Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Worry mom | 2010-08-25

Q.

excessive drooling

Good day doc,

Just need to put my mind at ease either way. I have a 19 month old son who drools so excessively he still even wears his bip. We normally change his bip about 3 times a day from wetness. He is still not talking, he just blabers and speak lchinese like language and is a very picky eater. I have noticed that children this age are ussually picky eaters but he prefers one or two textures (soft porridge, pureed fruit and noodles/ rice) those are the kind of textures he would eat. He doesnot like veges or meat etc. I am really worried. Is this a neurological problem?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son of 19 months should not be drooling like this. If he was 6 months old it would be perfectly normal with teething.One of the most common causes of drooling may be due to cerebral palsy or other neurological problem or to a problem with swallowing. Your son should be seen by a paediatrician soon.His food preferences are not all that unusual although it is possible that this also may be a symptom of his problem.

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