Intense salivation is a condition where there is an excessive production of saliva (defined condition drooling) by the salivary glands, a decrease in the ability to swallow or muscular deficits that does not allow you to control and keep the saliva in your mouth.


What kind of diseases can be associated with intense salivation?

The following diseases may be associated with intense salivation:

  • Esophageal atresia
  • Dementia
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Stroke
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Wilson disease
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Bell's palsy
  • Anger
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Syphilis
  • Down syndrome
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Sinusitis (acute or chronic)
  • Stomatitis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Cancers of the mouth
  • Peptic ulcer

Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it is highly recommended to consult your doctor, in case of symptom’s persistence.


What is the therapy for intense salivation?

The remedies to intense salivation differ greatly depending on the cause. Generally the treatment is targeted to the condition from which the salivation is a symptom and is based on targeted drug therapies.


When is most likely to contact your doctor in case of intense salivation?

You must know the evolution of the disorder, so you can evaluate the need to seek medical attention. If the problem occurs persistently or is excessive, it is advisable to undergo a specialist.