Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mom | 2010-06-13

Q.

excess saliva and bubbles

my toddler has started producing alot of saliva and dribbling which is milky in colour and there is bubbles with it, around and in his mouth. He had tonsilitis about 2weeks ago, could this be related? He seems otherwise well with no fever, playful and energetic, hard to know for sure as he has low muscle tone. His appetite hasn''t improved since the start of his tonsilitis.
What could the cause be and should I have him checked over?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is possible that your little toddler has some difficulty in swallowing due to swollen or painful tonsils. It would be best to ask your doctor to see him again.

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