Increased or excessive salivation in the mouth has a variety of causes. Related medical terms include hypersalivation, ptyalism, sialorrhea, and polysialia. Note that excessive saliva causes drooling, but is a slightly more specific symptom, as there are other causes of
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Simple causes of excessive saliva include:
- Pregnancy. Some women experience increased saliva in pregnancy.
- Habitual salivation
- Motion sickness
- Mouth ulcers ...
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- Reflux: Reflux is the regurgitation of stomach contents into the mouth (acid reflux), usually along with a particular type of epigastric
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- Pregnancy: Pregnancy is the condition of a woman having a fetus from conception through to childbirth. The general topic of conception
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- Motion Sickness: Motion sickness is a feeling of nausea and vomiting caused by travel in a moving vehicle. Symptoms may result from
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- Stomatitis: Stomatitis is a mouth inflammation affecting the membranes of the mouth. Symptoms include sore mouth, mouth ulcers, bad breath (breath odor)
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