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Sucking up his saliva?

Posted by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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My son has started sucking his saliva back in constantly.    I asked him why he does it and he says he doesn't know.  I asked him what happens if he doesn't do it and he says he drools.

The speech therapist said he has a lot of saliva but since he doesn't drool she wasn't concerned.  Ok but he's having to suck his saliva back in his mouth constantly.  He even does it when he is talking.

What's the deal?


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by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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arkansasmama08
by Gold Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 10:20 PM
My son does it when he talks. Drives me insane! But I don't think there's really anything that can be done about it :(
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mandee1503
by Amanda on Nov. 20, 2012 at 2:06 PM

My son has a lot of saliva. There is a medicine they can take which will help dry them up a little bit. Ds will be prescribed it when he gets heavy enough.

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Nov. 20, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I don't know mama...my son drools all the time though.  Hugs!

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