Drooling is saliva flowing outside the mouth.
Drooling caused by nervous system (neurologic) problems can often be managed with drugs that block the action of the chemical messenger, acetylcholine (anticholinergic drugs).
Drooling is saliva flowing outside the mouth.
Salivation; Excessive saliva; Too much saliva; Sialorrhea ...
Drooling is defined as saliva flowing outside of your mouth unintentionally. It is often a result of weak or underdeveloped muscles around your mouth.
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Drooling and difficulty managing saliva in the mouth
A loud sound heard when breathing in (called stridor)
Difficulty swallowing ...
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Facial drooping on one side
Dilated pupil on one side only (See: eyes, pupils different size) ...
Difficulty chewing and swallowing
Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. She will also do a physical exam, paying close attention to your: ...
Pale or bluish coloration of the lips, skin or fingernails (cyanosis)
Retracting of the muscles in the neck or between the ribs when breathing (retractions) ...
Drooling from the affected side of the mouth
Pain around the ear
Feeling of fullness or swelling to the affected side of the face ...
Loss of the sense of taste on the front two-thirds of the tongue
Hypersensitivity to sound in the affected ear ...
Drooling due to severe pain when swallowing.
A muffled voice.
Stridor - a harsh, raspy sound that occurs when your airways are blocked.
unable to talk
child sits leaning forward
child keeps his or her mouth open ...
Drooping eyelids ("ptosis")
Mental retardation is also possible
Hypotonia (poor muscle tone)
As the disease progresses, it may lead to: ...
Drooling common, chewing on things (eg, crib rail)
Vertical root fracture ...
Drooling is a problem in people with ALS. Atropine is used to control drooling. Excessive saliva can also make someone more likely to have aspiration pneumonia. The muscle jerks and cramps in late stage ALS can be reduced with muscle relaxants.
When to call the doctor
Swallowing problems are rarely serious, so it can be difficult to know when to seek help. Contact your health care provider: ...
Drooling; defiling with saliva. [Webster1913]
African Trypanosomiasis or Encephalitis Lethargica.
Begins drooling (not always a sign of teething)
Naps two to three times a day, for one to three hours each (on average)
Begins to sleep longer at night (six to eight hours consistently) ...
starts drooling or has trouble swallowing
has blue lips and fingernails
becomes restless or confused
does not sound better after moist air treatment or going outdoors
has increasing trouble breathing ...
Drooling and repeated swallowing movements.
Loss of conditon.
Watery eyes in some birds.
Nervous symptoms (rare).
sialorrhea drooling; increased salivation
simple tic tic involving a limited number of muscles; simple vocal tics are meaningless noises such as grunting or throat clearing; ...
Head drop due to weakness of the neck muscles
Muscle contractions called fasciculations
Muscle weakness that slowly gets worse ...
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Drooling of saliva can be attributed to... neuromuscular diseases such as cerebral palsy , Parkinson...
I am wondering if drooling is related to snoring. My husband has gained thirty pounds over the last three years, and this has made him snore. It has also increased the amount of drool on his pillow.
(32 causes), Mouth bruise (20 causes), Mouth tingling/paresthesias (9 causes), Mouth Burning (26 causes), Mouth Tingling (30 causes), Mouth pigmentation (25 causes), Cracked mouth corner (10 causes), Difficulty opening mouth (29 causes), Drooling ...
The most common symptoms of teething include swelling, tenderness, or discomfort in the gums at the site of the erupting tooth; drooling; biting on fingers or toys; irritability; or difficulty sleeping.
Excessive drooling and convulsions become evident. Blindness and head enlargement set in by the second year. "Fatal by age 2 or 3 years" today would be modified to "fatal by age 5." After age 2, total constant nursing care is needed.
Does individual have a headache, tearing, drooling, difficulty eating and drinking, change in facial appearance, impairment of taste, or hearing loss?
But if her condition has worsened, and she begins drooling or has hoarse breathing, your pediatrician will probably ask you to take your child directly to the hospital emergency room, and recommend that you call 911 so an ambulance can transport her.
tremor (uncontrolled shaking), drooling, trouble swallowing, problems with balance or walking;
feeling restless, jittery, or agitated;
slow, shallow breathing, feeling like you might pass out; ...
Being unable to swallow (this may show up as excessive drooling).
Unusual irritability or persistent crying, in a baby, or if the baby is not taking feeds.
a feeling that food or liquids are sticking in the throat or esophagus, or that there is a lump in these areas
discomfort in the throat or chest
congestion in the chest after eating or drinking ...
If a child, particularly, has PROGRESSIVE DYSPHAGIA, continual drooling from his mouth, STRIDOR, COUGH, a red swollen epiglottis, and is ill and febrile, suspect ACUTE EPIGLOTTITIS (not uncommon), ...
There can be speech problems and weak face muscles, causing drooling. Numbness or tingling is very common. A stroke involving the base of the brain can affect balance, vision, swallowing, breathing and even unconsciousness.
Synthetic levodopa, a DOPamine precursor that crosses the blood-brain barrier, reduces the rigidity, sluggishness, dysphagia, drooling, and instability characteristic of the disease but does not alter its relentless course.
Additional symptoms include leg contractures, difficulty walking, speech disorders, drooling, atrophy of the hand muscles, mild developmental delays, fluctuating emotions, and short stature. Onset is in early childhood.
This may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, flicking up and down of the eyes, drooling, loss of balance, and dizziness.
CBPS patients have weakness of the face, throat, tongue and the chewing process, with lack of speech or slurred speech and drooling. Most have learning impairments (see entry Learning Disability), behaviour problems and epilepsy.
These symptoms may include a taut or mask-like expression on the face, drooling, tremors, pill-rolling motions in the hands, cogwheel rigidity (abnormal rigidity in muscles, characterized by jerky movements when the muscle is passively stretched), ...
Other clinical features may include difficulty in closing the eyelid, drooling of saliva, loss of taste sensation on one side of the tongue. The patient may be unable to smile, blink or even wrinkle his or her forehead.
Your child starts drooling or has trouble swallowing.
Your child's lips and skin around the nose, mouth of fingernails are bluish or turn dark.
Your child's breathing doesn't sound better after mist treatment.
Later symptoms include bloody vomit; drooling; an enlarged spleen; jaundice; difficulty in speaking, swallowing, and/or walking; loss of coordination; progressive fatigue, weakness, intellectual impairment; personality changes; bizarre behavior; ...
Increased saliva or drooling
Loss of appetite or becoming choosy about foods
Tender and swollen gums
Rash on cheeks or redness in the area of the cheeks near the affected gums
Patients with drooling may require suction.
Children benefit by being allowed to remain with their parents and being allowed to assume a position of comfort ...
Symptoms in later stages of the cancer may include drooling, spitting up pieces of undigested food, and weight loss. Lung infections caused by liquids spilling over into your windpipe (trachea) are common.
Glycopyrrolate (eg, Robinul, Cuvposa)-to decrease drooling
Pamidronate (eg, Aredia)-to treat osteoporosis
Medicines that may be used to treat spasticity:
Baclofen (eg, Lioresal)
Diazepam (eg, Valium)
Tizanidine (eg, Zanaflex) ...
Dysphagia: Slow movement of the tongue, lips, throat and jaws that causes drooling and difficulties in swallowing, caused by dystonia of the vocal chords.
Symptoms vary but commonly include a runny nose, watery eyes, drooling and excessive sweating, difficulty in breathing, dimness of vision, nausea, vomiting, twitching and headache.
Symptoms include slurred speech, drooling, problems swallowing, slow/soft speech, and limited movement of the tongue, jaw and lips.
Within this Glossary Term
A child who has severe pain, drooling, and a hard time breathing may have epiglottitis, a serious condition that requires emergency care. Adults also get epiglottitis, but it is more common in children.
There are simple partial seizures that involve facial muscles and are frequently associated with excessive salivation and drooling. There may be secondary generalization of the partial seizures. Seizures typically occur at night during sleep.
Additional signs of the early-onset form include slow movements, clumsiness, frequent falling, rigidity, slurred speech, and drooling. School performance often declines as thinking and reasoning abilities become impaired.
Gasping for air
Convulsions, Seizures, Coma, and death
Death occurs due to heart or respiratory failure
Only 7 people worldwide have been known to survive untreated Rabies (i.e.
Noisy, high-pitched breathing sounds when inhaling
Drooling more than usual
A fever higher than 103 F (39 C) ...
Sensation of food getting stuck in your throat or chest, or behind your breastbone (sternum)
Bringing food back up (regurgitation)
Food or stomach acid backing up into your throat
Unexpected weight loss ...
Numbness or weakness of the limbs or face, especially on one side of the body
Facial paralysis (one side droops, drooling)
Trouble speaking or understanding speech
Dizziness, difficulty walking ...
It may make it hard for you to close your eye on that side of your face.
Eye problems, such as excessive tearing or a dry eye.
Loss of ability to taste.
Pain in or behind your ear.
Numbness in the affected side of your face.
Pain in or behind your ear or around the jaw on the affected side;
Increased sensitivity to sound;
Excessive tearing in the eye or dry eye;
Headache or neck pain;
Loss of the ability to taste.
This condition, which may last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes, may cause symptoms that range from slurred speech and drooling to complete muscle weakness.
develop fever, muscle aches, or other flu-like symptoms
become irritable or sleep more than usual
begin drooling (due to painful swallowing)
gravitate toward cold fluids ...
initially have mild cognitive deterioration and clumsiness, as well as changes in behavior, problems with speech, swallowing, or physical coordination, tremors or uncontrolled movements, muscle stiffness and spasms, unsteady gait and drooling.
Esophagus not connected to stomach
Inability to swallow
Excessive drooling ...
bowel and bladder problems such as constipation and the need to urinate often
problems with swallowing, which can lead to increased saliva and drooling
low blood pressure when you stand up
increased sweat ...
Difficulty swallowing including drooling
Severe or unusual headaches, nausea and/or vomiting
Occasionally strokes can cause children to collapse, to change behaviour or to have a seizure.
Highly contagious behavior includes nose blowing, sneezing, and physically transferring infected secretions onto environmental surfaces or paper tissue. Contrary to popular belief, behaviors such as kissing, talking, coughing, or even drooling do not ...
Drooling, biting of the tongue, and urinary incontinence may occur. When the jerking movements stop, the individual may remain unconscious for a period of time. Tonic-clonic seizures usually last 5-20 minutes.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and other pain medications
Atropine (eg, AtroPen), scopolamine (eg, Isopto), or antihistamine-to reduce heavy drooling
Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications ...
Symptoms range in severity from mild weakness to total paralysis and may include twitching, weakness, or paralysis, drooping eyelid or corner of the mouth, drooling, dry eye or mouth, impairment of taste, and excessive tearing in the eye.
In infants and young children: whistling or crowing sounds with breathing; shortness of breath and progressive difficulty with breathing; refusal of food or water; sometimes drooling of saliva (refusal to swallow saliva).
This is followed by convulsions, paralysis and death. The paralysis sometimes appears early on, marked by paralysis of the lower jaw, drooling and foaming saliva. The animal may appear to be choking on something.
Sialorrheadrooling; increased salivation.Sleep apneais a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. Snoring and daytime sleepiness are signs a person might have sleep apnea.
Other iodine deficiency problems are reduced vitality, hypothyrodism, inability to think clearly, low resistance to infection, loss of control of the muscles of the mouth resulting in mouth contortion and drooling, defective teeth, ...
See also: Fever, Infections, Prevention, Weakness, Surgery