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Dr. Stacey Ishman
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Drooling (Overview)

Drooling = saliva involuntarily drips from the mouth.


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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

Dr. Stacey Ishman
124 Doctors shared insights

Drooling (Overview)

Drooling = saliva involuntarily drips from the mouth.


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What do you recommend for drooling?

What do you recommend for drooling?

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. ...Read more

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Anti drooling medicines?

Anti drooling medicines?

Available: Discuss with your md so that you can make sure it won't interfere with your other meds. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for drooling?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for drooling?

Close the mouth: Drool falling out of the mouth can occur by accident. It also can be due to muscular dysfunction of the facial nerve leaving the outside of the mouth drooped and causing uncontrollable drool. This can be fixed by a surgical support procedure. Your plastic surgeon or otolaryngologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of drooling?

What's the best treatment to get rid of drooling?

Drooling: I would want to know the age of the patient and what meds they were on. Some medications can cause drooling. If a medication is necessary to help, an anticholinergic med like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help. ...Read more

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How can you prevent someone from fainting?

How can you prevent someone from fainting?

Get their attention!: Speak directly, loud and clear, placing yourself in front of them, demand that they look into your eyes! Have them breathe slow and deep while looking at you. You may have to demonstrate this for them; it may help to have a hand or two on their shoulders. The object is to get them grounded in the present moment. One way is to have them mimic exactly what you are doing. Try to keep their eyes open! ...Read more

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How can drooling occur in adults?

Hypersalivation: Causes of saliva overproduction include pregnancy, excessive starch intake, gastroesophageal reflux disease, pancreatitis, liver disease, serotonin syndrome, oral ulcers, and oral infections. Medications that can cause saliva overproduction include clozapine, pilocarpine, ketamine, and potassium chlorate. Toxins can also cause hypersalivation. These include mercury, copper, organophosphates, and arsenic. ...Read more

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How can I manage nonstop drooling?

Bibs and wipedowns: I consider drooling as a marker for the level of social conscience of an infant. What a wonderful freedom not to worry about your appearance. Yes it increases with teething or mouth or gum irritation, but really reflects a disintrest in swallowing the extra volume. As the child develops social awareness they will stop. Your repeated wipedowns will help them learn what you expect from them. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for drooling?

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. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about drooling?

How much should I worry about drooling?

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. ...Read more

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What can stop people from drooling at night?

What can stop people from drooling at night?

Thoughts: You might consider seeing your dentist for an appliance that would help. Drying agents like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can could be considered if they are tolerated by the patient. Sleeping on back is another idea so that secretions travel back instead of forward. ...Read more

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What is commonly used OTC to control drooling?

Cold/allergy meds: Decongestants and anti-histamines but decongestants can worsen anxiety. Both tend to dry out secretions. Older otc anti-histamines (short acting) dry out more (such as diphenhydramine) but may worsen memory and cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can stop drooling in night?

This problem may: Be caused by many factors. You will need to be evaluated by an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Wake up sometimes drooling. Why is that? Embarassed.

Wake up sometimes drooling. Why is that? Embarassed.

DROOLING SLEEP: You can stop drooling in your sleep if you do not sleep tight or you wake up sometimes at night to rinse your mouth. Drooling is a sign of deep slumber. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a way to stop drooling?

Drooling: You should see an ent (ear, nose, and throat) doctor. There are many causes of drooling. Your facial nerve could be weak and you could have inappropriate mouth closure or you could be hyper-salivating. There are some medicines that can be given to slow down the secretions. They are also surgical procedures that can be done to help with the mouth closure. Lots of options. Hope this helps. ...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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When do babies usally start drooling?

When do babies usally start drooling?

2 Months: At around 2 months your baby's salivary glands will start to work and your baby will begin to drool. This does not mean, however, that your baby is teething. Teeth start coming in a few weeks later. You will be going through a lot of bibs during this period so get ready! ...Read more

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Help please! Is drooling a sign of having a stroke?

Help please! Is drooling a sign of having a stroke?

Sometimes: Possibly if part of a constellation of symptoms. There could be drooling if one side of the face is weakened or somewhat paralyzed. ...Read more

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Is drooling one of the signs that a baby is teething?

Is drooling one of the signs that a baby is teething?

Babies drool: It's hard to believe so much fluid can come from the mouths of tiny babes, but teething stimulates drooling, and the waterworks are on for many babies starting from about ten weeks to three or four months of age. ...Read more

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How long does drooling associated with teething last?

Depends: The drooling may last as long as your child is teething. Carry a few extra clean washcloths to help keep clean. ...Read more

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Why do I find myself drooling after I wake up from a nap?

Why do I find myself drooling after I wake up from a nap?

Deep sleep: Enjoy the wonderful deep sleep of the young. Your mouth pops open as you fully relax and allows your saliva to come out. You don't swallow your own saliva unless it builds up enough to trigger the reflex. Try changing your position to your side instead of tummy sleeping to keep more saliva inside your mouth. ...Read more

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Why would an adult (age 49) start drooling at nightsuddenly?

Drooling: Could be a lot of things. I usually first ask about mouth opening. Snoring/gasping at night will cause mouth to open. Also make sure not a new medication was started or stopped. ...Read more

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My 7 week old started drooling is and his appetite has decrease is that normal?

My 7 week old started drooling is and his appetite has decrease is that normal?

May be normal: There will be normal ups and downs in appetite at this age. Make sure he is still eating regularly and acting satisfied. Drooling may be due to increased stimulation of his mouth with his hands. Make sure his nose is clear so he can breathe through it (or he will keep his mouth open to breathe and drool more)- use nasal saline and a bulb syringe to suction it out whenever needed. ...Read more

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My 22 year old boyfriend has been drooling a lot lately while awake. What could be causing this? We are concerned.

Drooling: Drooling is the unintentional spillage of saliva from the mouth. Drooling can occur with any condition that impairs neuromuscular control of the muscles around the mouth, that increases the production of saliva, or that impairs swallowing. There are many causes of these problems, most benign like infections or dental disease. Some are serious like neuromuscular disease. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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My 12 week old is drooling a lot! My other two kids did not drool so much or at all at this age. Is something wrong?

My 12 week old is drooling a lot! My other two kids did not drool so much or at all at this age. Is something wrong?

12 week olds drool: This is quite typical for a 12 week old to really drool. Perhaps she is starting the process of teething a bit earlier than your other babies? Nothing to worry about! ...Read more

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I have been waking up in a puddle if water lately & I found out it's me drooling. I drool so much everynight. Will thus cause a problem?

I have been waking up in a puddle if water lately & I found out it's me drooling. I drool so much everynight. Will thus cause a problem?

Probably not: Health-wise, this should not cause a problem. It may be a problem for your pillow case (needs to be washed more often), and it may be a bit uncomfortable for you (wet head), but, really, having good salivary flow is a desirable thing because it reduces your risk of tooth decay, helps better digest food, and makes your mouth more comfortable. ...Read more