Embarrassing Bodies Kids: Episode 4

Dribbling

4 year old Heather-Mae has a problem with excessive dribbling and loud snoring. It is normal to produce a lot of saliva, however most people simply swallow it, Dr Dawn wonders whether Heather-Mae has a problem with swallowing and refers her to ear, nose and throat specialist Dr Nimesh Patel. Heather-Mae has a tongue tie and very large tonsils and is sent for an operation to loosen her tongue so that she can have more control over her swallowing, and to also remove her tonsils. During the operation, Heather-Mae is found to have a substantial adenoid, which is removed as well to open up the back of the throat. Back to see Dr Dawn, mum Jennifer remarks on the excellent results. There is now very little dribbling and no snoring, so a good night sleep to be had by all.

The EB team would like to thank:

Mr Nimesh Patel, Consultant ENT Surgeon
Spire Southampton Hospital

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Sometimes my sister will be eating dinner or talking and will start drooling we asked her about it and it only happens very rarely but when it does happen there is a lot of saliva anyone who can share advice I would be really grateful





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why does my daugher dribble yellow fluid whilst sleeping





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my 11yr old daughter is constantly dribbling when she speaks or eats





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asking and ensuring she eats with her mouth closed will eliminate the chase of her dribbling through her mouth.


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