As in everything else, there is a wide variation in the amount of saliva that each person produces. Excess saliva is not often a problem because we swallow the saliva automatically without being aware of it. When excess saliva seems to be a problem, the problem often lies elsewhere.Sinusitis
is the most often implicated cause. Sinus secretions travel down the throat and into the mouth, and this can cause a sensation of uncomfortableness and excess secretions.
Any other infection in the mouth, such as tonsillitis
or teeth infections, can also cause excess saliva.
A feeling of excess saliva can also be generated due to stress. If you are suffering from stress, you should also discuss with your doctor about anti-stress medications.
Ideally, you should go to your doctor for this. You should ask for treatment for sinus infections and also discuss about stress. Since you have indicated that you are not ready to go to a doctor now, take the following steps:
Take Cap. Benadryl (OTC) one cap daily, this has a drying effect and will help you. It will also help with the sinusitis. It can cause drowsiness.
For the sinusitis:Fluids
: drink plenty of water.Humidifier
: use a humidifier in your room since drying of the sinuses can cause this.Warm compresses
: warm compresses on the sinus areas will give relief.Vit. C supplement
: 1000 mg Vit. C supplements daily (available OTC).N- Acetyl Cysteine
: this is a supplement available at natural food stores which helps drainage.
These steps will help reduce the sinus drainage and also reduce the amount of saliva. Take these steps to get relief.
If you continue to have problems, then you have to approach a doctor anyhow. Discuss with the doctor about sinusitis and other treatments - Scopolamine patch, Saltropine. Surgical treatments like salivary duct re-positioning, submandibular duct re-positioning, etc. are also available as a last resort.
I hope my answer has helped you.