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Child snores when sleeping, erratic breathing, foaming at the mouth. Related?

My 4 year old snores alot when sleeping and her stomach seems to rise n fall very erratically when sleeping . It is not an smooth inhale exhale rise and fall .. At times more than mot she also develops spit like foam coming from her lips .She never sleeps thru the night . she alwys wakes up.,. Thinking this is all somehow related
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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Snoring in children is not a good symptoms and you need to ensure that enlarged adenoids and tonsils are not the cause for this.
Enlarged adenoids (that are lymph nodes at the back of the throat, above the tonsils) and tonsils put pressure on the upper airway, which is why children either need to mouth breathe or the air that cannot pass causes the snoring sound.
Sometimes, secretions from these enlarged glands can pool at the back of the throat and come out of the mouth.

Most children are unable to get a good night's sleep due to all this, and wake up irritable, fatigued due to unrefreshing sleep.

I hope this helps.
Best Wishes.
Answered: Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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