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Excess Saliva NOT DROOLING

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  • Posted By: scrappymom
  • April 28, 2009
  • 04:21 AM

Hi...for the past few days I have had this really strange problem. It seems like I constantly have saliva slowly dripping down the back of my throat. It is not post nasal drip, or drainage. I have had that before, I know exactly what it feels like and this is not it. This is more of a sensation like I can't swallow often enough. Like when water goes down the wrong pipe and it takes several minutes (even after you stop choking) to feel like it is totally clear. That's how it feels all the time, like I just finished choking on something. It's not painful, does not burn or anything like that, it's just an annoying sensation. Last week I had some pain in my parotid gland (main saliva gland) everytime I ate or drank it seemed to pinch up as if I was eating something really sour (even though I wasn't). That was BEFORE the saliva thing started, and it lasted a couple of days, then stopped. Now the excess saliva thing has been going on for a few days, I have googled over and over, and most everything that comes up regarding saliva has to do with drooling, foaming etc...I do not have those type symptoms at all. It's all in the back of my throat, like I said kind of like it's going down the wrong pipe. If ANYONE has ANY IDEA what this could be I would love to hear from you. Not sure if I should be concerned...call my doctor or dentist?? Could I actually choke or asperate it? HELP PLEASE!! Thanks!

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