Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
149 Doctors are Online

Child getting foam in mouth while sleeping. Reason?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 1999
Answered : 711 Questions
Why would a child, age 5, have foam in their mouth sometimes while sleeping?
Posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Samik Basu 44 minutes later

Thank you for your query.

Kindly answer these questions.
1.Is it foam or saliva?
2.Does he have good oral hygiene?
3.Does he take some sweet food items before going to sleep?
4.Does he have any other problem other than this?

Children usually have salivation at night. It aggravates if he has associated nose block or he is a mouth breather. It also happens if he has poor oral hygiene. Kindly see that his nose is clean and open at night. Brush his teeth and use a mouth wash before he goes to sleep. If he still foams or has excessive secretion, consult a pediatrician.

If you have any further queries you are free to consult me. Hope this answers your query. Wishing your child a speedy recovery. Have a nice day.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pediatrician

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor