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excess salivation in 3 year old

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 16, 2007
  • 03:26 PM

Hi,

My 3 yr old son is most of the time salivating, he wets his shirts around the chest area and irritates his chin skin constantly for the same reason, we think it is excessive but doctors tell us its normal, the thing is that we havent seen other children salivating so much, we believe the doctors we have seen are too busy to get involved and do more research, we would like to know if somebody could give us some pointers as to where to go or who to contact in order to get a diagnosis for our son,

thank you

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  • Does he have a problem swallowing? You might want to have his swallow reflexes checked. My daughter's swallow reflexes were not developed properly at birth so she had to have 6 months of therapy to train her on how to properly swallow. She was only 2 months old when I brought her to Texas Children's hospital and she was choking, but it could be along the same lines. It sounds like he just isn't swallowing and lets it run out of his mouth. Watch him while he eats or drinks. Does he seem to have a problem then?
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