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    Dribbling

    All babies and young childen dribble or drool until they learn to swallow their own saliva, and it's an important part of their development: saliva helps keep the mouth clean and enables us all to swallow food and to talk. Read more →

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    Cerebral Palsy isn't a specific illness, but rather a general term used by doctors to refer to a set of neurological conditions, which result in movement and co-ordination disorders, caused by damage to the brain. Read more →

    Hi, I am 13 and I am always drooling in my sleep and constantly wake up with my pillow stuck too my face. Does anybody have any advice that would help me?.





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    My son was prescribed the hyoscine patches too, i found they worked very well but unfortunately he had a reaction to them on his skin so was no longer able to use them, i now have the problem of him drooling excessively again and the doctor won't prescribe anything else.

    Sometimes my sister will be eating dinner or talking and will start drooling we asked her about it and it only happens very rarely but when it does happen there is a lot of saliva anyone who can share advice I would be really grateful





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    Our son dribbles / drools a lot and we tried a number of things from cutting out milk to strengthening the mouth muscles. He is slowly stopping it but it can be frustrating. Dribble Bibs are handy when they are young or older try www.babskibaby.com they have a good range of Skibz Bibs. Also on Amazon there is a good book about Drooling by an American lady





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    My son is 9 tomorrow and still drooling , he gets picked on at school as no one wants to play with slavia chops I get so frustrated, I have been to speech therapy that didn't work, ent but they refered him back to speech therapy and put him on acid tablets, nothing seems to work! I really want this sorted before high school as already affected him so much already! Any ideas??





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    hi my son has the same problem he is 3 but sees a speech therapist and also occupational therapist but we had a appointment last week with his specialist and i spoke about this problem and he said there are a few things which can be done which include a operation where they take the bits out of the mouth which cause all the slavia and turn them around so the slavia goes down the throut or u can have botox in the mouth but thats only temp so will need doing a couple of times a year or also there is medication which dries the mouth up but causes constipation,but as my son is 3 we thiught it was best to leave it a little longer and hopefully it might stop but as your son is 9 this might be the answer for you hope this helps speak to your doctor or ask to be referred to a peadiatrion for more help.

    Well I am not a doctor but I think he's got either tongue tie or tonsillitis I am not sure but to be honest with you I think u should go to the doctor when you have time hope this helps

    My 22 month old daughter has been getting ulcers constantly for going on almost 6 months now, Ive taken her to the doctors numerous times as they just dont seem to be going away?? theyre huge and white and all down one side of her tongue at present but have been on her lips inside of her cheeks etc. The Doc has ruled out thrush with a swab test but surely this isnt normal? Shes still eating and happy enough but drooling as Im sure it hurts to swollow and seems to be catching EVERYTHING that goes around! I just dont know where to turn next??





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    My daughter had her glands moved to the back of her mouth. My daughter was in those patches and she was on one and a half patch and the tablets. The operation was my last resort and I went for it. My daughter had her tonsils out aswell as she always had ear and throat infections since the operation she has never had any thraot infection or problems with drooling. I hope I have made you feel more better about the operation and it helps you to decide what you want for your daughter. As I said before she will be sore and take upto two weeks recovery but in the end it's worth it and a better life for you and your daughter I wish I could talk to you by phone and give you that better confidence I am sure you will do what's best. Please please let me know what you decide as it would be great to find out how you and your daughter gets on all the very best of luck

    My daughter had her glands moved to the back of her mouth. My daughter was in those patches and she was on one and a half patch and the tablets. The operation was my last resort and I went for it. My daughter had her tonsils out aswell as she always had ear and throat infections since the operation she has never had any thraot infection or problems with drooling. I hope I have made you feel more better about the operation and it helps you to decide what you want for your daughter. As I said before she will be sore and take upto two weeks recovery but in the end it's worth it and a better life for you and your daughter I wish I could talk to you by phone and give you that better confidence I am sure you will do what's best. Please please let me know what you decide as it would be great to find out how you and your daughter gets on all the very best of luck

    Hi, Just wanted to say I have a 9 year old with learning difficulties and we've tried everything. We tried the patches but she got a skin reaction to it do we stopped. We also did the op to turn her saliva ducts round (transposition of sub-mandibular ducts). It seemed to work for a while but soon the dribbling came back so I think it was a bit of a waste of time. The doc did say in the end that it's a "learned behaviour" so we now have to teach her how to swallow, wipe her mouth and close her mouth all of which she finds difficult (..having learning difficulties!) but of course we won't give up. It's just a bit like 1 step forward 5 steps back!! Just before summer she had 10 baby teeth taken out (..ouch!) & now that they are coming through again you can imagine what the drooling is like!! I'm no GP or speech therapist but I sure have seen a few over the years & the best advice I got from them was about teaching your child how to close and wipe their mouth and remind them to swallow. Also they need to breathe through their nose not their mouth like my daughter who is a habitual mouth breather as she seems to get lots of colds!! Good luck & I hope you found this useful.

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