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.
Find out when babies start teething, learn teething signs and symptoms (drooling, rash, irritability, sleep problems), and read about home remedies, pain medications ...
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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 ...
I can finally breathe thoroughly at night (no more drooling). Swallowing is so much easier now! ...
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.
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).
See also: Symptom, Fever, Prevention, Infections, Weakness