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Child has foaming from mouth, while asleep, difficult breathing, forcing saliva out. Something wrong?

I HAVE SEEN MY 4YEAR OLD SON FOAM AT THE MOUTH WHILE SLEEPING A COUPLE OF TIMES. THIS WEEKEND THE FOAMING WAS A BIT MUCH AND HIS BREATHING DID NOT LOOK NORMAL TO ME. HIS TUMMY WAS VERY NOTICEBLY MOVING AS HE BREATHE AND HIS MOUTH WAS MOVING LIKE HE WAS ACTUALLY FORCING THE SALIVA OUT. IT HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE DAY BREAK AND IM QUITE WORRIED ABOUT IT. IS ANYTHING WRONG WITH HIM?
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Hi,

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Is your child drooling of saliva in the day time also?

Any history of throat infection or cough?

Salivation is normal in children in the sleep and nothing to worry.

The breathing pattern may vary in sleeping period depending on the stage of their sleep like deep sleep.

While in waking if respiration are normal, nothing to worry.

But if there is salivation and increased respiration during day time and in awake period consult your Pediatrician for the examination of your child.

Hope I have answered your query.

Regards.
Answered: Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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