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Can Older Babies Choke On Vomit While Sleeping
3 year old has night time coughing/choking fits that happen without warning and always cause vomiting. She is always asleep. What is this?!
2 month old with acid reflux puking and choking in sleep on apnea machine Zantac (ranitidine) rice n bottle and propped up anything else I can do? Congestion also
Acid reflux: Saline nasal drops and suction for nasal congestion. Nasal congestion may be from the cold or a symptom of acid reflux. Need to see your physician. There are other medications for reflux as well like Prevacid and bethanecol. Some children need a combination of medications to control reflux. ...Read more
Asked my dr about sleep vomiting choking at night. Told me to come back if it happens again. Should I be more persistent? 12 times/ 3 yrs.
GI opinion: You could always ask to see a gastroenterologist for an opinion. ...Read more
Sleep vomiting and choking, is it serious? Ithas happened about 12 times in the past three years. It started after I had my children.
Can GERD cause you to vomit in your sleep, when you are unaware and you only wake up because you are choking on it?
Kind of yes: If you have bad reflux, when you lay down there is no gravity keeping your gastric juices and acid in your stomach. The acid will migrate up your esophagus and can cause a feeling of vomit or choking when you wake up. You need to be evaluated as well as change certain lifestyles such as raising the head of your bed while you sleep. An upper endoscopy is essential for your exam. ...Read more
What are causes of a bowel movement in your sleep that does not wake you? And of vomiting in your sleep, when you only wake because you are choking on
We all pass gas when: We sleep, and if you are having diarrhea, then it might not be unusual to pass some stool at the same time. GE reflux is not uncommon, and when lying down, esp on a full stomach and may seem like vomiting. Imodium (loperamide) slows intestinal activity, but may also delay stomach emptying. Aside from that, abnormal sedation from alcohol, sleeping pills, seizure, or occasionally a bad dream. I wish u well. ...Read more
Waking up choking on vomit, gasping for air, sometimes then vomiting more. Also had bowel movement in sleep, slept through it. Took 2. 5 mg Clonazepam?
Choking on vomit!: Something is quite wrong. Leave a message for your doc and the. Head straight to the ER. S/he may call while you are in route. Klonopin (clonazepam) is a respiratory depressant. It does sound like while you vomited & did cough up, this protecting ur airway, aspiration risk is hi and dangerous. Bowel movement in "sleep" could indicate anything from over sedation, to seizure, to GI problem. Need work to be safe! ...Read more
No: Vomiting is not a typical symptom of sleep apnea. The gasping or choking sensation that's mentioned is from air hunger and not from anything that has to do with your stomach. You should talk to your doctor about throwing up at night and find the reason why. Sleep apnea symptoms include snoring, dry mouth, urinating at night frequently, morning headaches, unrefreshing sleep & daytime sleepiness. ...Read more
I have been giving my 6 month old 1/2mg loritadine bid x 4.5 days now, and still very congested and can't sleep without choking. Keep going?
Doctor to evaluate: An infant who has "choking" symptoms needs a doctor's evaluation. Loratadine (Claritin) is an over-the-conter allergy medication and is approved for older kids, which means using it in infants may or may not have the desired effects (should be working closely with one's doctor). So, keep going... to the doctor's office, but not necessarily with the loratadine. ...Read more
My 4month old snores and wakes her self up choking, what are the chances of her having sleep apnea like I do? She also has reflux too
10yr old is obese snores &whistles with her mouth when she sleeps &wakes up2x nitenearly choking&coughing gasping. Is it sleep apnea? Or is it asthma?
5 mth old daughter has stuffy, runny nose, cough has vomited twice phlem but sounds like she choking when vomiting. Currently no fever but did have small fever begn of symptoms. Suggestions for cure?
Time: Your baby's immune system will fight this off. If you are worried, you should take her to her doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
See your doctor: If the baby can't breathe it shouldn't wait and they need to be assessed. It could be they have an allergy to dairy and/or soy and exposure to it in the breastmilk or formula is causing reflux and the acid is burning the throat and nose, causing extra mucous. Saline drops for babies used after each feeding can help. If turning blue or having poor weight gain see a doctor asap. ...Read more
My child has a dry cough and it sounds like he is choking. This happens when he is falling asleep. What can I give him.
Why does it sound like my 3w old newborn is choking and trying to catch his breath after a feeding when he's asleep?
My child passed out while getting blood drawn why? And she threw up also and her body was shaking and she sound like she was choking
Vasovagal syncope: Vasovagal syncope is the most common cause of fainting and occurs when your body overreacts to triggers, such as the sight of blood or extreme emotional distress. The trigger results in vasovagal syncope, a brief loss of consciousness caused by a sudden drop in your heart rate and blood pressure, which reduces blood flow to your brain. The vomiting and shaking were most likely caused by this also. ...Read more
Can you tell me what to do for newborns throwing up after feeding and it coming thru nasal passages and choking baby?
Clear the nose: Babies don't have good control when they vomit and the fluid can come out the nose or mouth. Clear his nose with the bulb syringe. You may be able to prevent some of the vomiting or spitting up by burping frequently, don't overfeed him, and hold him upright for a while after feeding to allow the feeds to settle. ...Read more
2 yr old has overactive gag reflex, can't eat textured foods without gagging/throwing up. How can I help him overcome this without him choking?
See a doctor: It is normal for 2 year olds to like some foods and not others, but gagging and vomiting when trying to eat any food with texture suggests a problem. Your child's pediatrician can examine him for any physical problems and possibly refer him for therapy. Occupational therapists or speech therapists can sometimes help with problems like this if it is more behavioral that physical. ...Read more
2 month old GERD on apnea machine and Zantac (ranitidine) propped up and puking choking and not breathing machine didn't even go off?
Describing LPR?: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance ph testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. ...Read more
Like you are describing classic SLEEP APNEA which in some people is described as "choking" or "PARALYSIS"! I assume you are not a heavy drinker or misuse sleep medications! I would tell your PCP about these spells!
VERY VERY Rarely and only in severe apnea cases cardiac arrest can occur....CHECK OUT THESE SYMPTOMS. They are real!
Hope this helps!
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Can't sleep cause keep choking on mucus, keep swallowing but it keeps coming back. What can I do?
Mucus: Since miami is known as a mold heaven I would suggest that you may be allergic to molds. Seek help from an allergist. In the meantime you can do some environmental control by sleeping with the window closed, check your air conditioning system, get rid of flowers, etc. Take an antihistamine at night before bedtime and one in the morning if necessary. ...Read more
Can't even breathe and it's really scary because it's like I'm choking. Is it healthy to have sleep paralysis so often?
Apnea test: Your primary care physician may refer you to pulmonology or sleep medicine to find out why this is happening to you. ...Read more
I wake up choking because my saliva has gone down my wind pipe its so annoying I just want a decent nights sleep : (doe any one know what this is?
Bad cough doesn't stop at all (coughing every 2 minutes at night time) and makes u want to vomit and feel that u are choking? It has been 1 wk now.
Reflux?: If your cough is worse when you are lying down then reflux is possible. If you're coughing all day upright or lying down then it's some type of upper respiratory condition either viral or bacterial that you need help with. Don't eat or drink anything for three hours before you go to bed and stay away from foods. You should see your doctor for an evaluation of your lungs and breathing. ...Read more
Why do I keep waking up in middle of the night feeling like I swallowed something and am choking in my sleep? This is happening more and more frequent
At your age: At your age I think that this may be due to reflux of acid from your stomach suggested by the your statement that this is happening at night. You may be at risk of aspirating this into your lungs. Most people with this degree of reflux also have "heartburn". A number of other problems however may be causing these symtptoms ...Read more
Nocturnal GERD: This phenomenon is not uncommon but can portend severe consequences. You probably need a 24 hr ph study and maybe in association with esophageal manometry. You may need a scope. Please see you primary for a referral. ...Read more