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    Hi.Anyone got any tips for my problem.I take pineapple juice and suck on a piece of pineapple before bed in the last week as recommended by neurologist to combat dry mouth.The problem is if I wake in the night or early hours my mouth and throat are so dry.I drink a little water on waking and it doesn't stop the dryness.It doesnโ€™t keep me awake just unpleasant.Advise welcome.Best wishes.Mary

    #2
    I think Ellie mentioned Biotene Dry Mouth Gel, but I'm sure she'll be along soon to clarify.
    Each day is made easier with a bit of humour.

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      #3
      Have you tried artificial saliva? Get Glandosane synthetic saliva. I use the neutral flavour but it does come in other flavours. It changed my life ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒx
      Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜xx

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        #4
        Hi Mary,

        There are several gels and sprays available, depending on how dry your mouth is, and for how long. I found the gel that Gary mentioned, suited me. There are also Xylimelts, which work throughout the night, which suits people with prolonged dryness.

        Hope you find a good solution - it's often a matter of trial and error, unfortunately...

        Love Ellie.
        โ€‹Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
        Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

        โ€‹

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          #5
          Hi Mary,
          Like you I have real problems with dry mouth at night and I use the gel and artificial saliva spray but Iโ€™ve recently found something else that really helps , oral mouth sponges. Little sponges on sticks. I just dip them in water or pineapple juice when I wake up with the problem and dab round my mouth . The reach into all areas of the mouth and really help. Love Lizzie x

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            #6
            Thanks to you all for the advise..I will try a few of the ideas and see how it goes.Its great to see the way people on this site really want to offer advise and support.A big Thankyou.Best wishes Mary

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