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Will Saliva Ears Clean
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
Probably normal: Most of us hear a funny squishy sound when we swallow. When our mouths are closed, it may feel like it is louder. However, if the noise never happened before, it is noticeably more difficult to swallow, or you feel like your saliva has changed recently, see your physician or an ENT to make sure everything is working as it should. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ear has been blocked for the whole day ever since i got flu.. I cannot pop my ears, but I am continuously yawning and swallowing saliva, it unblock?
Blocked ear: Often with a cold or flu, the nasal and throat linings get irritated and inflamed. This swelling will close off the tube between the ear and throat. The motion and streching of the jaw and inner tissues will allow the tube to open. This will open the airway and unblock the ear. Your md can give you some medicine to clear up this inflamation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer