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Occasionally when I am making a bowel movement, if I am even slightly constipated I will begin drooling profusely.Is that normal?

Occasionally when I am making a bowel movement, if I am even slightly constipated I will begin drooling profusely.Is that normal?

Not normal: BUT entirely possible. Seems normal for you. The gut is one long tube that talks to the brain and to itself. If there is a problem in one segment of the gut thee is sometimes reflex feedback to other parts of the gut that can induce symptoms such as you describe. ...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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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?

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