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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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