Excessive Saliva Treatment
The average person secrets two to three pints of saliva per day. However, under certain circumstances the output may be ten times as much in twenty-four hours. The most common causes are drugs, poisons and medicines contain mercury, bismuth and arsenic. Excessive smoking my also be a cause. This produces local inflammation with the mouth resulting in excessive saliva. Badly fitting dental appliances sometimes increase the output of saliva. Nervous troubles are another cause. Motion sickness, migraine, hysteria, Parkinson’s disease are sometimes related to the problem.
Usually there is some disorder of taste, and perhaps some thickening of the speech. If the trouble is due to presence of mercury in some medicine, the salivary glands become enlarge and painful. This excessive saliva seems to irritate the mucous membranes and the skin around the lips. The tongue may be swollen and coated, and there may be ulceration on the gums, specially if bismuth has also used as a medicine. There may even some abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Excessive Saliva Treatment:
Try to find the cause. If the trouble is due to some drug containing bismuth or mercury, stop using the medicine. An alkaline mouthwash, or some other soothing and cleansing liquid should be used to cleanse mouth. Clear any infection by the use of penicillin or some other antibiotic. Extra vitamins may also help to clear up the condition. Medication containing belladonna such as Donnatal, may also help to control this condition and to allay nervousness.
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