Letters: Dealing with Drooling

Neurology Now
April/May 2011
Volume 7(2)
p 5
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Amy Paturel's article on drooling (February/March 2011) was comprehensive and generally accurate. I only wanted to make a small correction to Dr. Robert Miller's statement, “If you tuck in your chin when you're swallowing, for example, you'll open up the airway, making it easier for fluid and food to go down.” Tucking the chin when swallowing actually helps to close off the airway, protecting it from whatever is swallowed.

M. C. Estlack

Speech-Language Pathologist, Findlay, OH

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