Care recipient (cr) has a dry or sore mouth

Try: Suggest that cr drink plenty of liquids suck on ice chips suck on popsicles made of milk or non-acid juices dunk or soak foods in liquids use extra gravies sauces salad dressing rinse mouth frequently suck hard candies or chew gum eat sweet or tart foods if no sores in mouth use an artificial saliva product

Materials: Hard candy chewing gum artificial saliva ice cubes pop sickles straws or a cup with a straw

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

Information: n/a

References: caregiver’s handbook by the caregiver education and support services seniors counseling and training case management services of the san diego county mental health services no date available at www acsu buffalo edu

Keywords: Dry mouth sore mouth saliva dental teeth gums

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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