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Spitting Up (Overview)

Spitting up is normal for babies, and is usually nothing to worry about. Excessive spitting, however, can be due to gastroesophageal reflux.


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Can high blood pressure and prednisone cause spitting up little amount of blood thats sometimes barley visible and lightheadedness?

Can high blood pressure and prednisone cause spitting up little amount of blood thats sometimes barley visible and lightheadedness?

Bronchiectasis?: The most common cause of hemoptysis (coughing up blood) is bronchiectasis. Why are you on prednisone? Asthma? You need a chest x-ray or ct scan of the chest to rule out anything worse. The light-headedness can be simply from the coughing, a strong vagal nerve stimulus, lowering both heart rate and bp. See a pulmonologist (lung specialist). ...Read more

Spitting Up (Overview)

Spitting up is normal for babies, and is usually nothing to worry about. Excessive spitting, however, can be due to gastroesophageal reflux.


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What does it mean when you spit up blood? It was thin and not thick that was coughed up.

What does it mean when you spit up blood? It was thin and not thick that was coughed up.

Bronchitis is the : Most common cause of bloody sputum ( bloody mucus produced by a cough ).The most common cause of bronchitis is the common cold.If persists, get evaluated. ...Read more

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If post scabies treatment there is one suspicious bump, can I spit treat with permetherin?

If post scabies treatment there is one suspicious bump, can I spit treat with permetherin?

Maybe: You could try this, but sometimes a full application a week after the first treatment may be necessary to kill any mites that have hatched since the first application. ...Read more

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So I had a tonsillitis about a week ago. It was cured after 5days because of the meds ,but then yesterday I started spitting blood. Help pls?

So I had a tonsillitis about a week ago. It was cured after 5days because of the meds ,but then yesterday I started spitting blood. Help pls?

Prob NL recovery: This is prob normal. Your scabs on your tonsils are drying up & sloughing at about this time into your recovery. So minor bleeding is OK. Watch for sig bleeding though. Any sig bright red bleeding or pumping blood is an emergency. Get to the ER ASAP if you see that kind of sig bleeding. Eat a soft diet - nothing that could scratch your scabs. And you could gently swish & swallow ice water. ...Read more

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I have thick mucus in the back oft throat that I cannot get rid of, I'm constantly spitting up. This has lasted many months?

I have thick mucus in the back oft throat that I cannot get rid of, I'm constantly spitting up. This has lasted many months?

Reflux: You have reflux and will need to be aggressively treated to get rid of the globus type sensation. See my other answers with reflux in the titles. You will need Prilosec twice a day and Zantac (ranitidine) at night for a minimum of three months and a reassessment at this time with a scope. The ent you see will look at your larynx with a scope to confirm the diagnosis before he or she starts you on treatment. ...Read more

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I wake up in the morning and start to profusely cough until i cough up and spit out phlegm. If i don't spit it put it triggers me to vomit .?

I wake up in the morning and start to profusely cough until i cough up and spit out phlegm. If i don't spit it put it triggers me to vomit .?

Cough needs eval: If you're having daily cough it's important to be eval by your doctor. May be post nasal drainage which is treated with anthistamines. Or even acid reflux which is treated by otc meds like Prevacid or prilosec. Also need to r/o infection. More concerning would be the possibility of asthma if this is chronic. It is not unusual for cough to lead to vomiting reflex. Chest x-ray or pft may help. ...Read more

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My infant is starting to spit up during feelings. Do I continue to feed him and how can I help prevent him spitting up?

My infant is starting to spit up during feelings. Do I continue to feed him and how can I help prevent him spitting up?

Feedings and spittin: Hard answer without knowing your infant's age. But are you "burping" your baby after feedings. Babies take in alot of air using bottles and nipples - burping them will reduce the air bubble. Sometimes spitting up is due to formula issues - changing to a non cow's milk formula may help. Gaviscon drops may also help. If the spitting is getting worse - dicuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to avoid spitting tobacco?

How to avoid spitting tobacco?

Don't chew : Don't chew tobacco. That's the only sure-fire way to prevent spitting it. The other option is to swallow it but that is just gross. ...Read more

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