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can you tell me how i can stop drooling in night?

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Dr. Michael Jaindl
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
This problem may: Be caused by many factors. You will need to be evaluated by an otolaryngologist.

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How can I manage nonstop drooling?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Bibs: Most babies drool a lot when they are teething and a bib is the best management. There are not any meds that are recommended as this is a phase due to teething. If your baby is really nonstop drooling, then i would have your pediatrician examine the baby to make sure there is not another issue.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What do you recommend for drooling?

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Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 20 years experience
Depends on the cause: Some medications cause drooling. The easiest solution is: sugar-free gum or candy. This doesn't fix the problem but encourages you to swallow often, so drooling is less of a problem. Another solution some doctors use is atrovent nasal spray, sprayed under the tongue. Anticholinergic medications are sometimes helpful too.
A member asked:

I've been feeling more tired and have some drooling. When should I see the doctor?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Why wait?: Most of us don't like feeling tired and there are a host of things that can cause it. See your family doc.
A member asked:

How much should I worry about drooling?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
That depends: Causes of drooling vary with age. I'm not qualified to discuss childhood causes, but in adults a variety of neurologic and even psychiatric disorders can have inability to control one's saliva. Some medications are associated with this. If persistent, i recommend you see a doctor.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Why am I drooling so much with my parkinsons?

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Dr. Kavitha Gudur
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Swallowing problem: Parkinson's has movement ( motor)and nonmotor symptoms. Drooling is thought to be from a failure in swallowing or infrequent swallowing than from too much saliva.
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 26 years experience
I agree with this answer. The treatments can include something simple like chewing gum or hard candy, which, although they cause more saliva production, will force you to swallow. Sometimes forms of botulinum toxin are used for this problem as well.
Apr 5, 2013

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