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why do they drible so much when they have colds?????

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candyfluff Sun 28-Sep-08 15:29:16

my ds is 2 yrs and 2mths and he has a bad cold at the moment and although he has all his teeth he is dribbling so bad i have to change his top 3 times a day .anyone else kids do this???? i find it very strange!!!

WeeBesom Sun 28-Sep-08 15:33:24

Because they can't breathe easily through their noses, therefore their mouths are open most of the time? smile

OhWellNeverMind Sun 28-Sep-08 15:37:36

Beacuase the body's natural defense is to produce more mucous and fluid to flush out the bugs.

And then as Wee says - they open their mouths more to breath.

Me personally I find that I dribble more down below when I have a cold....so I would say your DS is within the realms of normal grin

candyfluff Sun 28-Sep-08 16:23:26

thanks for that poor love his really suffering from man flu aka the common cold

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