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Excessive dribbling 2 and a half year old

(8 Posts)
MistyB Wed 06-Mar-13 21:37:35

I thought I had replied, sorry.

It teaches mouth breathing which improved lung function, reduces mucus production and can reduce dribbling.

I used a book

mawbroon Tue 05-Mar-13 10:40:03

tongue tie? It can cause dribbling.

CherryEmma Mon 04-Mar-13 07:18:14

Thanks for posting, he has all his teeth, so sister thought that was the end of dribbling!. He does often have a cold though, interesting re adenoids. What is Buteko MistyB?

MistyB Sun 03-Mar-13 20:42:57

Buteko technique to teach nose breathing? (but could be molars, I remember every one with DS1, they were tough!!)

AdriftAndOutOfStardust Sun 03-Mar-13 20:36:32

(I realise that my post above doesn't mention the key point which is - could the reason why he's dribbling so much simply that his mouth is open for breathing for much more of the time than other children his age?)

AdriftAndOutOfStardust Sun 03-Mar-13 20:34:55

Is his nose always blocked? Could he have enlarged adenoids/sinuses which are preventing him from learning to breathe through the nose? Does he snore unusually loudly compared to other babies or have sleep apnea?

If so, then your sister should ask for a referral to your local hospital's ENT specialist to see whether an adenoidectomy may be appropriate. Your GP should not refuse to refer, as only the ENT specialist can be sure whether or not this is the right course of action.

BeaWheesht Sun 03-Mar-13 20:13:51

Dd is same age and doing same I'm presuming its her molarS.

CherryEmma Sun 03-Mar-13 20:12:12

My nephew always dribbled as a baby and while teething but pretty much stopped 6 months ago. He's recently started and the dribbling is so bad, my sister is having to put a fresh bib on several times a day and constantly wipe his mouth and chin.

He suffers from eczema but has been cleared in the last 12m from the standard food allergies.

GP has been useless, should she see HV? Someone else?

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