The flow of saliva outside the mouth.


For teething children, try ice pops or cold objects to soothe sore gums. Limiting sugary foods may help reduce saliva production.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Child has fever, trouble breathing, or holds his or her head in strange position
  • Problems speaking
  • Muscle weakness or numbness in mouth or body

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Unexplained drooling
  • Gagging or choking
  • Occurs after starting new medication

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