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Cause of excessive drooling in child

MY 2 year old drools excessively and has constantly since birth. It is definately not within the range of normal with him always having a trail from his chin . We have to tie large cloths round his neck and he getsd through about 6 of those in a day. He is a mouth breather but otherwise fit and healthy. I know it is hardly life threatening but we would really like to get to the bottom of it. So far I have seen a speach therapist who is happy with his oral development and he was refered for a sleep apnea test which he apparently passed despite never getting into a deep sleep and the alarm going off once. Any thoughts?
Asked On : Fri, 13 Apr 2012
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As long as overall development of child is normal like running,playing,walking ,this excessive drooling can be taken as normal.
Many children drool excessively during teething and this drool stops once teething stops.
On the other hand excess saliva has many advantages like it keeps teeth clean,helps in protection of oesophagus and intestine and also helps in breaking down of carbohydrates.
Consult a pediatrician and if he is satisfied with the overall growth of the child,you can relax and wait till teething process is over.
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