in your problem. Do you see your dentist regularly? When is the last professional cleaning you had?
If you have been seen by your dentist within the past 6 months, had a cleaning, restored any decayed teeth, and do not have gum disease, then we know that is not the problem.

If you have not been seen that recently, now is the time to call and make an appointment. ...Read more

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Choke on saliva only during sleep. I have chronic sinusitis and post nasal drip. I don't have breath or swallow problems and no known health issues.

Choke on saliva only during sleep. I have chronic sinusitis and post nasal drip. I don't have breath or swallow problems and no known health issues.

No. 1 issue- mouth: Breather! Anyone who has chronic sinusitis have a big issue in that they normally can't breeze through their nose easily, so they compensate by breathing through their mouth. So that is a health condition worth noting. If you're choking on your saliva, and have postnasal drip issues at night, you need to make sure during the day that you're well hydrated, and also must change your diet to reduce the amount of phlegm producing food products consumed: cheese, processed foods, milk products. ...Read more

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Getting excess saliva since 5 months, comes out while talking. Have chronic migraine, fms, hyperthyroidism (diag. 3 months back), TMJ pain. Reason?

Getting excess saliva since 5 months, comes out while talking. Have chronic migraine, fms, hyperthyroidism (diag. 3 months back), TMJ pain. Reason?

Excess saliva: Excess saliva can be easily managed with a pill called Robinul (glycopyrrolate) given 1mg every 8 hrs or so. I would have a thorough exam by your internist before deciding on this medication. The excess saliva is not related to the migraine, TMJ, or hyperthyroidism. Feel better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Frothy thick saliva. Dry mouth while bottom of tongue tip feels glued with saliva, chronic cough, stuffed dry nose (no mucus), post nasal drip-white?

Frothy thick saliva. Dry mouth while bottom of tongue tip feels glued with saliva, chronic cough, stuffed dry nose (no mucus), post nasal drip-white?

Dry mouth: Consider sucking on sugarless lemon drop to stimulate saliva. Make sure that you brush regularly since lack of saliva may lead to dental decay and gum disease. There are also rx drugs to stimulate saliva production if the above measures failed. If you have dry eyes also, then you may have what is called sicca syndrome. ...Read more

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I have occasional blood in my saliva NOT DENTAL - chronic sinus problems and asthma - former smoker - worried about lung cancer but no other issues.?

I have occasional blood in my saliva NOT DENTAL - chronic sinus problems and asthma - former smoker - worried about lung cancer but no other issues.?

Hemoptysis?: Is the blood really in saliva? Or in mucus coughed up from below? Coughing up blood (hemoptysis) is often minor, and can occur with bronchitis. But you are correct to be concerned it could be more serious, including cancer, tuberculosis, and other infections. Don't take chances: see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Chronic cough, night sweats, choking on saliva since Dec. No fever, fatigue, sore throat, or allergies. Xrays, blood work clear in Jan. Ideas? Thanks

Chronic cough, night sweats, choking on saliva since Dec. No fever, fatigue, sore throat, or allergies. Xrays, blood work clear in Jan. Ideas? Thanks

Weight loss?: If you have not lost weight, it is not an emergent issue and not likely to be serious. However, it would be prudent to consult a pulmonologist- lung doctor for an evaluation.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Suffering chronic mouth pain issues. Suggestions?

Suffering chronic mouth pain issues. Suggestions?

Many causes: If you have not had a thorough evaluation to find the cause of your mouth pain, then this needs to be your first stop. I would suggest seeing a doctor or dermatologist who specializes in oral diseases. There are many causes for chronic mouth pain and the treatments are quite different depending on cause. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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What can I do to address chronic dry mouth?

What can I do to address chronic dry mouth?

Many causes: What is your medical history. There are many medications that have chronic dry mouth as a side affect. If you are taking medication I would discuss it with your physician. However, otc items such as biotene can help with the symptoms. ...Read more

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What could be causing a chronic burning rash around my mouth?

What could be causing a chronic burning rash around my mouth?

A few things...: The most common cause is perleche, which is the irritation and inflammation from licking one's lips. Perioral dermatitis is another common rosacea-like inflammatory disorder that can do this. Allergic contact dermatitis can as well. Vitamin deficiency and even exposure to certain toxins can do this, so you will need a dermatologist to help solve this puzzle. ...Read more

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White coating on the tongue and chronic dry mouth. Any tips, causes etc?

White coating on the tongue and chronic dry mouth. Any tips, causes etc?

Dry mouth: There are many causes of dry mouth and white coating on the tongue like side effect of certain medications, certain diseases and infections (diabetes, anemia) to name a few. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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I have chronic pancreatitis & sarcoidosis. Although my mouth is dry most of the time its been very watery lately. Should I be concerned?

I have chronic pancreatitis & sarcoidosis. Although my mouth is dry most of the time its been very watery lately. Should I be concerned?

Sarcoid: Typically pancreatic secretions are decreased in chronic pancreatitis. However with your sarcoidosis other glands can be affected. I recommend you to see a rheumatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Could a chronic bad taste in my mouth be a sign of cancer?

Could a chronic bad taste in my mouth be a sign of cancer?

No: Chronic bad taste in the mouth is usually a result of sinus disease, gum disease, or acid reflux (stomach acid coming up into the mouth.) medications can cause this, as can nutritional supplements. Zinc deficiency can also cause this. Very rarely, cancers of the mouth or throat can cause a bad taste in the mouth, but other symptoms would be expected. ...Read more

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Can chronic dry mouth cause blocked salivary glands and other mouth issues?

Dry mouth: I would expect that blocked salivary glands would be the cause of dry mouth better than the other way around. You should see a dentist to evaluate the patency of both your sublingual and parotid salivary glands. In the meantime use biotene or some other product to enhance and helpbto eliminate dry mouth. ...Read more

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I take 4 drops of Bach flower extract a Day, not diluted. Can it cause chronic mouth irritation on old tongue scars?

I take 4 drops of Bach flower extract a Day, not diluted. Can it cause chronic mouth irritation on old tongue scars?

The Bach flower: Remedies contain at least 27% grape based brandy and therefore at least some non diluted alcohol. This alone could result in chronic mouth irritation. In addition it would not be surprising that some of the multiple flower extracts themselves are allergenic and cause irritation. Try discontinuing the ingestion for three weeks and see if your mouth improves. If it does, you have your answer. ...Read more

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Does lercanidipin 20mg causes dry mouth when taken once daily as a chronic medication for a 37 years old patient having secondary hypertension? And wh

Does lercanidipin 20mg causes dry mouth when taken once daily as a chronic medication for a 37 years old patient having secondary hypertension? And wh

No: It doesn't cause dry mouth. Here are the adverse effects with lercanidipine 10 mg/day included flushing (1.1% vs 0.4% for placebo), ankle edema 0.9% vs 1.3%), palpitations (0.6% vs 0.4%), headache (2.3% vs 1.3%), vertigo (0.4% vs 0.4%), and asthenia (0.4% vs 0.4%). Source:http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1993952/. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am having chronic mouth ulcers, and what is causing it?

Is there a reason why I am having chronic mouth ulcers, and what is causing it?

Why ulcers there: Depends on where it exactly is and what it looks like. Mouth ulcers can be a matter of simple using an rx Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) soak, or it can be more serious even up to a cancer. This needs to be evaluated by a dentist for what it is and what is the best to do. ...Read more

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Part of the gum around the upper left side of my mouth is always bleeding, sensitive to floss, I have chronic maxillary sinus there, is there a link?

Part of the gum around the upper left side of my mouth is always bleeding, sensitive to floss, I have chronic maxillary sinus there, is there a link?

Possibly: If you have inflamed gingiva or pocketing or an open contact trapping food in that area (which you appear to have from your symptoms), the pain may be traveling to your sinus. An inflamed sinus will not, however, cause your gums to bleed. Please see a dentist for care. ...Read more

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Chronic mouth ulcers since I was a lil girl but never found out why what can I do to help with the pain?

Chronic mouth ulcers since I was a lil girl but never found out why what can I do to help with the pain?

Complete exam: You may have sensitivity to some chemical additives to foods. Cinnamon and sls are two of the things that can cause canker sores. Other causes are vitamin deficiency or immune deficiency. You should talk to, your dentist korea see an oral medicine specialist nd have a complete examination. ...Read more

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I have chronic dry mouth and bad breath. No dental problems and no medication. No smoke or drink. Causes? Who should I see for help? Gland problems?

Might be: Chronic dry mouth can be of neurological or endocrine (glandular) origin. It could lead to breath issues as well. If you aren't taking any meds, many of which have this as a side effect, a visit to your primary care provider could be helpful to figure out the dry mouth. One thing that can help bad breath for many is to add brushing the top of your tongue to your oral hygiene regimen. ...Read more

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Does olmesartan 20 mg causes dry mouth when taken once daily as a chronic medication for a 37 years old patient having secondary hypertension? And why

Does olmesartan 20 mg causes dry mouth when taken once daily as a chronic medication for a 37 years old patient having secondary hypertension? And why

Olmesartan: Has a common side effects like dry mouth, thirst, weakness, tiredness, just to name a few. The dry mouth is caused by the thiazide diuretic component that creates changes in body salts (sodium) and fluids. ...Read more

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Did hepatitis b infect another person through mouth kissing, ? If the other is a chronic carrier. I'm confused as IG mucous contains this virus or not

Did hepatitis b infect another person through mouth kissing, ? If the other is a chronic carrier. I'm confused as IG mucous contains this virus or not

Unclear: Hep b is not by oral/fecal route transmission like hep a. The virus is present in the saliva but whether it can be transmitted by ingestion is unclear. It can be transmitted if there are open areas or sores in the mouth while deep kissing, like in those with braces. ...Read more

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My ortho says my bite is lined up but I have a bad facial profile, lip incompetence and suffer from chronic mouth breathing. Would jaw surgery fix it?

My ortho says my bite is lined up but I have a bad facial profile, lip incompetence and suffer from chronic mouth breathing. Would jaw surgery fix it?

Yes, it could: Orthognathic surgery, may involve procedures on the upper jaw, lower jaw, cheekbones, nasal bones as well as other facial bones and combinations of any. Ask your surgeon for advanced software presentation that can allow you to see the predicted results of the surgery.
Rec.: see a board certified oral surgeon dds-md. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from chronic headaches for 4 years. Head MRI didn't show anything, psychotherapy hasn't helped, painkillers have no effect. Mouth guard didn't help either.

I have been suffering from chronic headaches for 4 years. Head MRI didn't show anything, psychotherapy hasn't helped, painkillers have no effect. Mouth guard didn't help either.

Headaches: Please go to a headache clinic at your local hospital. Also consider seeing a nutritionist who can test for food sensitivities. Look into biofeedback or clinical hypnosis (www. Asch. Net). I know it takes work and time to do this research but it can pay off when you find the solution. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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