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My Husband Does Not Stand Up Straight So His Saliva Will Slip From His Mouth. He Prefers To Wipe Away Rather Than Swallow. Any Suggestions?

My Husband Does Not Stand Up Straight So His Saliva Will Slip From His Mouth. He Prefers To Wipe Away Rather Than Swallow. Any Suggestions?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Ask your doctor to prescribe Gylcopyrrolate 1mg tab twice a day and the drooling symptom should be eliminated.

posted 8 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

They had Botox injections because I do drool. Battling Parkinson's now for 13 years diagnosed 50 ears of age. My speech went down

posted 8 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My husband also has a drooling problem. He is doing speech therapy that includes facial exercises to improve facial muscles & lip/mouth muscles. He also uses a straw to help with mouth muscles. Still drools when head droops but is better.
-Kim

posted 8 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Sucking on mints works for me.

If you are having problems with drooling, you might consider an appointment with a speech-language pathologist. These professionals can perform a swallow test to diagnose any difficulties and can also give you some strategies to help with drooling.

One trick is to suck on hard candy or chew gum, preferably sugarless. Candy and gum activate the jaw and the automatic swallowing reflex and can help clear saliva, providing temporary relief from drooling.

Another tactic is to wear a sweatband on your wrist. This can be used to discretely wipe the mouth as necessary and is a relatively inconspicuous accessory.

If these lifestyle strategies are not effective, adjusting anti-PD medications may make it easier to swallow. There are also some other prescription medication options:

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posted 8 months ago
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