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My 3 year old is sleeping and producing saliva that looks a little like foam I know it's not a seizure what else could it be?

My 3 year old is sleeping and producing saliva that looks a little like foam I know it's not a seizure what else could it be?

Video Record Events: Saliva can appear bubbly or frothy when mixed with air. This might occur in sleepers who tend to drool and are mouth-breathers. It is important to know more details such as duration, sleep disturbances, loud snoring, and more in order to evaluate underlying conditions that may be contributing. Suggest you video record child and review with doctor to identify any abnormalities that could be present ...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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M South Indian.My sisters baby 2 months old has not passed stool for 3 days.what to do?Also saliva often pops out like foam on her lips.gas problem?

M South Indian.My sisters baby 2 months old has not passed stool for 3 days.what to do?Also saliva often pops out like foam on her lips.gas problem?

Infant constipation: Rectal stimulation, such as by taking a rectal temperature, will often stimulate the reflex that enhances the onset of stooling. Infants with a change in bowel habits whoare also vomiting, very irritable, have blood from their rectum, are feeding poorly or have distended (puffed out and hard) bellies should be urgently evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Waking up choking waking up choking and mouth filled with foam

Waking up choking waking up choking and mouth filled with foam

Without : Without more details, it's hard to know exactly what you're referring to, but I have heard this complaint many times from patients who have acid reflux disease. It's more common when you're asleep (your stomach and throat are on the same level). Other risk factors = obesity, smoking/drinking etoh/caffeine, eating foods like tomatoes, onions, citrus, chocolate, mint, spicy foods, carbonated beverages or large meals, and finally, eating within 3 hours of going to bed. Symptoms include heartburn (obviously), throat clearing, cough, hoarseness, and sore throat. ...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?

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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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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My 4yrs old son producing heavy foam like substance from the nose and at times mouth?

My 4yrs old son producing heavy foam like substance from the nose and at times mouth?

Adenoids/tonsils: If child is otherwise normal, most of the time these symptoms are related to enlarged adenoids and tonsils, often associated with snoring. Obviously neurologically challenged children can have problems handling secretions. You should see pediatrician or ENT physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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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Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more