A variety of medical conditions, such as Parkinson's disease and stroke, that decrease patients' ability to control oral or facial muscles can cause hypersalivation, or sialorrhea, states American Family Physician. It is also a common symptom in children who have neurological impairments, including
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Hypersalivation may be temporary or chronic depending on the cause. For example, if you’re dealing with an infection, your mouth may produce more saliva to help flush out the bacteria.
Overview Hypersalivation is the excess of saliva. This can be due to either excessive production or decrease in clearance of saliva. This can contribute to drooling or difficulty swallowing. While drooling is common in babies, it is considered abnormal after the age of 4. There are many causes of hypersalivation, including: cerebral palsy,neurodegenerative disorders, vitamin
Hypersalivation Diagnosis. It is recommended that drooling be evaluated by a salivary gland specialist. These subspecialty trained physicians are adept at recognizing and treating rare conditions that affect the salivary gland system.
Although the elderly more commonly complain of dryness of the mouth, often associated with side effects of certain drugs and chronic conditions, there may at times be an excess of saliva. Profuse salivation is known as sialorrhea. It occurs when the production of saliva is greater than the clearance of this saliva from the mouth, usually by swallowing. The condition can lead to drooling of the ...
Sialorrhea, also known as hypersalivation or drooling, means excessive saliva flow. Anterior sialorrhea is when patients have forward spillage of saliva from their mouths onto their faces and clothes. Posterior sialorrhea is when patients have spillage of saliva from their mouths down their airways.