Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern.
It is not common for any infection to present with hypersalivation like what you're experiencing.
Do you have any reflux symptoms? For example, after a heavy meal, do you feel any regurgitation of food?
In GERD patients, sometimes the only presentation is repeated sore throat, and coughing with mucus. Hypersalivation may or may not be associated. It is in response to the constant acidic contents of food being regurgitated back into the throat.
Please feel free to discuss further,
Patient replied :
I have never experienced any reflux symptoms before that I can remember. I thought that maybe it had something to do with the fact that I have been feeling under the weather. I guess my concern is that I am generally not this fatigued and I have not been very hungry either. Do you think the 2 are unrelated?
Yes, it is possible there is a subclinical infection.
Most such infections start as a viral producing a lot of fatigue and loss of appetite.
It gradually progresses to a bacterial infection, which causes the fever and other flu-like symptoms.
You can prophylactially take an antibiotic course of Cap. Augmentin 625 mg twice daily ( Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid ) for 5-7 days. This will help in case there is a subclinical infection.
I will also advise a course of Cap. Omeprazole 20 mg once daily before breakfast daily for 7 days. I want you to update me after that whether the salivation problem has resolved.