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What causes drooling and foaming at mouth and temper tantrums?

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Posted on Sat, 26 Jul 2014
Question: 9 yr old white, adopted at birth male ,sudden onset april 2014 oc germ phobia drooling and foaming at the mouth school phobia incontinent of bm difficult bedtimes temper tantrums has asthma treated with proventil and some times inhaled steroids and frequent strep infection treated with antibiotics. Small stature, normal weight ,intelligent and socialable .What is his diagnosis and treatment ? Scheduled for eeg sleep deprived and ferratin bld test by pediatric neurologist
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Need to rule out epilepsy.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I ave noted the child's symptoms. Based on that, we need to exclude a diagnosis of seizure disorder or epilepsy.

Sleep deprived EEG would help in confirming or excluding a diagnosis of epilepsy.

Please keep me informed about the EEG report. There are good medications to treat seizures.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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Brief Answer: Need to rule out epilepsy. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query. I ave noted the child's symptoms. Based on that, we need to exclude a diagnosis of seizure disorder or epilepsy. Sleep deprived EEG would help in confirming or excluding a diagnosis of epilepsy. Please keep me informed about the EEG report. There are good medications to treat seizures. I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information. Wishing you good health, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My BLOG: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.in