Excess saliva


My husband is suffering with excess saliva. Other than sucking on sweets and drinking water does anyone have any advice please. I’ve heard there is a spray available which can help?


I’d be interested.
I’m like a bloody Labrador at times.


My husband is too. Some days it dreadful and so embarrassing for him when we are out. If I find anything out I will post straightaway


My Dad was given an Atropine patch for drooling - it took a week before the side affects vanished - he couldn’t stand, or talk and was totally confused. Never again!


Hi @Chocqueen11,

I see you’ve already received some comments from some of our lovely members, however, I thought I’d quickly chime in here too. You may not be aware but we have a ‘Eating, swallowing and saliva control’ section on the Parkinson’s UK website which has a lot of useful information on ways to manage saliva which you can find here, https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/eating-swallowing-and-saliva-control.

I hope you find this useful.

Best wishes,


Dry mouth and Excess saliva.
Symptom or Side effect
Only with Parkinson’s !!!:thinking:


Hi Chocqueen11 This is one of the many symptoms I get a lot and actually drooled while stood at a buffet a few months ago. Oh how much I clicked my shoes together that night saying “There’s no place like home”.

Anyway I spoke to my PD nurse about this and she told me to chew sugar free gum as it helps to swallow more often reducing the build up of saliva. more swallowing will also helps build up the throat muscles. This may also help with the bad coughing fits, chest infections and breathing due to bits of food getting stuck down wrong hole when eating.

I am seeing a Speech & Swallowing Specialist on Tuesday due to Asphyxia concerns so will post here any tips or exercises I’m given.



My voice has gone very quiet and I feel like I am losing peoples attention because of this.
I have never been a shouter but people listened when I spoke.