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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

Motherisk receives questions from around the world about morning sickness symptoms, effects, treatments and ways to cope. Those questions and answers are posted here for anyone to read, provided the reader acknowledges and accepts the proviso and disclaimer below.

Forum > NVP Symptoms and Effects: Understanding NVP
Excessive saliva

NVP Counselor
Date: 2006-09-28

Question:
I have ptaylism- excessive saliva-and it is driving me crazy!! I have been severely sick, nausous and vomitting, but it is under control with Zofran. What can I do to get rid of the spitting??? It interferes with everything all day long and especially the when I try to fall asleep at night. Please, tell me that it will go away soon. This is my fourth pregnancy and I have never experienced this symptom before. Thanks for your help.

Answer:
You should not swallow excessive saliva as this can increase the symptoms of NVP. Spitting out the saliva and frequent mouthwashes can be helpful.

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