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Syraying people when talking is a common situation, although some people seem to spray more than others. Dr. Charles Diggs of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Rockville, Md., offers several suggestions.

First, he says, try more frequent swallowing before talking to clear excess saliva from the oral cavity. Second, speak with less force. Finally, by making lighter contact (not pressing the lips as tightly together), the speaker can still make the sound but there won't be as much force to propel the saliva forward.

If these suggestions don't work, Dr. Diggs recommends contacting a local speech-language pathologist. By calling 1-800-638-8255, the association can give referrals to anywhere in the United States.
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Date:Jun 1, 1993
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