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Excessive salivation at night. Family history of condition. Treatment options?

hello i am XXXXXX.i have a problem that there is excessive salivation at night while i am sleeping.i have this problem in childhood.then i thought that this is a normla phenomena.but now i feel that this not is very irritating.i am worried about it as now soon i am going to marry.this is personilty disaster for me.i am not taking any medicine.i am physically fit by other fact this is my family disorder. plz plz guide me about this
Asked On : Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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Thank you for your query.

1. A commonest causes for excessive salivation (Ptyalism) at night is mouth breathing and infrequent swallowing.

2. Do you Snore or have nasal obstruction? What is your BMI (Body Mass Index)?

3. Other possibilities with such a long duration of symptoms are are genetic predisposition, heavy metal poisoning, oral hygiene or dental problems, exhaustion and so on.

4. Get a USG Neck, Nuclear Scintigraphy and a Sialography done. If these are normal there is no treatment necessary.

5. If excessive salivation is proven, Glycopyrrolate tablets or Botox A Injections may be used under strict supervision of a doctor. Never use sublingual atropine drops. They are extremely dangerous.

6. You may share the reports of your examination and investigations for further advice.

Answered: Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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