Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Sialorrhea Evaluation

Evaluation of excess salivation is based on a history and complete examination.

The diagnosis of excess salivation can often be made during physical exam. Tests are seldom necessary to diagnose the cause of excess salivation.

A consultation with an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist is important to evaluate persistent excess salivation.

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Last Updated: Aug 27, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Sialorrhea References
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