Drooling, excessiveDDrooling, excessiveDrooling, excessiveEnglishNeurologySchool age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)MouthNervous systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-05-14T04:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000061.0000000000000333.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>An overview of the signs, symptoms and medical options for this condition of uncontrollable drooling, known as sialorrhea.</p><h2>What is excessive drooling?</h2> <p>Children can usually control drooling by four years of age. Excessive drooling can be embarrassing to parents and to the child at older ages. </p> <p>Excessive drooling is common in children with <a href="/Article?contentid=847&language=English">cerebral palsy</a>. It can happen with other neurodegenerative diseases. Excessive drooling is not normal in the older, healthy child.</p> <p>You may hear excessive drooling referred to as sialorrhea.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Excessive drooling is not normal in the older, heatlhy child.</li><li>Causes may be linked with poor mouth and tongue control.</li><li>It is important to rule out any serious conditions that may be causing the drooling.</li> <li>Non-surgical treatment may include improving posture, orthodontics, reducing nose blockage or certain medications.</li></ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of excessive drooling</h2> <p>Excessive drooling is shown by saliva slipping out the side of your child's mouth. It may dribble down their chin. Excessive drooling can damage clothes. It may spoil school books and drawings. Your child's chin may also get irritated by the saliva. This is more common in cold weather.</p><h2>Causes of excessive drooling</h2> <p>Excessive drooling is caused by poor swallowing. It may be linked with poor mouth and tongue control. Excessive drooling is not usually caused by too much saliva production.</p><h2>What your health care team can do to help </h2> <p>Your doctor can rule out any serious condition that may be causing the drooling. </p> <p>After an initial assessment, your child's doctor may have your child assessed by a group of health providers. These include a speech and language therapist, physiotherapist, orthodontist, orthotist and otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist).</p> <p>The specialists will assess: </p> <ul> <li>your child's level of awareness</li> <li>head posture and control</li> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=1994&language=English">dental health</a></li> <li>how well your child's lips seal</li> <li>whether your child can swallow safely</li> <li>whether your child's nose is blocked</li> </ul> <p>Depending on your child's condition, the doctor may recommend non-surgical or surgical treatment. </p><h2>Treatment for excessive drooling</h2> <p>Non-surgical treatments may include:</p> <ul> <li>improving posture</li> <li>orthodontic treatment</li> <li>reducing nose blockage to help your child close their mouth better</li> <li>medicines to help reduce the amount of saliva produced</li> <li>Botox injections into the salivary glands under general anaesthetic </li> </ul> <p>Surgery may be recommended in severe cases of drooling. </p>
Salivation excessiveSSalivation excessiveDrooling, excessiveFrenchNeurologySchool age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)MouthNervous systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-05-14T04:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000061.0000000000000333.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Un aperçu facile à comprendre des signes, des symptômes et des possibilités médiales pour l’affection appelée sialorrhée, qui cause une salivation incontrôlable.</p><h2>Qu’est-ce que salivation excessive?</h2> <p>Les enfants peuvent habituellement contrôler la salivation une fois qu’ils ont atteint l’âge de quatre ans. La salivation excessive peut être embarrassante pour les parents et l’enfant plus vieux.</p> <p>La salivation excessive est courante chez les enfants atteints d'infirmité <a href="/Article?contentid=847&language=French">motrice cérébrale</a>. Elle peut aussi survenir avec d’autres maladies neurodégénératives. La salivation excessive n’est pas normale chez un enfant plus âgé en santé.</p> <p>On désigne aussi la salivation excessive par le terme sialorrhée.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Une salivation excessive n’est pas normale chez les enfants plus âgés et en santé.</li> <li>Elle peut être liée à un mauvais contrôle sur la bouche et la langue.</li> <li>Il est important d'éliminer toute affection sérieuse comme cause de la salivation.</li> <li>Les traitements non chirurgicaux peuvent comprendre l’amélioration de la posture, l’orthodontie, la réduction d’un blocage au nez ou certains médicaments.</li> </ul><h2>Signes et symptômes de la salivation excessive</h2> <p>La salivation excessive se manifeste par de la salive qui s’écoule de la bouche de votre enfant. Elle peut couler sur son menton. La salive excessive peut endommager ses vêtements, ses livres et ses dessins. Le menton de votre enfant pourrait aussi être irrité à cause de la salive. Cela arrive plus fréquemment quand il fait froid.</p><h2>Causes de la salivation excessive</h2> <p>La salivation excessive est causée par une difficulté à avaler. Elle pourrait être liée à un mauvais contrôle de la bouche et de la langue. La salivation excessive n’est habituellement pas causée par une production excédentaire de salive.</p><h2>Ce que l’équipe soignante peut faire pour vous aider</h2> <p>Votre médecin va d'abord éliminer toute affection grave comme cause de la salivation. </p> <p>Après une évaluation initiale, le médecin pourrait demander que votre enfant soit évalué par un groupe de fournisseurs de soins de santé, comprenant un orthophoniste, un physiothérapeute, un orthodontiste, un orthésiste et un oto-rhino-laryngologiste (spécialiste des oreilles, du nez et de la gorge).</p> <p>Les spécialistes évalueront : </p> <ul> <li>le niveau de conscience de votre enfant;</li> <li>la posture et le contrôle de sa tête;</li> <li>sa <a href="/Article?contentid=1994&language=French">santé dentaire</a>;</li> <li>sa capacité des lèvres de votre enfant de se fermer;</li> <li>si votre enfant peut avaler sans danger;</li> <li>si le nez de votre enfant est bouché.</li> </ul> <p>En fonction de problème médical, le médecin pourrait recommander un traitement chirurgical ou non.</p><h2>Traitement de la salivation excessive</h2> <p>Les traitements non chirurgicaux peuvent comprendre :</p> <ul> <li>l’amélioration de la posture;</li> <li>un traitement orthodontique (c'est-à-dire le port d'un appareil dentaire);</li> <li>la réduction du blocage dans le nez pour aider votre enfant à mieux fermer la bouche ;</li> <li>des médicaments pour réduire la quantité de salive produite ;</li> <li>des injections de Botox dans les glandes salivaires sous anesthésie générale.</li> </ul> <p>Une opération peut être recommandée dans les cas graves de salivation. </p>

 

 

Drooling, excessive940.000000000000Drooling, excessiveDrooling, excessiveDEnglishNeurologySchool age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)MouthNervous systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-05-14T04:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000061.0000000000000333.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>An overview of the signs, symptoms and medical options for this condition of uncontrollable drooling, known as sialorrhea.</p><h2>What is excessive drooling?</h2> <p>Children can usually control drooling by four years of age. Excessive drooling can be embarrassing to parents and to the child at older ages. </p> <p>Excessive drooling is common in children with <a href="/Article?contentid=847&language=English">cerebral palsy</a>. It can happen with other neurodegenerative diseases. Excessive drooling is not normal in the older, healthy child.</p> <p>You may hear excessive drooling referred to as sialorrhea.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Excessive drooling is not normal in the older, heatlhy child.</li><li>Causes may be linked with poor mouth and tongue control.</li><li>It is important to rule out any serious conditions that may be causing the drooling.</li> <li>Non-surgical treatment may include improving posture, orthodontics, reducing nose blockage or certain medications.</li></ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of excessive drooling</h2> <p>Excessive drooling is shown by saliva slipping out the side of your child's mouth. It may dribble down their chin. Excessive drooling can damage clothes. It may spoil school books and drawings. Your child's chin may also get irritated by the saliva. This is more common in cold weather.</p><h2>Causes of excessive drooling</h2> <p>Excessive drooling is caused by poor swallowing. It may be linked with poor mouth and tongue control. Excessive drooling is not usually caused by too much saliva production.</p><h2>What your health care team can do to help </h2> <p>Your doctor can rule out any serious condition that may be causing the drooling. </p> <p>After an initial assessment, your child's doctor may have your child assessed by a group of health providers. These include a speech and language therapist, physiotherapist, orthodontist, orthotist and otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist).</p> <p>The specialists will assess: </p> <ul> <li>your child's level of awareness</li> <li>head posture and control</li> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=1994&language=English">dental health</a></li> <li>how well your child's lips seal</li> <li>whether your child can swallow safely</li> <li>whether your child's nose is blocked</li> </ul> <p>Depending on your child's condition, the doctor may recommend non-surgical or surgical treatment. </p><h2>Treatment for excessive drooling</h2> <p>Non-surgical treatments may include:</p> <ul> <li>improving posture</li> <li>orthodontic treatment</li> <li>reducing nose blockage to help your child close their mouth better</li> <li>medicines to help reduce the amount of saliva produced</li> <li>Botox injections into the salivary glands under general anaesthetic </li> </ul> <p>Surgery may be recommended in severe cases of drooling. </p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/drooling_excessive.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/drooling_excessive.jpgDrooling, excessive

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