A 32-year-old male asked about a female:

My almost 4 year old daughter has froathy looking drool at mouth while sleeping. shes breathing heavily through her nose and out her mouth. is this normal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
A virtual consult with Healthtap is available. The crowding of the back of the mouth may be related to these symptoms. Does she snore? With growth the space often enlarges and the symptoms are relieved. Her temperature should be monitored and a throat infection considered. Nasal saline often is effective in reducing nasal congestion, post nasal drip. Discuss the need for further evaluation.
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