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Botox For Drooling Side Effects (FAQ)

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10 In one study, 100 units of Botox® was injected into bilateral parotid and submandibular glands to reduce drooling in children with neurologic disorders and the effect lasted for 6 months. But, side effects were reported such as difficulties in swallowing and speech, pulmonary infection, and seizure.

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1Is Botox Good For Drooling?

Botox injections (Botulinum toxin type A) for salivary glands can reduce the activity of the salivary glands and decrease the amount of saliva produced. Botulinum toxin type A can be injected into the submandibular gland (below the floor of the mouth) and the parotid gland (behind the jaw).

2How Long Does It Take For Botox To Work For Drooling??

The injections should reduce drooling within two to three weeks. The effects may last up to six months. Your doctor can repeat the procedure as needed.

3What Are Serious Side Effects Of Botox?

Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site. Headache or flu-like symptoms.
Muscle weakness.
Vision problems.
Trouble speaking or swallowing.
Breathing problems.
Loss of bladder control.

4Can Botox Affect Salivary Glands?

Any exacerbation of swallowing difficulties could have the potential to cause aspiration pneumonia. Dysphagia may result from inaccurate injection of the Botox into the salivary glands signifying the importance of localizing the correct site before the drug is administered.

5Does Botox Stop Drooling?

Botox® injections to the salivary glands may reduce excessive drooling. Drooling can result from excessive saliva production. It can also result from neurological conditions like cerebral palsy. Such conditions can weaken the ability to swallow and clear saliva from the mouth.

6Does Botox Make You Drool?

“Yes,” she continued, “drooling is a natural side effect as the Botox paralyzes your facial muscles.

7How Long Does It Take For Botox To Spread?

Results. Botox injections usually begin working one to three days after treatment. Depending on the problem being treated, the effect may last three months or longer.