There are several possible approaches to the management of xerostomia6
Patients are usually also encouraged to adopt helpful strategies such as to take frequent sips of water throughout the day, to suck on ice cubes and use sugar-free chewing gum3,5
3 http ://www.medicinenet.com/dry_mouth/article.htm Downloaded 28/01/2015
5 http ://ww w.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Livingwithandaftercancer/Symptomssideeffects/Mouthcare/radiotherapy.aspx6 Dirix P, Nuyts S et al, Radiation-induced Xerostomia in patients with Head and Neck Cancer. Cancer 2006; 107(11) 2525-34
6 Davies AN, Shorthose K. Parasympathomimetic drugs for the treatment of salivary gland dysfunction due to radiotherapy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD003782.
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