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Why am I drooling so much with my parkinsons?

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Dr. Kavitha Gudur
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Swallowing problem

Parkinson's has movement ( motor)and nonmotor symptoms.
Drooling is thought to be from a failure in swallowing or infrequent swallowing than from too much saliva.

In brief: Swallowing problem

Parkinson's has movement ( motor)and nonmotor symptoms.
Drooling is thought to be from a failure in swallowing or infrequent swallowing than from too much saliva.
Dr. Kavitha Gudur
Dr. Kavitha Gudur
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Dr. Eric Farbman
I agree with this answer. The treatments can include something simple like chewing gum or hard candy, which, although they cause more saliva production, will force you to swallow. Sometimes forms of botulinum toxin are used for this problem as well.
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