What is it?

Sialorrhea is drooling or excessive salivation which could be caused by excessive salivation or due to weakness of the muscles around the mouth. Drooling is normal in the first two years of life or when sleeping. Sialorrhea could be caused by neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy. Other conditions causing it may include allergies, tumors, and infections such as strep throat, tonsil infections and sinusitis.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Sialorrhea
- Saliva discoloration


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination.


Drooling does not always require treatment. For severe drooling, the treatment depends on the cause for drooling. Physical therapy, occupational therapy may help control mouth closing. There are also special appliances or dental devices that help with lip closure during swallowing. Medications to reduce saliva production, botox injections and surgical procedures are also possible treatments.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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