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do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:43 am
by psychiatry is a scam
ate a lot of junk food / taco hell - noticed my body was trying to compensate my stupidity by generating a lot of saliva .

I often think of my first contact with a shrink - asked about side effects - shrink said dry mouth like it was no big deal .

I think shutting down the salivary glands is slow death . :burn:

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:10 am
by Matthew Ellard
"You make saliva when you chew. The harder you chew, the more saliva you make."

Saliva and Your Mouth / https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/what-is-saliva#1

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:22 pm
by psychiatry is a scam
Matthew Ellard wrote:"You make saliva when you chew. The harder you chew, the more saliva you make."

Saliva and Your Mouth / https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/what-is-saliva#1


good point , but this was after - I was trying to sleep -
maybe I am not normal . (in just this one way)

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:28 pm
by psychiatry is a scam
also wondering how many medications list shutting down your salivary glands /( first line of defense )-
as a minor side effect ?

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:42 am
by Matthew Ellard
psychiatry is a scam wrote:also wondering how many medications list shutting down your salivary glands /( first line of defense )- as a minor side effect ?


You mostly loose your saliva glands during radio therapy for cancers of the throat and mouth.

Here are the drugs
Considering taking medication to treat Increased Production of Saliva? Below is a list of common medications used to treat or reduce the symptoms of Increased Production of Saliva.
https://www.webmd.com/drugs/condition-1 ... +of+Saliva

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:54 am
by Gord
If you eat a lot of salt, you may salivate a lot later.

Also, if your stomach is trying to purge itself of something, heavy saliva production can be a precursor to vomiting.

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:21 am
by psychiatry is a scam
Gord wrote:If you eat a lot of salt, you may salivate a lot later.

Also, if your stomach is trying to purge itself of something, heavy saliva production can be a precursor to vomiting.



thanks - these make sense and fit with eating taco hell junk food .

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:19 pm
by psychiatry is a scam
health ; a dry mouth can mean more than just discomfort for many -
by SANDRA BLAKESLEE - August 17, 1989

millions of americans are suffering from salivary dysfunction /xerostomia
overlooked and ignored

trying to synthesize fake spit :burn:

thank god for progress ; but which god ?

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:18 am
by Gord
They already have artificial saliva products on the market: https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/Consum ... 254273.htm

Your doctor or dentist may recommend oral rinses and moisturizers, or prescribe an artificial saliva.
Also called saliva substitutes, artificial salivas are regulated by FDA as medical devices. “Unlike drugs, artificial salivas have no chemical action,” says Susan Runner, D.D.S., chief of FDA’s dental devices branch. “Their action is mechanical. They moisten and lubricate the mouth but do not stimulate the salivary glands to make saliva.”

While not a cure, artificial salivas can provide short-term relief of the symptoms of dry mouth. “They can also help minimize discomfort after an oral procedure,” says Runner.

Artificial salivas come in a variety of forms, including rinses, sprays, swabs, gels, and tablets that dissolve in the mouth. Some are available by prescription only; others can be bought over-the-counter.

FDA has also approved several prescription drugs to relieve dry mouth caused by certain medical treatments or conditions, such as Sjögren's syndrome and radiation for head or neck cancer.

I've tried two forms, a gel (ick) and a spray (gross). Neither of them was very pleasant, so I just drink water now -- that seems to activate my saliva glands rather nicely.

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:42 pm
by Austin Harper
I don't know about saliva but spicy food can cause you to produce more mucus.

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:53 pm
by psychiatry is a scam
Austin Harper wrote:I don't know about saliva but spicy food can cause you to produce more mucus.


I go to an indian buffet and noticed I have to blow my nose .
but that's a different topic - unless shrinks' drug factories have invented a medication that shuts that down to ?

artificial boogers ? :burn:

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:18 pm
by Nikki Nyx
I have chronic dry mouth because:
1. I have Sjøgren's Syndrome, and
2. Cannabis is the medication I use for chronic pain.

To counter it, I drink a LOT of water and use products designed to help. Biotene claims its products contain enzymes that correct oral pH. It's also important to use dental products that are antimicrobial, like mouthwash with chlorhexidine.

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:39 am
by psychiatry is a scam
Nikki Nyx wrote:I have chronic dry mouth because:
1. I have Sjøgren's Syndrome, and
2. Cannabis is the medication I use for chronic pain.

To counter it, I drink a LOT of water and use products designed to help. Biotene claims its products contain enzymes that correct oral pH. It's also important to use dental products that are antimicrobial, like mouthwash with chlorhexidine.


thanx for responding - its an important issue ?
but ignored because people do not realize that if not dealt with constantly you can get sick / flu - pneumonia etc ?

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:52 pm
by TJrandom
Nikki Nyx wrote:I have chronic dry mouth because:
1. I have Sjøgren's Syndrome, and
2. Cannabis is the medication I use for chronic pain.

To counter it, I drink a LOT of water and use products designed to help. Biotene claims its products contain enzymes that correct oral pH. It's also important to use dental products that are antimicrobial, like mouthwash with chlorhexidine.


Same for my wife... but unfortunately, no cannabis available here. Back when I was travelling on business, I smuggled Biotene...

Now I, on the other hand have a plentiful supply of spittle, and when not in polite company and of course only when in the wild, may be observed flinging it unreservedly - just to water the plants of course. But when I must, I aswallers it down.

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:12 pm
by Nikki Nyx
TJrandom wrote:Now I, on the other hand have a plentiful supply of spittle, and when not in polite company and of course only when in the wild, may be observed flinging it unreservedly - just to water the plants of course. But when I must, I aswallers it down.
I actually took the time to learn to 'spit like a guy.' It makes the process much easier and faster when it absolutely needs to be done. Without dribbling. :mrgreen:

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:53 pm
by TJrandom
Just don`t tell me you pick your nose too... :mrgreen:

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:34 am
by Gord
TJrandom wrote:Just don`t tell me you pick your nose too... : mrgreen :

:|

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:24 pm
by Nikki Nyx
psychiatry is a scam wrote:
Nikki Nyx wrote:I have chronic dry mouth because:
1. I have Sjøgren's Syndrome, and
2. Cannabis is the medication I use for chronic pain.

To counter it, I drink a LOT of water and use products designed to help. Biotene claims its products contain enzymes that correct oral pH. It's also important to use dental products that are antimicrobial, like mouthwash with chlorhexidine.


thanx for responding - its an important issue ?
but ignored because people do not realize that if not dealt with constantly you can get sick / flu - pneumonia etc ?
Not to mention chronic dental problems, from which I currently have a bitch of a headache.

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:25 pm
by Nikki Nyx
TJrandom wrote:Just don`t tell me you pick your nose too... :mrgreen:
Only in private, TJ. :P

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:53 am
by TJrandom
Nikki Nyx wrote:
TJrandom wrote:Just don`t tell me you pick your nose too... :mrgreen:
Only in private, TJ. :P


Ah well Nikki, I suppose you are safe – not likely RnF`n… (rolling and flicking), since what would be the point if you are only picking in private. ;)

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:42 am
by Nikki Nyx
TJrandom wrote:
Nikki Nyx wrote:
TJrandom wrote:Just don`t tell me you pick your nose too... :mrgreen:
Only in private, TJ. :P
Ah well Nikki, I suppose you are safe – not likely RnF`n… (rolling and flicking), since what would be the point if you are only picking in private. ;)
I don't think I've ever done the RnF. I tend to keep Kleenices all over the place, including in my car. And I'm religious about hand-washing. (I've been kicked out of countless churches for dipping my hands in the holy water. :mrgreen:)

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:49 pm
by Lance Kennedy
Don't touch the holy water. It has been handled by priests. Yukkk!

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:22 pm
by TJrandom
Indeed... and you know where their hands have been...

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:23 am
by Matthew Ellard
TJrandom wrote:Just don`t tell me you pick your nose too... :mrgreen:


Ahhhh yes........nose oysters. It's an acquired taste for the discerning connoisseur. :D
.

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:02 pm
by Gord
Matthew Ellard wrote:
TJrandom wrote:Just don`t tell me you pick your nose too... :mrgreen:

Ahhhh yes........nose oysters. It's an acquired taste for the discerning connoisseur. :D

We used to call those nose goblins (or possibly nose gobblings, in reference to people who like to gobble them -- I never saw it written down), but then Ren & Stimpy made this cartoon and everyone stopped:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5NHx6GhMlQ

Re: do you swallow a lot of saliva ?

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:04 pm
by Nikki Nyx
Nose Oysters sounds like a dish at a hipster raw bar. "Served on the half shell with mignonette sauce." :P

I guess I was an unimaginative kid:
From Middle English snot, snotte, from Old English ġesnot, *snott, from Proto-Germanic *snuttuz, from the same base as snout. Related also to snite.
"Snite" must be the ones that clog your nose while you're trying to sleep. :mrgreen: