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I have Parkinson’s disease and one the ailments is excessive

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I have Parkinson’s disease and one the ailments is excessive saliva which causes dribbling. It’s not only a nuisance it’s also embarrassing.
JA: The Doctor can help. To begin, how long have you had Parkinson's? Have you used any medication for it?
Customer: Sorry. With having slight tremor I didn’t finish m y question. Is there any medication to help sopping this dribbling ?
JA: The doctor will be able to answer that. Have you seen a doctor about the tremor?
Customer: i haven’t seen my Neurologist in a year ,but it’s dribbling I want sorting . The Madopar will take care of tremor
JA: Thank you so much for your answers. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history the Doctor should know?
Customer: no

Hello, my name is***** thank you for your question. I am a qualified MD with 18 years’ experience. ​

Dribbling of saliva is a common and unwelcome manifestation of Parkinson's, but it can be managed well.

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How long have you been diagnosed with Parkison's?

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Customer: replied 10 days ago.
DOB 04-12-1940 been diagnosed 4years

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Dribbling of saliva is a common problem in Parkinson's disease.

There are a number of steps that you can take for this.

The first thing is to ask for a referral to a speech therapist, they can determine whether you have a swallowing problem.

There are also a number of medicines that your doctor can prescribe for you:

Anti cholinergic drugs - this can reduce the saliva produced by your salivary glands.

Scopalamine patch - this also works by reducing saliva production

Eye atropine drops - this can be used sublingually to decrease saliva production

Botulinum toxin - botox injections can also be used for this.

Discuss allt his with your doctor, your doctor can solve your problem with these steps.

Meanwhile some steps that you can start on your own from now are:

Such at hard candy - this will promote swallowing and keep your throat moist.

Wear a sweat band on your wrist - you can use this to wipe off saliva discreetly.

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Thank you and I wish you the best of health - stay safe!
Dr. P. Jyoti

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I’ve put card details into system It’s a new card debit Visa

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Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Thank you doc I’m very satisfied

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Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Look doc your system will not except my Visa card It would help if you had a Palpal Account

Ok I will refer your question to customer service

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
What’s the point I’m talking to a robot

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