I have a 4 year old who has been excessively drooling. It has caused some issues with a rash around his mouth, mostly after a heavy night of sleep and in the morning. We have seen a doctor to see if there is anything wrong with him physically. Nothing wrong with his mouth or lips, nothing swollen (like tonsils or adnoids or gums). The doctor did say to give it some time and it could just be a growth spurt causing changes in his mouth/jaw area so its open during the night, thus causing the excessive drooling. The recommendation to wait it out and then see if there is something that needs to be done.
Has anyone else heard of this or been through something similar? Possibly even in relation to there being something swollen, or in relation to tonsils and adnoids and such?