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.

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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...

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...

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 (prochlorperazine) and demster. Read more...

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...

What causes salivary gland disorders?

Usually... The most common problem is "sialoadenitis" where the gland gets blocked up, and becomes painful and swollen. Dehydration is a common cause. This can be initially treated with hot compresses, good hydration (lots of water) and sour foods/liquids taken 5-10x/day (vinegar, lemon juice, sour candies, etc). Ask your doctor for details about what he/she thinks the problem is. Best wishes. Read more...
Many. Depends on the disorder. Causes can be radiation, a stone in the gland, infection, presence of a tumor or cyst in the gland. There are autoimmune diseases like, sjogren's syndrome that can affect the glands. Consult with your doctor. Read more...