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Excessive Salivation

Information about Excessive Salivation

We Have to Know about the Excessive Salivation

  • Excessive saliva in the mouth

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Continuous drooling of saliva

Causes of Excessive Salivation

  • Some medicines
  • Infections of the mouth cavity
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Liver disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Tobacco
  • Excessive starch intake

Do’s and Don’ts of Excessive Salivation

  • Seek the doctor i is worsens

Signs & Symptoms of Excessive Salivation

  • Drooling of saliva is present in most of the cases

Medical advice for Excessive Salivation

  • If the symptom persists

Risk factors of Excessive Salivation

  • Sialorrhea (drooling or excessive salivation) is a common problem in neurologically impaired children (i.e., those with mental retardation or cerebral palsy) and in adults who have Parkinson’s disease or have had a stroke. It is most commonly caused by poor oral and facial muscle control.

Treatment for Excessive Salivation

  • Depends on the cause

Self-care for Excessive Salivation

  • Brush your teeth and use mouthwash several times a day
  • Eat frequent small meals.
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Suck on hard candy or chew sugarless gum
  • Avoid sour candies and gum, as they can stimulate the production of saliva

Investigations for Excessive Salivation

  • Blood tests
  • CT scan of the brain stem in some cases
Causes of Excessive Salivation
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