What is sialorrhea? why does it happen?
Hello, What is sialorrhea? why does it happen? Please enlighten me on this. I have no clue about this. My friend is a clinician and he was discussing on this. Please elaborate the topic.
@kimmi Hypersalivation, also known as sialorrhea or ptyalism, is when a person has too much saliva in their mouth. It can result in saliva from the mouth spilling over the bottom lip, known as drooling. Hypersalivation can be the result of:
excessive saliva production
an inability to effectively swallow or clear saliva from the mouth
difficulty keeping the mouth closed
Causes of excessive saliva production, leading to hypersalivation, include:
morning sickness or nausea during pregnancy
sinus, throat, or peritonsillar infections
poisonous spider bites, reptile venom, and poisonous mushrooms
ulcers, inflammation, or pain in the mouth
Some causes of hypersalivation may clear up over time without treatment. Such causes include pregnancy, anxiety, and minor injuries.
Other causes can pose more serious medical challenges. This category includes neurological causes and nerve disorders.