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Have cold, excessive saliva, nausea, foaming at mouth. How do I stop this?

Hi, i have the flu/a cold , and am producing excessive saliva . It feels like i swallowed too much spit, like my stomach is full of it. I am nauseous and i keep having to spit it out or else a huge lake of spit will form in my mouth. It s really thin, like water. It has woken me do I stop this so I can go back to sleep?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Thanks for sharing your concern with us.
Excessive saliva — increased amounts of saliva in your mouth — is usually a temporary problem and rarely cause for concern.
Anxiety is more likely to be associated with dryness in the mouth rather than excessive salivation.
I would encourage you to XXXXXXX your health care provider to rule out any possible causes before attributing it to be due to psychological reasons.
may be allergic to other things. If you have any pet animal recently try keeping her away. Try to reduce exposure to dust as much as possible. Also try reducing diary products like cheese, butter and ghee in her diet. Excessive salivation may be due some irritation in the mouth.
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Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Welcome to the forum.
cold, influenza or nasal allergies may have excessive saliva .
so for now you have to take care of the flu .
you can give her levocetrizine 2.5mg and montelukast 5 mg once daily for 3 to 4 days.
if fever is there then paracetamol can be given under doctors advice.
all the medications should be taken under the doctors prescription .
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hi and welcome ,
As you have mentioned you are suffering from flu which is a viral infection . you may have developed oral symptoms like gingivitis due to viral infection which leads to excessive salivation.
For flu you can have antihistamines like cetrizine and paracetamol course for 3 to 5 days till the symptoms subside , this will even give relief from excessive salivation.
If you still find it post flue , get the oral prophylaxis done by a dentist that includes thorough scaling of gums and root planing to remove all the irritants to restore good oral health.
i hope this helps ,
take care.
Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
Excess saliva in mouth is there when you have some artificial thing in the mouth like partial dentures or when oral hygiene is very poor or some decay in tooth. There can be systomic causes also but first you have to rule out the local causes and for this you have to visit a dentist who after doing clinical examination will make treatment plan and do treatment. If it is due to some artificial thing in mouth then this problem will be taken care of itself as your mouth become used to it. If the cause is systemic then you may be precribed antisialogauges and for that you have to go to physician.
Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. P. Deepthi Rao's  Response

i recommend to use betadine mouth gargling solution.Dissolve one cap of betadine solution in to one glass of water, and gargle evary time after u take food.specially follow this at bed time.

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Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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