Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mom | 2009/03/23

Q.

Mouth Breathers

Hi

I was reading your response to someone who said their baby is thirsty in the nihjt. My 2 and 6 yr old are usually thirsty in the night and the day. They are mouth breathers too. What can we do to change them from breathing from the mouth to the nose?

Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You need to find out why your children are mouth breathers. Children need to be able to breathe through their noses especially when they sleep.Tthe usual caiuse is either an allergic nasal problem such as persistent hay fever or enarged adenoids. If they have a persistent nose discharge please ask your doctor or paediatrician to see them. You can also try using Salex nose drops at night to see if this helps to clear their noses.

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