Question by  bigdog22 (308)

Can a salty taste cause excessive saliva?


Answer by  froston (233)

Yes, it stimulates your taste buds causing a natural dryness to occur, therefore, your mouth starts producing more saliva to overcompensate for the dryness that is occurring, salt causes thirst.


Answer by  catysuzgirl2000 (578)

Illnesses, infections, medications, neurological disorders, poisoning, teething and even pregnancy; can cause excessive saliva in the mouth. However, a salty taste in the mouth is unlikely to cause excessive salivation. Diet or a sinus condition are more likely to cause a salty taste in the mouth.


Answer by  rys (286)

Yes salt makes a person more thirsty, which will generate more saliva at first and then a dry mouth. A "salty taste" can have the same effect, because it is caused by sodium, which will always cause - at first - excess saliva. There are some types of sexual activity which cause a similar reaction which will vary.

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