By Desi Mother .. Regarding The Child ..?
Good afternoon .. I want to ask my son who is only 1 week old, why is his saliva suddenly thickening and frothy? As a new mother I am worried .. please answer .. thanks ..
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Saliva production can be used as an indicator of a person's health. Under normal conditions, saliva (saliva) is produced naturally to help the process of chewing and digesting food. With adequate saliva production, moisture in the oral cavity can be maintained and the risk of breeding harmful microorganisms can be minimized.
Saliva that looks thick and foamy in children can be a natural thing to happen because of the effect of the types of food consumed, for example those containing fat or coconut milk. It could also be, the saliva becomes thicker and foamy due to poor oral hygiene.
If this change in the condition of saliva is not accompanied by other complaints, it is likely that the condition that your child is experiencing is not a dangerous thing.
In some rare conditions, your child's condition could also occur due to causes that require special treatment, for example due to oral cavity infections, salivary gland infections (sialadenitis), stomach acid reflux, drug side effects, and so on.
You can get your child's condition checked directly to a doctor or pediatrician to resolve your concerns. Generally, in mild conditions, no special handling is required, apart from improving the child's oral hygiene, for example by brushing teeth more frequently, gargling with salt water, drinking lots of water, and avoiding eating habits or consuming snacks near bedtime. However, in some cases, certain drugs may also be required.
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah