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What could cause my daughter to vomit frothy mucus?

What could cause my daughter to vomit frothy mucus?

Allergies: Allergies or other sources of inflammation of the respiratory or oral mucosa can increase mucous production as the body uses it to coat and soothe/protect from allergens or inflammatory substances. If a lot is produced and swallowed it can upset the stomach and can induce vomiting. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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My daughter woke up early this morning vomiting a dark brown mucus. what could this be?

Vomiting: if she is vomiting mucous, it may maybe mixed with some old blood. If she has no fever and breathing well, try to use humidifier and drinking enough fluids. ...Read more

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17 year old daughter headache with vomiting, pattern is every other day. Vomit is odorless with white (mucus, clumps)?

17 year old daughter headache with vomiting, pattern is every other day.  Vomit is odorless with white (mucus, clumps)?

Have her assessed: Keep a record of her headache symptoms and the time of her vomiting. She needs a good exam and further investigation if indicated. All the best. ...Read more

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My daughter has been stuffy coughing very frequently and then throwing up. Looks like thick mucus. What can I do?

My daughter has been stuffy coughing very frequently and then throwing up. Looks like thick mucus. What can I do?

Coughing: Your daughter has a post nasal drip that is causing her cough. Use a bulb syringe to suck out as much mucus as you can. Then use salt water nose drops several times a day. Use a vaporizer while sleeping and elevate the mattress. Push fluids but go easy on the milk as milk makes mucus ...Read more

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2 month old daughter got 4 immunizations,now lethargic and threw up 3x white mucus,a lot.is breastfed. Is this normal?

2 month old daughter got 4 immunizations,now lethargic and threw up 3x white mucus,a lot.is breastfed. Is this normal?

Mgt: Her lethargy and vomiting may be due to other causes. I would advise taking her to your physician or the ED. Please monitor her temperature. Most vaccinations reactions are mild and resolve within forty eight hours. ...Read more

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My two month old daughter has been throwing up thick clear mucous. It isn't everyday but has a few times. I breast feed, she also has acid reflux.

You should not: worry about it. Vomiting is a reflex especially for the little ones to get rid of mucus irritating the throat. Vomiting after coughing spells is ok . If concerned, get her checked out by her Pediatrician. ...Read more

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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more