Ask A Doctor - is it normal for your mouth to water at random things? - DesiMD Healthcare Services


my mouth has been watering at really random things, is this normal? - Asked by k c on 27-Oct-2014 16:00:08

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  • Answered by Dr. on 28-Oct-2014 19:30:03


    You are not clear about the question. For example iron deficiency causes pica which is tendency to eat sand or chalk and is usually seen in adolescents. Please check your iron or hemoglobin content or discuss with your doctor.

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    Answered by Dr. Suneel Vallabhaneni on 30-Oct-2014 05:42:45

    Hi, excessive salivation is caused by a wide range of causes - 1. any problems with closing your mouth like strokes or any structural problems 2. any problems swallowing the saliva like stroke or myasthenia gravis 3. some medications like olanzapine usually used to treat psychiatric conditions 4. exposure to toxins like mercury, arsenic or organo phosphates 5. Infections of the mouth like aphthous ulcers, throat or tonsil infections
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