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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Worried | 2007/06/12

Q.

Child doesn't want to swallow??

My son is 2 1\2 years old. He doesn't swallow his saliva, thus causing his shirts to be wet all the time. Do I need to worry about this?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I presume that he can swallow his food normally and still seems to be dribbling. In any case he is too old to be dribbling. There are certain conditions where children may have difficulty in swallowing or have persistent dribbling. I don't want to alarm you by giving a list of these conditions but it is important to be sure that your child does not have any of these problems. So please see your paediatrician about this.

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Posted by: worried | 2007/06/13

Soon after he has eating he always complain that his tummy is sore. I have also noriced that he prefers more "liquidy" types foods than solids. It also seems that his tummy is not so sore then??

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