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Why do children foam at the mouth when sleeping?

Why do children foam at the mouth when sleeping?

Slower...: ...To swallow saliva during sleep, and bubbles of saliva form and pop on the lips - wouldn't call it "foaming, " though. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Should I worry about contracting rabies, after a cat got playful and scratched me? It wasn't foaming at the mouth or acting strange. Looked healthy.

Should I worry about contracting rabies, after a cat got playful and scratched me? It wasn't foaming at the mouth or acting strange. Looked healthy.

Highly unlikely!: Once you've seen a rabid animal, you will know that there is nothing "playful" about them. It is true that in cats rabies can develop slowly, but even early on cats get more aggressive, or shy or restless & disinterested in play. HOWEVER, rabies can only be transmitted by a BITE rather than a scratch, since the virus is found in saliva. In addition, all pets MUST be vaccinated against rabies. I ...Read more

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While my friends sleeps he foams at the mouth and freezes. Could this be nocturnal epilepsy?

While my friends sleeps he foams at the mouth and freezes. Could this be nocturnal epilepsy?

Does not sound norma: That is certainly a possiblity and there are other "parasomnias" that can cause this behavior. This is easily clarified with a sleep study which a primary care doctor can arrange. During a sleep study brain waves and patterns are measured and epileptic behavior would likely be detected. It would also be noteworthy to keep a log before any appointment as to how he feels after sleeping like that. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what foaming in the mouth have to do with a heart attack?

Can you tell me what foaming in the mouth have to do with a heart attack?

Heart failure...: Sometimes, people with a heart attack will develop heart failure, where the heart is unable to pump the blood to the body and lungs. When this occurs, fluid leaks out of the blood vessels. When this occurs in the lungs, the excess fluid can get coughed up and result in "foaming of the mouth." acutely, diuretics can be given to get rid of the excess fluid. ...Read more

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Can you foam at the mouth and and have blood in it with pseudo seizure in your sleep?

Can you foam at the mouth and and have blood in it with pseudo seizure in your sleep?

Not a pseudoseizure: Generally, pseudoseisures do not usually occur during sleep. A seizure can cause foaming and blood in the mouth due to biting of the tongue or cheeks. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter has irregular breathing and foaming at the mouth, what are the causes of this?

My 3 year old daughter has irregular breathing and foaming at the mouth, what are the causes of this?

Seek Immediate Help: These symptoms can be early signs of an allergic reaction or from aspiration/choking on a small object that is stuck in the airway. Another cause would be croup. Please seek help immediately to rule out the worst. ...Read more

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I have obstructive sleep apnea after gaining weight from steroids. Lately I drool a lot and sometimes foam at the mouth. Why?

I have obstructive sleep apnea after gaining weight from steroids. Lately I drool a lot and sometimes foam at the mouth. Why?

See a specialist: Treating obstructive sleep apnea is a life and death decision! Sleep and oxygen deprivation can trigger severe health problems and decrease quality of life due to Obstructive Sleep Apnea. See a sleep specialist for PSG study and proper treatment. Do not procrastinate. ...Read more

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Our four year ok son foams from his mouth when sleeping? Is this normal He has had his tonsils and adenoids out in September last year?

Our four year ok son foams from his mouth when sleeping? Is this normal He has had his tonsils and adenoids out in September last year?

I would not worry: Children can Salivate and that TripEurope home in the mouth as long as the child is healthy and has no complaints when he wakes up I would not worry about it if he chokes because of the saliva and we should be evaluated sooner than later ...Read more

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I just used carifree ctx4 treatment rinse and now I'm foaming at the mouth and nauseated. Is this normal? Mixed rinse a - basically sodium benzoate and xylitol; with b - sodium hydroxide and bleach.

I just used carifree ctx4 treatment rinse and now I'm foaming at the mouth and nauseated. Is this normal? Mixed rinse a - basically sodium benzoate and xylitol; with b - sodium hydroxide and bleach.

CariFree ct x 4: I am referring your question to some dental colleagues. I don't mean to be insulting but did you rinse for 1 minute & then spit out?
Unfortunately, the company doesn't seem to provide full lists of potential side effects on the sites I checked. 1 site indicated: "changes in taste sensation, burning sensation, " I also tried looking this up on medication interaction checkers (ativan, bupropion &. ...Read more

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Monday I got so anger that I was foaming out of the mouth. What does this mean?

Monday I got so anger that I was foaming out of the mouth. What does this mean?

Managing anger is: Not your talent, it seems, so the first step might me to look at what causes your anger, and what you think in relation. Anger management is largely cognitive, but there are inciters, like ADHD, depression, anxiety, medication side effects and other illnesses. See a doctor for the latter. Here's a reference for the cognitive:

http://www. Psychologyproductsandservices. Com/page17.html. ...Read more

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Why is my 21 mo old son foaming at mouth, coughing, and congested?

See your physician: It is common for 21 month old children to get viral upper respiratory illnesses which cause coughing and congestion. But no child during this process should be "foaming" at the mouth. That may indicate possible oropharyngeal swelling (throat) and difficulty swallowing. Please see your pediatrician immediately. ...Read more

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Y does my 3 year old daughter foam out mouth when sleeping?

Y does my 3 year old daughter foam out mouth when sleeping?

Foam vs drool????: Most individiuals continue to produce saliva even while sleeping which keeps the mouth moist and is usually swallowed except if mouth breathing or if facial musculature is very relaxed while sleeping. Depending on the viscosity of the saliva, it could appear to be foamy. ...Read more

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Niece found on floor unconscious&foaming at mouth. She was glassy-eyed&kept passing out afterwards.911 called. Prognosis? Scared. My uncle died of seizure

Niece found on floor unconscious&foaming at mouth. She was glassy-eyed&kept passing out afterwards.911 called. Prognosis? Scared. My uncle died of seizure

Do not be scared: I can understand your fear in seeing your niece in this state, especially given the family history of death in your uncle.
It is important to know the cause of the seizures, hence get your niece diagnosed and treated.
Seizures are usually scary to watch, but are eminently treatable. With the right care and treatment, your niece will very likely do well and have the seizures controlled. ...Read more

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Can a blow to the back of the neck followed by loss of consciousness, foaming at mouth, and eyes rolling into head cause brain damage?

Can a blow to the back of the neck followed by loss of consciousness, foaming at mouth, and eyes rolling into head cause brain damage?

Yes.: Sounds like you might have had a seizure. Please tell me that you went to the emergency department to be evaluated. You should be. You need a neurological exam and likely an MRI of both your neck (to rule out ligament injury) and brain. ...Read more

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Took tramadol; severe vomiting; extreme sleepiness for hours; swollen eyes; awoke with foam in mouth?

Took tramadol; severe vomiting; extreme sleepiness for hours; swollen eyes; awoke with foam in mouth?

Tramadol effects: Yes, these symptoms sound like you have developed a significant adverse reaction from tramadol. The most problematic are seizures which based on your description is a possibility. Please discontinue the medication immediately and get seen for evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more