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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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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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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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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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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?..

Could be allergies: There are many good medications to treat symptoms- decongestants work on congestion/stuffiness; anti-histamines (both long acting, non-sedating as well as short acting) work on runny/drippy/sneezy/itchy symptoms. And there are combinations. If the phlegm has drained so that you have chest congestion- an expectorant will help. ...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'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