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Sore throat, excessive saliva production. Treatment?

hello, i just got a sore throat this morning and i ve been producing excess saliva all day. i don t feel nauseous and the sore throat pain isnt too bad. more of a raspy mild irritation. i m not really the type to complain, but i tried to take a nap and i could not sleep well because i was swallowing saliva like every 15 seconds.
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to H.C.M. for your query .

I hve gone through your query regarding excessive salivation in sore throat.

In this connection I would like to say that excessive salivation is felt when swallowing of saliva is less due to pain on degulitition as occurs whenever there are ulcers on tonsills or on anterior pillars of tonsillar fossa. Second cause of excessive salivation is due to increase in salivary secreation as observed in cases of siloadenitis may be submandibular or parotid.

Depending on the disease as explained above treatment is planed. in the meantime you should take-
(a) Antibiotic.
(b) Anti inflammatory.
(c) Antiseptic mouth wash & gargling.

I hope by above treatment you will get responce.

Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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