Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Overactive Saliva Gland Home Care

Home care for excess salivation includes:

  • Stop smoking.
  • Avoid caffeine.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Avoid spicy and salty foods.
  • Avoid acidic or spicy drinks.
  • Avoid irritating mouthwashes.
  • Practice good oral hygiene.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Overactive Saliva Gland Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have excess salivation and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Feb 17, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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