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Why Do Babies Stick Their Tongue Out While Sleeping
Probably nothing: Babies usually breathe through the nose except for when crying, but if her nose is clogged up, she will breathe through her mouth. Make sure the nasal passages are clear of mucous by using the salt water nose drops and a bulb syringe. If you baby is comfortable and doesn't sound congested, no treatment is needed. ...Read more
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
Nasal congestion: His adenoids are enlarged and he may have nasal discharge. You might be surprised to know that this does respond to appropriate diet. The usual and customary approach is adenoidectomy. Try stopping all the"junk" and milk. Milk was designed for cows and it is a common source of problems in kids. ...Read more
See sleep specialist:
You are biting your tongue while sleeping because you might be having sleep disorders. You might also be experiencing nocturnal seizures, rhythmic movement disorder of sleep and bruxism (clenching).
Rec.: seek medical attention with orofacial pain or sleep specialist. ...Read more
You Said It Yourself: You said it yourself...."accidentally." who knows why any accident occurs. However, if your tongue biting is a regular occurrence (not accidental, but habitual), then you should see your dentist. This is an indication of a night-time habit which dentists call "parafunction." you can usually get help for this kind of situation quite easily. So, pay attention, and see if it happens again. ...Read more
Tongue: Many possibilities. Your jaw joints may not be in the right place (dislocated), or your body is trying to get more airway space during sleep, or you may have some psychological issues leading to a certain habit, or neurological disorder--purely from medical issues or drug use--legal or not. I would see a dentist/surgeon who is trained to run a diagnostic work-up, ; see an md to get referrals. ...Read more
I bite my tongue during sleep it is so painful I can't even let go, it takes about 30min to ease off the grip, pain never wakes me though. Phycological?
It's hard to blame: A psychological problem during sleep unless you are very tense & anxious most of the time. You should see a dental or ENT professional. Tooth grinding, spasm of the tempo-mandibular joint muscles or other disorders may be causing this. The treatment may be out there & I encourage you to seek it. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Ask your dentist: If a bite guard might help you. ...Read more
I am going to be getting a sharp pain on my tongue while sleeping. Mostly in the morning. Please help me out?
Seems like I bit the side of tongue while sleeping. Pretty red little swollen. What to do and avoid to make it heal better?
Perhaps not much: I would advise to be careful and be aware of any worsening symptoms. If there is a small sore/opening of the tongue, you may gargle and spit a diluted hydrogen peroxide solution (1 part hydrogen peroxide, 10 parts water) to east the pain. Good luck and happy healing. ...Read more
Bit tongue while sleeping. Was red and then slowly turned kinda white and now off yellow. Third day since bite. Right near teeth. Any concerns?
Quite common: In most cases, a tongue bite cures within a week or two on its own. The tongue biting during sleep has been reported as a common symptom in association with night bruxism. The custom night guard can be designed and fabricated by your dentist to prevent jaw closings during sleep, therefore preventing tongue injury. ...Read more
I bite my tongue in my sleep. I've tried a mouth guard, but I spit it out during sleep. Any suggestions on prevention?
Mouth guard?: Do you mean a custom made occlusal orthotic, commonly called a night guard, or an over-the-counter drug store item, or a sports mouth guard. Your grinding, clenching, tongue biting may be due to an airway problem or a malocclusion. Please see an Orthodontist to evaluate your occlusion AND your general dentist who may refer you onward. This isn't a DIY project. ...Read more
I have a sore tongue that is bloody on both sides I have my tongue, due to jaw clenching fromnightmares during sleep. This is happened before, but my time has never been this injured. I am wondering what I can do to heal my tongue?
Back to sleep: The back to sleep campaign is designed to make sure you always put your baby to sleep on their back, which significantly decreases the risk of sids. However, by the time your baby can roll over (around 4 months) the risk of crib death is much decreased. Still put your baby to sleep on their back but you don't need to lose sleep worrying if they roll over. ...Read more
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carcinoma, squamous cell of head and neck - bleeding from the mouth
hantavirosis - bleeding from the mouth
idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
post tonsillectomy bleeding
tooth extraction. ...Read more
Grunting: Grunting if true, is a sign of respiratory distress in infants. By grunting, infants are applying brakes to their exhalation so that the lungs do not completely empty their air. Grunting helps to maintain a positive pressure in the lungs and hence keep the lungs inflated. It is usually seen with pneumonia, excessive fluids in the lungs and other conditions when the lungs become stiff. ...Read more
Get checked: Get checked. Typically if there some sort of blockage it will cause a person to become a mouth breather. Rule out respiratory and sinus issues that might be causing the problem ...Read more
My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night. Is it normal? What r the possible reasons
Sweaty infant: Many babies are over bundled due to fear of the child getting cold. This can cause overheating and increase the risk of SIDS. Your infant should wear the same amount of clothes as you. Monitor baby carefully for blue and cold fingers and toes. Don't use too many blankets. Here's a good hand-out: http://www. Nih. Gov/news/health/nov2010/nichd-02.htm (If that doesn't solve it, see your pediatrician). ...Read more
Mouth breather: Usually waking with a dry mouth is caused from breathing through the mouth or sleeping with your mouth open. However, some medications can cause dry mouth, if you don't think you are a mouth breather. Is there a medication you take at night before bed? If so, talk with your pharmacist about whether dry mouth is a side affect. ...Read more
See below: A deviated septum, allergic rhinitis, sleep apnea, among other conditions may cause you to prefer to mouth breathe. It is recommended that you consult an ENT and/or a sleep medicine specialist, so they can properly evaluate you. Based on what the underlying cause is, a treatment plan can be made. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Check nose: Mouth breathing during sleep can sometimes be caused by a blockage or congestion in the nose. Nasal saline solutions to irrigate the nose may help. Nasal sprays may also help. Discuss this with your doctor and or an ENT (ear nose and throat) specialist. PS-If you also snore and feel tired during the day, you might want to consider a sleep study. ...Read more
Often adding humidity to your bedroom can help reduce some dryness if you are a mouth breather when you sleep.
Also, consider biotene products which help add and hold moisture in your mouth.
Drinking enough water during the day is important and reduction of caffeine intake can help too. ...Read more
5th week of preg, 2 days with sore throat & dry cough. Cough is getting worse at night during sleep. Will this harm my babies? Pls help. Tq.
ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Most probably not. It is a short attack of dry coughing episodes which can be viral or allergic in nature. ...Read more
Mouth breathing: Breathing with your mouth open can contribute to the dry mouth. If you have chronic dry mouth or take medications that cause you to have dry mouth see your doctor for evaluation and tests. ...Read more
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