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Is excessive drooling a cause for concern?

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Posted on Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Question: Dear doc..... I want to know that saliva drooling is a serious concern??
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please provide details.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for the query..

-Can you please tell that the drooling occurs all day or is it only at night time while sleeping?

-Do you find swallowing difficult or is it fine?

-Any other medical problems or medication if you take?

Please revert back with answers..

Regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Honey Arora (12 hours later)
I am having this problem in only night. Not even every night. It's a random event. I am taking only thyroid medicine which I have started before 3 days. I have no issues in swallowing.
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Might be due to mouth breathing.

Detailed Answer:
Hi..
Saliva drooling at night commonly occurs if you have mouth breathing at night..
It is not an serious problem..
But in case if you are still conscious about it you can try a trick.
You can stick a vertical strip of micropore tape (doctor's tape) on your closed lips just before sleeping..
Do it for at least 21 days to enforce nasal breathing..
See if you still drool..
Also you should follow this only if you do not find any difficulty in breathing through nose..

Hope this helps..

Regards..
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Brief Answer: Please provide details. Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for the query.. -Can you please tell that the drooling occurs all day or is it only at night time while sleeping? -Do you find swallowing difficult or is it fine? -Any other medical problems or medication if you take? Please revert back with answers.. Regards.