Excessive Mouth Watering And Nausea Or Vomiting

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

Venomous snake or scorpion bites and rabies can cause excessive mouth watering, or hypersalivation. But excessive mouth watering is most commonly associated with nausea and vomiting, either from food poisoning or viral gastroenteritis. Babies and young children often produce excess saliva when teething. An infection of the mouth, tongue, or epiglottis (at the base of the tongue) can cause excessive salivation and drooling. This can be a medical emergency and should prompt a visit to the ER.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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