A member asked:

What would be the reason for drooling saliva a week after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. David Mann answered

Specializes in 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 3/17/2020


Dr. Richard Ruden answered

Specializes in 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 3/18/2019



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