What are the physical consequences of drooling saliva?

What are the physical consequences of drooling saliva?

Drooling can lead to functional and clinical consequences for patients, families, and caregivers. Physical and psychosocial complication includes maceration of skin around the mouth, secondary bacterial infection, bad odour, dehydration and social stigmatisation.

What does it mean when you drool out of your mouth?

Drooling (also known as driveling, ptyalism, sialorrhea, or slobbering) is when saliva flows outside the mouth, defined as “saliva beyond the margin of the lip”.

How are anticholinergic drugs used to treat drooling?

Systematic review of anticholinergic drugs, show Benztropine, Glycopyrrolate, and Benzhexol Hydrochloride, as being effective in the treatment of drooling. But these drugs have adverse side-effects and none of the drugs been identified as superior. Hyoscine- The effect of oral anticholinergic drugs has been limited in the treatment of drooling.

What’s the best way to treat excessive drooling?

The person/ carer should understand the goal of treating drooling is a reduction in excessive salivary flow, while maintaining a moist and healthy oral cavity. Avoidance of xerostomia (dry mouth) is important. Non invasive modalities e.g. oral motor therapy, pharmacological therapy

What happens when you breathe in silica dust?

When people breathe silica dust, they inhale tiny particles of the mineral silica. Over time, the silica dust particles can cause lung inflammation that leads to the formation of lung nodules and scarring in the lungs called pulmonary fibrosis.

What happens when you put silica gel away?

It fits tight enough to keep most moisture out and does not crack – but be careful that it is HOT and handling it with bare hands can result in scalds/burns. If you wait for the silica gel to cool before putting it away, this allows it to partially re-hydrate and lose some drying efficiency.

Why does my silica gel have a light odor?

One indicator of overheated silica gel is the presence of black or blue-black silica beads. • You may notice a light odor when drying the silica gel. The manufacturer states that this is due to organic volatile compounds which are absorbed into the silica gel during the drying process.

When do you start to notice symptoms of silicosis?

There are three types: Acute: Symptoms happen a few weeks up to 2 years after exposure to a large amount of silica. Chronic: Problems may not show up until decades after you’re exposed to low or moderate amounts of silica. Accelerated : You’ll notice signs about 5 to 10 years after heavy exposure to silica.