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Treatment for excessive salivation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doc
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   I am not sure whether my problems are psychological or physiological in nature
User :   I'll just shoot
User :   I feel quite uneasy about the extra salivation I have in my mouth
Doctor :  
ok
User :   Its been for like 4-5 years...and I feel quite awkward at times when I have to talk or even look at other ppl
User :   From there, it has led to a strange "creepy" sensation in my mouth
User :   It is some kind of slackness which make me very uneasy
User :   I have seen few docs
Doctor :   ok
User :   but they say there is a prob if u salivate less
Doctor :  
thats right
User :   however if ur saliva glands are hyperactive, it shouldnt be a problem
Doctor :  
yes
User :   pls suggest
Doctor :   if saliva is produced more than it is not a problem as the saliva is swallowed
User :   But it sticks to inside of my face..(inside of my lips, or I just feel so)
Doctor :   yes it is that you just feel
User :   and it makes me feel as If my mouth is getting slack...overall feeling is quite uneasy
Doctor :  
ok
User :   I want to get over this feeling OR get rid of this
User :   So as I said, maybe its all in my mind
Doctor :   when you consulted the doctor did they do any tests on you?
User :   nope, one of the doc asked me to stretch my mouth ..
Doctor :   ok

User :   sidewards and up/down ( basically my jaw , lip and mouth's movement)
User :   and said no neurological issues ( coz I asked so)
Doctor :   ok

User :   I am getting worried since I am in a job where I can't afford to loose my mind's peace over such inane issues
Doctor :   it is not at all a problem and you are over concerned about the issue
Doctor :  
saliva is normal and it is very essential and lack of it will cause severe ulcer of mouth and tonge
User :   So wot should I do when I waste precious time
User :   thinking whether I am normal
Doctor :   stop thinking about the saliva issue

User :   :)
Doctor :  
focus your mind on work
Doctor :   shall i ask you one more question
User :   I wish I could...I dont want to go to a psychiatrist or Hypnotherapist...to be honest I have pondered over those options as well
User :   yep..pls
Doctor :  
do you have difficulty in concenteration
User :   yes
User :   At times... I do
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
i shall suggest one measure
User :   yes
Doctor :  
you try doing this
Doctor :  
fill one bottle with water
User :   ok
Doctor :  
place it one meter from you
Doctor :  
keep watching the bottle and water only
User :   ok
Doctor :   initially you may be not able to do for long
User :   humm
Doctor :  
in a span of few days
Doctor :  
you will be able to see that the time you can concentrate has increased
User :   I'll surely try this
Doctor :   ok
User :   To be honest, I don't want to lose on good things in life
User :   because of this stupid thought
Doctor :   once your concentration improves even this feel of saliva also will disappear
User :   Should I try Yoga as well...I do work out every day for 1 hour
Doctor :   no

User :   alright
Doctor :  
it is this concenteration techenique
Doctor :  
that will help you most
User :   So I shouldnt try any medication to slow down saliva secretion
User :   A doc prescribed me few but I didn try
Doctor :   no
Doctor :  
it is not necessary to take medications
User :   Also I read on a website that misaligned teethline may cause this..I have visted a dentist for regular chkup, but no1 pointed that
Doctor :   there are many cause for the increased saliva
Doctor :  
it is as simple as mouth ulcer
Doctor :  
stomatitis,
Doctor :  
viral infection
User :   ok...
Doctor :  
so there are many cause
User :   probably I should visit a doc in person to rule them out
Doctor :  
but for every thing there will be one more symptom like pain, swelling, visible wound in the mouth
Doctor :  
you have nothing of that sort right
User :   i hv none of them
User :   true
Doctor :  
increased salivation with feeling of weird and difficult in concentration
Doctor :   this is what you have
User :   yes
Doctor :   so it is the concentration technique
User :   I'd try the technique u suggested
Doctor :   ok
User :   and maybe after 2 weeks wd ping again if i see it not going
Doctor :  
sure
Doctor :  
you may see there is marked improvement in the concenteration
Doctor :  
and the feeling of the saliva would have come down
User :   I wd love to see this positive change
User :   over the time, wd it be wiped away
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
over the time this problem will diasppear
User :   I guess that's it for this sitting
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help you with
User :   Alright Doc, thanks for your time..gd nigh
Doctor :  
please fill the feed back form
User :   ^night
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :  
bye for now
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