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Drooling: Introduction

Drooling: Excessive saliva in the mouth. See detailed information below for a list of 340 causes of Drooling, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Drooling:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Drooling. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Drooling:

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Drooling: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Drooling, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Drooling Treatments

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Stories from Users for Drooling

Real-life user stories relating to Drooling:

Message Boards for Drooling

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Diagnostic tests for Drooling:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Drooling. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • High temperature may suggest epiglottitis or rabies
    • Examine for Kayser-Fleisher rings (brown pigmentation in the periphery of the cornea due to copper deposition)
    • Central nervous system examination, including cranial nerves looking for signs of 7th nerve palsy which may be due to brain stem stroke, brain stem tumor or multiple sclerosis
    • Look for signs of Bell's palsy (7th nerve palsy of unknown cause) e.g. unable to wrinkle forehead or close eye forcefully on affected side, unable to whistle or blow out cheeks
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Drooling:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Drooling as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drooling: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Drooling may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Drooling

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Drooling. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Drooling: Deaths

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Drooling: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Organs affected by Drooling:

The list of organs typically affected by Drooling may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Drooling

The list below shows some of the causes of Drooling mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Drooling?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Drooling. Of the 340 causes of Drooling that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 7 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 332 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Drooling:

The following list of conditions have 'Drooling' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Drooling Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Drooling based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Drooling?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Drooling, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Drooling:

    Subtypes of Drooling:

    Parotid Swelling (10 causes), Phlegm symptoms (18 causes), Salivary Gland Pain (25 causes), Salivary Gland Swelling (24 causes), Spitting blood (126 causes), Coughing blood (224 causes), Hemoptysis (176 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Drooling:

    Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Salivary gland symptoms (355 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Cough (1407 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Wet cough (286 causes), Sputum symptoms (216 causes)

    Symptoms related to Drooling:

    Saliva symptoms (340 causes), Facial paralysis (70 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Oral trauma, Physiological (normal in children under 4), Allergic rhinitis (19 causes), Nasal polyposis, Cerebral palsy, Cricopharyngeal achalasia, Esophageal dysmotility, Ingestion of caustic substance, Damage to swallowing structures, Teething

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