Drooling or saliva production

Saliva Producing Foods in Children:


Excessive saliva production or drooling is considered normal in infants below 2 years of age. However, the condition may sometimes be a symptom of a more serious medical condition for children above four years of age. Some foods that produce excessive saliva in children and should be avoided are as follows:


• Honey, lollies, jams • Dried fruits, cakes, sweet biscuits • Sugary cereals, fruit roll ups, muesli bars • Fizzy colas, sports drinks • Fruit drinks, cordials, fruit juices


Excessive saliva production may be a temporary ailment. However, the persistence of the symptoms may be an indicator of an underlying neurological disease, especially in the elderly. Consult the doctor or a medical specialist at the earliest.


Home remedies


• Sucking on lemon wedges regulates saliva production and reduces excess saliva formation. . • Correct posture can reduce drooling.


• Eating with closed mouth will help in proper swallowing of saliva instead of spilling.


• The excess saliva may also be absorbed by placing a small pinch of ground coffee beneath the tongue.


• Another good remedy for excessive saliva in the mouth is to suck on a few sunflower seeds. This is also a beneficial remedy for increased saliva production during pregnancy. —————————————————————