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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)

Drooling = saliva involuntarily ...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

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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