A 40-year-old member asked:
what would be the reason for drooling saliva a week after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?
2 doctor answers
Dr. David Mann answered
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Drooling: Many patients, especially children, after this surgery will avoid swallowing due to pain. Also, surgery will cause increased inflammation in the mouuth leading to more salivation. This will clear up after a few days. Do not take medicines to dry things up as these increase the risk iof bleeding.
Answered on Mar 17, 2020
Dr. Richard Ruden answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Inflammation: The excess saliva occurs because of tissue irritation and swelling...It will improve. It's normal it have excessive saliva and be spitting frequently after that kind of surgery. This could go on for several days.
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
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