Increased salivation or hypersalivation

Increased salivation or hypersalivation is also known as ptyalism or sialorrhea.

Often the cause is an open mouth, due to diseases of the central nervous system.
When lying down, the saliva accumulates in the rear region of the neck and triggers the natural swallowing reflex.
This is more common at rest or immediately after meals.

Who is affected by sialorrhea?

Sialorrhea often occurs:

  • at healthy one or two year old children and is particularly noticeable in the period of teething;
  • at pregnant women – up to the fourth month of pregnancy;
  • at older people, because:
  • they are more likely to suffer from neurological disorders;
  • you are taking medications that have hypersalivation as a side effect;
  • they use a denture that prevents swallowing of the saliva.

Forms of sialorrhea

Increased salivation can be broken down as follows:
1. Primary sialorrhea – increased saliva production of the salivary glands (less common).
2. Secondary sialorrhea – A neuromuscular disorder means that the affected person cannot control his or her mouth and face muscles, or only to a limited extent, which leads to increased salivation.
3. Emotive sialorrhea – Excitement and stress are the trigger for increased salivation, for example before an exam.
The problem is exacerbated by swallowing saliva infrequently or ineffectively.

Christina Cherry

High temperature

The body temperature, as the name suggests, is the temperature of a human or animal body. Normally, this should be between 35.8 ° C and 37.2 ° C in humans. But what if the body temperature is higher? What causes this and how is it high temperature to treat? These questions are answered below.

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What is elevated temperature?

First of all, it has to be defined when a person suffers from elevated temperature and when it begins to develop into fever. One speaks of an elevated temperature if the body temperature has not yet exceeded 38.0 ° C.

Christina Cherry

Elevated temperature: definition, causes and help

Fever and high temperature – that’s the same thing, isn’t it? No it is not. We’ll tell you when doctors talk about an elevated temperature, what the causes can be, and why drinking a lot is one of the possible home remedies for treating this symptom.

When do you start to have an elevated temperature??

First of all, you should know that an elevated temperature is different from fever. But when exactly do you have an elevated temperature? By definition at a core body temperature between 37.5 to 38 degrees Celsius. 1

This is what doctors call the elevated temperature

Normally, as an adult, you have a core body temperature – the temperature inside the chest, head and abdomen – of 37 degrees Celsius. 1 Various causes, such as a cold, can lead to an increase in the core body temperature. This heating up of your organism sometimes leads to the symptom fever. But from when do experts speak of fever and no longer of an elevated temperature? Usually when the body temperature is above 38 degrees Celsius – So from a value of 38.1 degrees Celsius. 1

Christina Cherry