Drooling is saliva flowing outside the mouth.
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, ...
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.
more than usual - 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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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) ...
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 ...
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.
a hoarse voice
feeling that something is lodged in the throat
unexpected weight loss
coughing or choking when swallowing
pain when swallowing ...
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 ...
is a problem in people with ALS. Atropine is used to control . 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: ...
; defiling with saliva. [Webster1913]
African Trypanosomiasis or Encephalitis Lethargica.
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 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).
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 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 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 . 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, , 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 . Most have learning impairments (see entry Learning Disability), behaviour problems and epilepsy.
See also: Symptom, Fever, Prevention, Infections, Weakness