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Doctor insights on: Why Would Someone Foam At Mouth When Dying

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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

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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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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I have an awkward taste in my mouth like metal I keep seeing object and people who have passed and I fell like I'm dying I get happy mad sad in short.

I have an awkward taste in my mouth like metal I keep seeing object and people who have passed and I fell like I'm dying I get happy mad sad in short.

Prompt medical eval.: Dear woodchuck. This is serious. It sounds like you are having gustatory (taste) hallucination as well as visual hallucinations. Your moods are fluctuating significantly as well. If you are a minor please let your parents know so that you can get prompt medical attention. Please call your doctor in the morning so that this gets evaluated quickly. Take care. ...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...: 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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I am now dying with it there's one in my mouth and 1 on my tongue the on the mouth is more painful. Can I put ice on it and try freeze it?

I am now dying with it there's one in my mouth and 1 on my tongue the on the mouth is more painful. Can I put ice on it and try freeze it?

With what?: Whatever it is, ice may often some temporary relief. See you dentist tomorrow for a diagnosis and pain relief. In the meantime, you are better off getting something in your local drug store. Describe and\or show it to the pharmacist and have him\her suggest some otc remedies until you see a dentist. ...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 have blood in it with pseudo seizure in your sleep?

Can you foam at the mouth 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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Please give me some ideas why my father would have very white foam come out of his mouth while sleeping. He is 72 and takes pain meds?

URI, PNDS, Reflux: Does he have nasal stuffiness or upper respiratory symptoms (uri)? Does he snore or has he been snoring lately? If yes he may be having a post nasal drip (pnds)some of which may cause frothing around the mouth. He may also have reflux from his stomach because of multiple causes including increased acidity and secretion because of using pain medications. Treatment will be based on most likely cause. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to leave a dead/root canaled tooth in your mouth for life? If any other dying tissue is removed from body? Why not dead teeth?

Is it healthy to leave a dead/root canaled tooth in your mouth for life? If any other dying tissue is removed from body? Why not dead teeth?

Tooth not dead.: The tooth is not dead after a root canal. The nerve and pulp tissue within the tooth has been removed after a root canal. The hollow spaced that remains has been sealed from the rest of the body. You can still tell when you have something between your teeth because the supporting tissues of the tooth remain between the tooth and the bone. ...Read more