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What is the effect of newborn baby if he sleep with mouth open?

What is the effect of newborn baby if he sleep with mouth open?

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 sure the infant's nose is patent (unobstructed). Sometimes Normal Saline or ayers nose drops/spray may help. ...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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Is it bad that my newborn sleeps with his mouth open?

Is it bad that my newborn sleeps with his mouth open?

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 concerned, take a video and show it to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it normal that a baby of one month to sleep with mouth open?

Is it normal that a baby of one month to sleep with mouth open?

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. ...Read more

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How can you stop sleeping with mouth open?

How can you stop sleeping with mouth open?

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 and things like antihistamines or breath right strips don't work you may need the help of an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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Is sleeping with mouth open caused by old age?

Is sleeping with mouth open caused by old age?

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 help you do so. Probably an ENT physician would be the best person to see.. ...Read more

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Could I have an enlarged moveable lyphm node in my neck from sleeping with mouth open. Like I said yesterday had it 5-7 years.between ear and throat.

Could I have an enlarged moveable lyphm node in my neck from sleeping with mouth open.  Like I said yesterday had it 5-7 years.between ear and throat.

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. ...Read more

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How to stop sleeping with my mouth open?

How to stop sleeping with my mouth open?

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 snore there are devices made by dentist that can help. Sleeping with an open mouth will dry your mouth making you much more susceptible to decay and periodontal disease. Bacteria love a dry mouth. ...Read more

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Like to go camping but are there any dangers sleeping with my mouth open?

Like to go camping but are there any dangers sleeping with my mouth open?

INSECT SWALLOWING : And disturbing wildlife and other humans with your snoring should be your main concerns. Have you given a thought as to getting seen by a doctor to see why this is happening? ...Read more

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Very dry mouth last two days keeping me awake, I sleep with mouth open always have, had sleep test before all went well I clench my jaw that's it.

Very dry mouth last two days keeping me awake, I sleep with mouth open always have, had sleep test before all went well I clench my jaw that's it.

That's enough: If you sleep with your mouth open , if the room is low humidity. You are a set up for dry mouth. Make sure you are hydrated and that you have a good humidifier. If all else fails see a good ENT ...Read more

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