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why are some babies born with mouth open

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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

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Feeding babies: It is common for babies to get stubborn and not ant to eat what they previously dis. You can not force them as this will just make it worse. Sometim ... Read More
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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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayyara Dawood
30 years experience Pediatrics
Needs evaluation.: It would be wise to get this evaluated especially if he is noisy when he sleeps. a visit to an ENT specialist may be advised
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: I would have you see the pediatrician and bring it to his/her attention. This may need further evaluation
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniela Torres
Specializes in Medicina General
See below : Hi, I recommend you take your baby with his/her pediatrician and consult this with him/her.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Mouth breather?: It is not that uncommon for someone to sleep with their mouth open, but if there is some type of breathing disorder, then it should be checked. Is yo ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
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Ball and socket: Your jaw joint has a fluid within the capsule to lubricate the cartilage disc that separates your lower jaw from your skull bone(temporal). When your ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denis Winder
58 years experience Plastic Surgery
Information: Most of the time it relates to the anatomy of the nose , mouth and throat. Anatomical obstruction of air flow through the nose can cause it as well as ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Exercise: Both of these are not in any way abnormal, uncommon, and thus not sure why you would ask this question. If it was a problem probably a billion people ... Read More
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