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Doctor insights on: Dealing With Spitting As A Behavior Problem

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How can I modify my spitting behavior?

How can I modify my spitting behavior?

Applied Bx Analysis: Modifying behavior is challenging and it takes practice. In addition, the circumstances surrounding the spitting behavior are important. What is happening prior to and immediately following the spitting behavior are currently maintaining that behavior. Altering the circumstances surrounding the behavior or the consequences related to it are key. An expert in behavioral analysis might be helpful. ...Read more

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My son spits up after every nursing does he have a reflux problem?

My son spits up after every nursing does he have a reflux problem?

Maybe reflux: A child who has always been spitty after each breastfeeding may have gastroesophageal reflux, especially if he is an otherwise normal child. Spitty babies need to be evaluated by a doctor to be sure there is not another problem causing spitting, such as some internal blockage or other medical condition. Treatment is available for reflux, so the doctor may prescribe some medication. ...Read more

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I hav sinus. D main problem z dat m unable to spit cough..So its all accumulated inside. Plz suggst me any medcn thru whch it can b excreted?

I hav sinus. D main problem z dat m unable to spit cough..So its all accumulated inside. Plz suggst me any medcn thru whch it can b excreted?

Fluids: When you have cough and the mucous is thick or inspissated, good hydration is needed to help with expectoration. Sometimes mucolytics like Guaifenesin help but nothing like hydration. Just be sure it is not only postnasal drip in which other remedies like decongestant and nasal sprays may be used. ...Read more

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Everytime my 4 month old baby drinks his formula, he acts as if something is hurting him on the inside and spits back up. What could be the problems?

Everytime my 4 month old baby drinks his formula, he acts as if something is hurting him on the inside and spits back up. What could be the problems?

GERD : It sounds like gerd (gastro-esophageal reflux disease). This means the sphincter between the esophagus and the stomach doesn't completely close and stomach contents reflux back up the esophagus. Possible treatments include thickened feeds, smaller volume per feed, staying upright after feeding, better burping, and if nothing works, prescription medication may also be an option. ...Read more

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I am having a problem that I have to spit out thick white phlegm only for the past 6 months without any cough. What could be the reason ?

I am having a problem that I have to spit out thick white phlegm only for the past 6 months without any cough. What could be the reason ?

Postnasal drip: You may have postnasal drip. Allergy medication, nasal spray such as prescription Flonase (with a little steriod) may clear this out. Have a provider check out your through, nose, ears, lungs, before a diagnosis can be made. But it may be as simple as allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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What medications and remedies help sinus problems ?..I always have to spit ; phelm i think...Even when i don't have a cold..Why is that?..

What medications and remedies help sinus problems ?..I always have to spit ; phelm i think...Even when i don't have a cold..Why is that?..

Get an Eval: You need to see an ENT doc. What you describe is consistent with chronic allergy or a chronic infection. You need to have this evaluated to come up with a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Sometimes i poop out spit like substance or white foam is this a symptom of some problem?

Sometimes i poop out spit like substance or white foam is this a symptom of some problem?

Mucus: This is mucus secreted by the rectal lining and is often seen with irritable bowel syndrome and colitis. If you have no anorectal discomfort, blood in stools or troublesome diarrhea, this may not be a serious disorder. A proctologist or gastroenterologist can advise you best, however. ...Read more

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I've always had a problem with spit. It makes me sick and want to throw up just thinking about it. Is there way to get over this?

I've always had a problem with spit. It makes me sick and want to throw up just thinking about it. Is there way to get over this?

Other focus: Either make a conscious effort to stop thinking about it and focus on something else, even deep breathing or.........Discuss the issue with a psychologist or therapist. Even hypnosis might do the trick. ...Read more

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I have changed my baby's formula milk from morinaga to similac total comfort 1.is it ok? She had very bad colic pains and spit up problem.

I have changed my baby's formula milk from morinaga to similac total comfort 1.is it ok? She had very bad colic pains and spit up problem.

Sounds ok: Not sure how old your baby is. Sensitive formula lines are better choices. By the 3rd month most babies settle. If it is an intolerance a soy brand would be an option. There is a difference between intolerance and allergy. Some of this is trial and error too. ...Read more

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I spit blood after I use a certain mouth wash, what could be the problem?

I spit blood after I use a certain mouth wash, what could be the problem?

Trauma: Most likely trauma to the gums from improper flossing or brushing technique. If it doesn't happen all the time , the mouthwash use is most likely coincidental. No rinses available to the public will cause bleeding in an otherwise healthy person--see your dentist to be sure! (p.S. The plax pictured here is useless--a waste of money--with marketing ; fda approval based on a single flawed study!). ...Read more

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Can spitting blood be a heart problem? If so, could you give me the most common one?

Can spitting blood be a heart problem? If so, could you give me the most common one?

Almost never: Hemoptysis can occur in advanced cases of rheumatic heart disease with mitral stenosis. It's very rare. It is much more likely that you're spitting blood from a bronchial cause. The commonest cause is acute bronchitis and is benign. ...Read more

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My chest feels like my food is stuck and I keep burping and spitting up flem what could be my problem?

My chest feels like my food is stuck and I keep burping and spitting up flem what could be my problem?

Dysphagia?: Narrowing of the esophagus due to inflammation, scarring or tumor can cause food to get stuck. Not rare with chronic reflux/heartburn symptoms-typically solids. Tight lower esoph sphincter can cause also. Abnormalities in muscles/nerves/coordination of swallow cause problems with solids and liquids. See a GI doc. Tests include xray swallow, endoscopy, muscle test (manometry). Rx: help or cure. ...Read more

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The problem I have started today this morning when I swallow it feels like if I have hair or something stuck in it and when I cough I spit out saliva.

The problem I have started today this morning when I swallow it feels like if I have hair or something stuck in it and when I cough I spit out saliva.

Foreign body: Feeling of foreign body could happen with irritation to the throat from post nasal drip, inflammation or irritation. Try salt water gorgle, if not better have the throat checked out. ...Read more

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My son has problems on enfamil soy. He was switched to nutramigen, but he spits up more and is still having gas issues. I am lost! please any advice?

My son has problems on enfamil soy. He was switched to nutramigen, but he spits up more and is still having gas issues. I am lost! please any advice?

Reflux : Why is your child on soy? If he has reflux then the best formula is either enfamil ar or similac rs(for spit up). Nutramigen tastes terrible and usually is reserved for infants who have milk protein allergy, and those babies usually have bloody diarrhea not just spit up and gas. For the gas you can try mylicon or gripe water or probiotics. ...Read more

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Extra saliva, sometimes thick, spitting white mucus. Is it a stomach problem?

Extra saliva, sometimes thick, spitting white mucus. Is it a stomach problem?

Difficult to diagnos: From the brief description. Would start off with an evaluation by your physician. Could be a host of things. Sorry i can't be more specific. Hope this helps. ...Read more