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Saliva Chewing Clothes
Is it normal for someone who is autistic to have behaviours like drawing with saliva and chewing clothes?
Typical, not normal: Chewing clothes can be anxiety-driven, a compulsion, a tic or sensory-seeking behavior.Ot's & slt's often suggest a safe " chewy" necklace. Drawing with saliva should be extinguished by applied behavioral analysis techniques or other behavioral interventions. A functional behavioral assessment defines the antecedents & consequences of behaviors for effective extinction. A bcba provides therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My son is eight years old and autistic. He has a behaviours of drawing with saliva and chewing clothes. Is this normal?
My 1yo son smells bad when his saliva has dried up on his face and clothes. Is this normal in so young a child?
Mgt: Many infants will drool at this age, and if he is otherwise well it is most likely normal. I would advise carrying a wash cloth to wipe away the drool. ...Read more
My bf had shingles blisters on belly &back of him. we hugged and kissed, on clothes. didn't touch blisters. can saliva cause chicken pox from saliva?
No, but: The eruption of shingles places infectious particles in the weeping wounds involved. Direct contact with these particles can pass the virus. If you had enough contact with these particles they could infect someone if they reached your mouth,nose,eyes. Anyone that had chickenpox in the past would not get it again. It is not in the saliva of shingles patients, as it would be if he had chickenpox. ...Read more
My son bit into a stacker 3 caffeine pill. He broke it but spit it out immediately. I wiped his mouth with a wash cloth. Can it absorb thru saliva?
Not likely: If you washed his mouth out fairly quickly then i would worry. You sound like you did the right thing and so did he. The main thing here is that he got into your meds. You need to put them outta sight or way up high. Out of sight is your best bet. Kids are curious and get into things that you wouldn't believe. Cute little buggers...Aren't they. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you get a DNA mouth swab and one swab hit your clothes is the swab ok or should it be dne over?
I would like to know if herpes pas thru clothes myfriend touch his mouth then touched diff part of my body but I was wearing a shirt He had acoldsore?
Herpes: No. Skin to skin or infected fluid to skin directly. It does not pass through clothes. But, let me point out that 75% of Americans have Herpes Type One. Most got this as a child from other family members. It is much more likely that you already have it than not. 90% of those infected do not get recurrent sores. Having a sore is not in any way correlated to contagiousness. ...Read more
A kid put a piece of cloth that cleans dry eraser markers in my mouth. Should I be worried of consuming some dry-erase marker chemicals?
Spit out right away: As long as you spit the cloth out right away, there should not be a problem. If the markers are labeled as non- toxic there is no need to worry. ...Read more
After I put Nair on my uppper lip, which was close close to my mouth,and a tiny bit was on my upper lip and wiped it off with a wash cloth,my lips we?
Do not worry: What you described is not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
What kind of medicine best for dust allergies? Now a days am going out by covered my nose and mouth with cotton cloth and feeling better. Please sugg.
I got my wisdom teeth out on thursday can i smoke if i use gause ive been rinising with salt water and leaving tea bags in my mouth to help cloth ?
Vaginal fluid containg hiv spreaded cloth say for about 2minutes wiped on tip/mouth of penis.in this case hiv infection occurs?
When I chew food it isn’t fully chewed and my
Mouth brings it down so then I bring it back and chew it more and there’s lots of saliva ?
This sounds more: like a psychological problem than a medical problem. Ask your primary health care provider for a referral to a counselor who could help you with this issue. ...Read more
Was told that there was a kind of special gum you could chew that increases saliva output. Is that true?
First of all, how: Old is your daughter?Does she eat other things aside from clothes and toys? If still a baby, i would agree with dr. Ferguson. If she is older, i would suggest taking her to her pediatrician to get checked out for anemia, lead poisoning and other conditions that would give her this craving for things other than food called pica. Try to distract her and offer an alternative to chew on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Mother is an AD patient. Recently, she has started chewing the clothes she is wearing or bed spreads where she is laid in. we are worried ?
Alzeimer Dementia: Unfortunately people with dementia lose their cognitive function, it may progress, no cure is available, some mood altering medicine might help with behavioral changes that also comes with its own price and side effects. that could be tried if the benefit outweighs the side effects. Supportive care is required a lot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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