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

Small child, stopped breathing for few seconds, excessive saliva in mouth. Medical emergency?

My 10 day old baby stopped breathing for about 15 seconds. I noticed that she had excessive saliva in her mouth and tapped her back as I turned her face down. I also used a cloth to scoop out. the saliva. This seemed to clear her ....and she started to breathe again. Should I seek further medical help? Can this recur during sleep? I will not be able to keep my eyes off her.
Asked On : Sat, 11 Aug 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  89
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
This episode may be because of apnea as some times choking of milk may present with cessation of respiratory movements.
Child should be kept on his back on lying position to prevent SIDS.
Consult your Pediatrician to rule out the other causes and complete assessment of the child.
Hope i have answered your query.
Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© 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