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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
48 years experience Neonatology
Obstructed nose: Infants are nose breathers but breath through their mouth when the nose is plugged (mucous). The mouth may get dry doing this. But one should make sur ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
OK: When you sleep, especially on your back, lower jaw drops downward and backward and mouth opens. If breathing is regular, should not be a problem. If ... Read More
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Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes quite normal: Do not worry about it. However if the baby is mouth breathing, constantly, you may want to have the baby looked at.
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Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Pretty common. Not to worry unless you notice any trouble breathing or always has mouth open to breathe. Then child needs evaluation. Hope this was he ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
It's okay: The dangers of tobacco smoke to children begin when the smoke is sufficiently irritating to the lungs to provoke asthma, infection and so forth. I hat ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
Related to breathing: It could be that if you have trouble breathing through your nose you will breath through your mouth. If you have trouble breathing through your nose ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: It is more likely related to an inability to breath through the nose. Breathing through your nose is healthier and i would suggest seeing someone to h ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The tiny nasal passages at that age are often inadequate for baseline air exchange, especially if compromised by irritants. This is a natural & no ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Lymph node: Certainly get this lymph node examined and biopsied. The fact that it has not changed in 7 years is encouraging; however, not diagnostic.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Cuevas
35 years experience Prosthodontics
Have it checked out: Most people sleep with their mouth open for a reason. You may have airway obstruction or sleep apnea. Try nasal strips to see if it helps. If you s ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanessa Neal
17 years experience Pediatrics
Spitting Mucus: Hello! Newborns may spit up mucus leftover from amniotic fluid up to 72 hrs after birth but tends to resolve sooner. If the saliva seems excessive, a ... Read More

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