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my 19 month old drools a lot and lately has very hard snot

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my 19 month old drools a lot and lately has very hard snot in his nose., He seems to keep his mouth open all the time but sleeps perfectly at night with a dody. he doesn't have a dody all day only for sleeping. Is there an issue or should we just keep trying to tech him to close his mouth
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this excellent question

I'm very sorry about this problem

I am suspecting that this child has a nasal obstruction

Probably from allergies.

I recommend seeing an allergist or having your GP check for allergies.

Once the nasal mucous is cleared, the mouth breathing should improve


I hope this helps.

If you have more questions, just reply. :)

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

many hanks, his nose is stuffed with very hard gluey like snot which is hard to remove. Could this still be allergies? thedrooling is quite bad and the fact that he sleeps fine at night and with his pacifier does it still mean that he is keeping his mouth open because he cant breath through his mouth or does he need to learn to close his mouth

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Yes, it definitely could be.

It could also be a sinus infection that is chronic

He will learn to close his mouth when the nose is cleared.

The nose is the preferred mode of breathing and it will always be first if cleared
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


that is a great help as he is still not speaking words properly yet but is making all of the sounds and understands everything. I assume this could also be due from the above?


 


Would it bee a pollen or food allergy?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Yes, it could be blocking his ears and affecting hearing.

It is quite common for this to happen
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
I noticed you rated poor service Grace

I'm very sorry I didn't help you fully.

Did you have more questions?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I am a bit confused as his hearing is perfect and he understands everything we say . He sleeps perfectly at night even with his pacifier in and doesn't sneeze or have runny eyes
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
He may understand you but language develops with perfect hearing

He might have some limitation in hearing

Childhood allergies are not always like adults. Kids don't necessarily sneeze or have runny eyes. He may simply be congested
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
I noticed you rated ok service

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