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Excessive Salivation Healing Diet

April 19, 2011
Excessive salivation is known as drooling. It is the condition where excess saliva is formed in the glands around the mouth causing there to be too much saliva in your mouth. Excess saliva increases the risk of saliva being ingested into the breathing canal in humans as breathing and swallowing use a common passage behind the mouth.

Excess saliva may also cause food to be ingested into the lungs. This is particularly risky in people suffering from problems with natural reflux or those who are prone to choking.

Excessive salivation may be linked to diseases like Parkinson’s or Rabies.

However, the more likely cause for this is a throat infection such as strep throat or a tonsil ailment.

Excessive salivation that has occurred suddenly might be linked to the person having ingested a poisonous substance. This must be treated as a medical emergency and you should rush to the emergency room.

Naturally, there will be other signs to accompany the salivation as a symptom of poisoning.

In the case of people suffering from excessive salivation, one may use some home remedies to cure the problem or reduce its effect. Feeding the person a cold item like an ice cream may reduce the symptoms.

Excessive salivation may also be caused by infrequent swallowing. This is particularly common in children who are teething. Teach your child to swallow regularly and this problem should pass with time.

In the case of excess saliva production, you should try and wash your mouth regularly with water. Sometimes saliva is released if a food article is stuck in the teeth as your mouth continues to be stimulated by the taste of this item. In this case, brush your teeth and gargle your mouth clean.

Excessive salivation is also linked to poor oral hygiene. If you notice sores in the mouth, this could be an indication of poor oral hygiene. Sores in the mouth can also be caused when the person is suffering from a stomach ailment. In this case, treat the upset stomach as one would normally do with a high fiber diet and avoid spicy and fatty foods strictly. The ulcer in the mouth might take more time to heal than the stomach. In this situation, drink plenty of fluids, including warm clear fluids and wash the mouth regularly.
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