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What causes excessive salivation during pregnancy and how

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What causes excessive salivation during pregnancy and how can I stop it.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 5 years ago.
WHich month is going on?

Since wehn you have this problem.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Going on 2 months and it just started. I did this for the whole pregnancy four years ago and it stopped the moment I gave birth.
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 5 years ago.
Thanks for all the information..

Excessive salivation during pregnancy can occur in some females.

More common in females who suffer morning sickness.

Usually last for first trimester but can persiit for longer duration also.

The cause is not exactly known but is thought to be due to changing hormone level in the body.

It is harmless but can cause discomfort.

No definative treatment is given.

Change in diet and routine can help -

You should take short frequent meals and drink lots of fluids in small sips .

Antacids medication can also help.

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