What is Sialorrhea?

Hypersalivation (also called ptyalism, and sialorrhea,) is excessive production of saliva. It has also been defined as increased amount of saliva in the mouth, which may also be caused by decreased clearance of saliva.

Hypersalivation can contribute to drooling if there is an inability to keep the mouth closed or in difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia) the excess saliva.

Hypersalivation also often precedes emesis (vomiting), where it accompanies nausea (a feeling of needing to vomit).

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Hello sir., i have white spots on my face and i noticed that it is because of my saliva.. When i sleep, saliva flows n in morning it causes...

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Hi,you are having sialorrhea causing irritatant contact dermatitis on your face below the lip.Remember,
Sialorrhea (drooling or excessive...

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Hi i am I work part time in a local primary school as food technolgy coordinator. . Over the past 10 years I have found it sometimes difficult to...

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Excessive salivation is known as Sialorrhea or Ptyalism. It can lead to drooling of the saliva if the person is unable to swallow the excess saliva...

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I have excessive saliva (though it seems this is called "dry mouth" and some problem with speech. I have no pains and I feel good except maybe a...

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