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How can I reduce my excessive saliva?

How can I reduce my excessive saliva?

Alcohol mouthwash: Too much saliva may occur in association with pregnancy, excessive starch intake, gastroesophageal reflux disease, pancreatitis, liver disease, serotonin syndrome, and oral ulcers. Brushing and rinsing with alcohol-containing products may produce drying effects. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Excessive saliva an sluring of my words?

See doctor: Your doctor may need to evaluate. Neurotically problem is likely including swallowing evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to manage excessive saliva?

What can I do to manage excessive saliva?

Swallow: Excess saliva is not necessarily a bad thing. Saliva is very important because it contains digestive enzymes that start the digestive process, it cleanses and rinses the mouth, and buffers the acidic ph of acidic food/beverages and acidic dental plaque. Thank your lucky stars you have plenty of saliva. Alternatively, dry mouth leads to rampant dental decay if not managed properly. ...Read more

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How can I put an end to excessive saliva?

Why so drooly?: One of the most common causes of excessive saliva in otherwise normal people is that of reflux. If you have any symptoms of reflux you can try to take some over the counter medicine like Prevacid or Nexium (esomeprazole) for a week or two to see if it helps. Do you have bad teeth? That can do it. Certain medicines can do it too. Is it just when you sleep? Maybe sleep apnea. See a doctor if not improving. ...Read more

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What causes one to produce excessive saliva?

Saliva is an importa: Saliva is an important part of our oral health. It is a natural lubricant, cleaner and contains beneficial bacteria to start the digestion process. It also helps us taste food and swallow. Excess saliva may be cause by certain medications, foods or toxins that may be exposed to. Please consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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What drugs are typically used to treat excessive saliva?

What drugs are typically used to treat excessive saliva?

Antihistimes: The most come would be something in the antihistimes. Otc like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) , of prescription scopolamine are medication are just some that will decrease excess saliva. ...Read more

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Could you recommend natural ways to reduce excessive saliva productions?

Consult: Saliva is actually good to keep your teeth and gums healthy. However, if you feel that you have "excessive" saliva, have a consult with your dentist who can go over you complete dental and medical history and then evaluate your complaint. ...Read more

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What causes excessive saliva and is there anything that will help deal with it?

Excessive salivation: Is usually a temporary situation. It can be for a number of reasons - production of excess saliva by the salivary glands; decreased swallowing; reflux; side effect of certain meds. Often new or ill fitting dental /oral appliances can also contribute to excessive salivation. If you are worried consult a dentist or physician. ...Read more

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Is excessive saliva an endocrinology problem?

Saliva: Probably not endocrine. More likely a problem with your salivary glands. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Loads of excessive saliva foamy?ive had excess saliva since ages and it really annoying and embarasing for me and my family.cnt go bck to sleep

Loads of excessive saliva foamy?ive had excess saliva since ages and it really annoying and embarasing for me and my family.cnt go bck to sleep

See dentist: Could've a vert simple solution but does require a dental eval and be sure they know it's a problem visit not for hygienist ...Read more

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Excessive saliva a symptom of hiv?

Excessive saliva a symptom of hiv?

Non-specific: Excess saliva is a non-specific symptom and not diagnostic of any disease, let alone hiv. If you are concerned about HIV your doctor can order a test, on blood, saliva or urine. ...Read more

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Please help! does drinking a good amount of water prevent excessive saliva?

No: Saliva is produced from the salivary gland. Drinking water may make the saliva slightly thinner. As noted when someone is dehydrated the saliva is markedly reduced in quantity ...Read more

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Is my excessive saliva from being on 1mg Klonopin (clonazepam) for this past month permanent or reversible?

Hmm: I checked and couldn't find hyper salivation as a common side effect of Klonopin (clonazepam). You could talk to your doctor or pharmacist about this and proceed with their advice. Hypersalivation has many other causes. ...Read more

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How to stop a watery mouth from excessive saliva?

How to stop a watery mouth from excessive saliva?

Problem?: There are no real dental problems associated with excessive saliva, but the opposite is true. People with dry mouth may suffer from painful oral tissues, rampant decay, halitosis and other issues. If medications are used to slow salivary flow, i would be concerned about those side effects possibly developing. Be sure to understand your problem and the treatment. ...Read more

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I have social anxiety/social phobia excessive saliva symptoms, please help?

On Spit & Distress: People struggling w/ social anxiety often get hyperfocused on the physical symptoms they experience in dreaded soc situations. This serves 2 magnifiy the intense discomfort that lies at heart of soc anx, viz, discomfort associated w/ the fear of embarrassing urself. Paradoxically, one way 2 "bust your shame" = If u were 2 make urself salivate even more & draw attn 2 ur saliva in a soc situation. ...Read more

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Can excision of nodules inside cheeks eliminate the excessive saliva in mouth and if so, how long before relief occurs?

Other options: Surgery for excessive saliva is a very poor choice. There are other ways of reducing saliva flow. Please understand that saliva has a protective function and reducing it may have neg, consequences. I would suggest seeing a dental specialist in oral medicine. ...Read more

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My daughter has excessive saliva which she's either swallowing, choking on or drooling. Am especially concerned about the choking at night. What to do?

My daughter has excessive saliva which she's either swallowing, choking on or drooling. Am especially concerned about the choking at night. What to do?

Babies Drool: All babies drool try not to get too anxious about that.The drool can be messy and lead to local rashes under the neck if not wiped away regularly, but rest assured, this will get better as she gets older. The choking is an issue. Don't lay her down with her bottle.Make sure that after feeding you keep her head elevated for at least 30 minutes (if she's asleep let her cheek rest on your shoulder - ...Read more

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Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more