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Foaming at the mouth while dying. Causes for this?

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Why does a person foam at the mouth when dieing?
Posted Fri, 20 Apr 2012 in Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 4 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
The foaming at the mouth occurs when the person struggles to breathe. The violent gasping for breath mixes secretions of the respiratory tract and air enough to cause froth that builds up in the lungs and trachea, eventually leaking out of the mouth.
The foaming from mouth is commonly associated with respiratory problems while dying.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.

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