Does anyone have any suggestions for alleviating the drooling associated with Parkinsons? My father has tried chewing gum for this, and even had botox shots in his salivary glands, and this didn't work. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
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• Frequent sips of water or sucking on ice chips during the day can help you swallow more often.
• Always keep your head up, with your chin parallel to the floor, and your lips closed when you are not talking or eating.
• Reduce your sugar intake, as it tends to make more saliva in the mouth.
• You might also consider having Myobloc (Botulinum toxin B) injections into the parotid gland—the biggest saliva-producing gland. The parotid gland is right near your ear and the injections last 3-4 months.
• Anticholinergic medications can be used to help control drooling. However, because of the side effects the preferred method is the Myobloc injection.
A lot of older people have very thin skin, there can be allergic reactions too. Also infections.
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I wouldn't give it to a parent. An antihistamine could help, along with fluids.
Keep it by their bed at night too. Also, crushed ice partially melted tastes really good.
Don't try anything that can cause chocking. Fluids are enough.