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Posted by BARBARA GANDY
on July 28, 2000 at 00:46:17:
In Reply to: Excess Saliva Production After CVA posted by Deanna on November 11, 1999 at 20:03:13:
My husband had an automobile accident approximately 6 mos. ago where he hit his head on the top of his vehicle. Approximately one week later, he began having large amounts of saliva that makes him constantly swallow. He had an MRI which showed no evidence of stroke. He has been to our orthodontist and he says it looks like an over active saliva gland and that he has never seen one produce so much saliva. He did not give him any advise as to where we could seek help.: My brother-in-law had a CVA in March of 1997. Although he has recovered, he has had a problem where he is fine when he lays down, but when he stands up he has large amounts of saliva that make him want to constantly swallow. This is atypical of stroke damage. We wondered if anyone else had this problem, and if so, how it was handled. The doctors have examined him, have documented this event (its not psychological) and believe that it may have been caused by an injury to Cranial Nerve VII. Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated.
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