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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes adult drooling at night while sleeping?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes adult drooling at night while sleeping?

Mouth position: So long as the mouth is open, there is the potential for drooling. If the mouth is closed, not so much. Rarely, there can be an overproduction of saliva that results in overflow of saliva through the corner of the mouth. If that's the case, your pcp can recommend some medications to help. If it's just positional, get a supportive pillow that will help the person sleep with a closed mouth. ...Read more

Dr. Stacey Ishman
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Drooling (Definition)

Some drooling in infants and toddlers is normal and is not usually a sign of a disease or other problem. It may occur with teething. Drooling in infants and young children may get worse with upper respiratory ...Read more


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Does fibromyalgia cause drooling?

No: I have not read about or encountered a patient withy fibromyalgia who is drooling. Consider seeing a neurologist about this symptom. ...Read more

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What nerological disease cause drooling n infant?

What nerological disease cause drooling n infant?

Most babies drool: Drooling is part of the routine for most infants & toddlers. They constantly put fingers in their mouth & drooling is normal. After they get past some of the habit of sucking on fingers they seem to stop. Kids drooling a lot after this point may have issues like cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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Can orchitis problem effect my digestion or cause drooling ?

Can orchitis problem effect my digestion or cause drooling ?

Unclear...: Orchitis means inflammation or infection of the testes. It true, consider if you got mumps. In fact, epididymitis (infection or inflammation around the testes_ is more common in young sexually active men like you. Besides, many other reasons may cause pain or ache in the sac. Professionals can help you differentiate what might have happened to you. Best wish... ...Read more

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What can cause drooling while sleeping? I am having heart problems and uising Bisobel

Gravity plus: pooled saliva can result in drooling if you are on your side or on your stomach while sleeping. ...Read more

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Can benzodiazepines cause an adult to drool? My boyfriend has been drooling for a few months and he takes benzos.

Can benzodiazepines cause an adult to drool? My boyfriend has been drooling for a few months and he takes benzos.

Sedating medicine: Benzodiazepines are sedating medicines. If your boyfriend takes too much, he could be drowsy and drooling. He might need to check with his physician about the dose. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lithium and/or Abilify (aripiprazole) to cause incontinence, stuffiness and excessive drooling?

Is it possible for lithium and/or Abilify (aripiprazole) to cause incontinence, stuffiness and excessive drooling?

Concur w/Dr. Weixel: Allow me to add the following to what Dr. Weixel has written. Lithium is much better known for dry mouth as opposed to drooling. And while incontinence is listed as a side effect it is felt to be usually due to increased urinary frequency. Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause the side effects you mention in significant numbers. ...Read more

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