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).
Review Date: 02/06/2008
Reviewed By: Robert Hurd, MD, Professor of Endocrinology, Department of Biology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, and physician in the Primary Care Clinic, ...
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.
drooling more than usual - drooling may start as early as 3 or 4 months of age, but is not always a sign of teething
constantly putting fingers or fists in the mouth - babies like to chew on things whether or not they are teething ...
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Facial drooping on one side
Dilated pupil on one side only (See: Eyes, pupils different size) ...
Overview and causes of BELL'S PALSY - click here
Drooling and difficulty managing saliva in the mouth
A loud sound heard when breathing in (called stridor)
Difficulty swallowing ...
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 ...
Drooling or has trouble swallowing.
Skin is blue or turns darker.
Breathing doesn't sound better after mist treatment.
Cranky or uncomfortable.
Becomes more difficult and upset ...
Drooling due to severe pain when swallowing.
A muffled voice.
Stridor - a harsh, raspy sound that occurs when your airways are blocked.
Drooling due to inability to control facial muscles;
Difficulty with eating and drinkingl
Dry eye secondary to being unable to close eye properly because of facial weakness.
How is Bell's Palsy Diagnosed?
unable to talk
child sits leaning forward
child keeps his or her mouth open ...
Drooling due to difficult or painful swallowing
Refusal to eat
When to see a doctor
It's important to get an accurate diagnosis if your child has symptoms that may indicate tonsillitis.
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.
Head pushed forward to breathe
Call your doctor today if you have: ...
Drooling; defiling with saliva. [Webster1913]
African Trypanosomiasis or Encephalitis Lethargica.
Drooling, dental caries (cavities), and gum disease are more common in people with CP than in the general population, partly because of lowered coordination and increased muscle tightness in the mouth and jaw.
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 ...
unusual drooling or odd odor on the breath
unexplained stains on the clothing
convulsions or unconsciousness (in very serious cases only) ...
Drooling and repeated swallowing movements.
Loss of conditon.
Watery eyes in some birds.
Nervous symptoms (rare).
Constipation, drooling, and lightheadedness when standing are common and may improve with medications or other treatments.
Different brain operations are available, and many more are being researched including: ...
sialorrhea - drooling.
sickle cell anemia - an inherited blood disorder characterized by defective hemoglobin.
sigmoid colon - lower part of the colon that empties into the rectum.
Head drop due to weakness of the neck muscles
Muscle contractions called fasciculations
Muscle weakness that slowly gets worse ...
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.
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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.
today announced the acquisition of CUVPOSA (glycopyrrolate) oral solution for pediatric chronic severe drooling associated with neurologic conditions such as cerebral palsy.
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.
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.
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.
Chewing, drooling, teeth grinding and swallowing as well as loss of consciousness are not uncommon when a seizure takes place. Eyes may flutter or roll up in a person's head while a seizure is going on.
This results in the drooling of food and fluid from the mouth (made worse by the fact that the lower lip is likely to be numb).
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
In addition, affected infants may also have diminished muscle tone (hypotonia); excessive drooling; delayed speech development; and/or a significant delay in the attainment of developmental milestones such as the ability to sit, stand, walk, etc.
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) ...
Glycopyrrolate (eg, Robinul)-may help with drooling
Pamidronate (eg, Aredia)-may help with osteoporosis
Certain operations may improve the ability to sit, stand, and walk.
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.
Facial weakness, which may cause drooping of the face, mouth, or eye on one side, drooling, and the inability to smile.
Arm weakness or numbness, causing the inability to raise both arms and keep them raised.
Speech problems, such as slurred speech.
See also: Symptom, Fever, Prevention, Infections, Weakness