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Foams at mouth while sleeping, heavy breathing. Given medications. Is he allergic to antibiotics?

My 3 and a half year old baby foams at the mouth while sleeping now, his snores and breathes heavily too. It started this Monday after I took him to a hospital to see a doctor and so many medications were given to him.

Does it mean he's allergy to one of those medications - antibiotic? If yes, please explain.

Thanks and kind regards,

Lagos, Nigeria
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Allergy manifestations are usually in the form of skin rashes.

Foaming from mouth would more so be related to the illness I.e probably he has a bad throat tonsillitis with adenoids which is leading to difficulty in swallowing saliva .Mouth breathing and Snoring could be explained due to obstruction while breathing through narrow upper respiratory tract due to adenoids.

Answered: Sun, 2 Jun 2013
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