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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 5 yr just had stool cultured came back normal today I found mucus in her stool should I be concerned what could cause this?

Is she congested?: Sometimes when mucous is swallowed, it can pass through and into the stool. There are different tests done by "culturing," so speak to her doctor and make sure she was tested for parasites and different bacteria, as indicated by her symptoms. There are other gastrointestinal issue that can cause this, so if it continues, you should follow up with her doctor or a pediatric gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My daughter started vomiting out of no where and spiked a fever what could cause this?

My daughter started vomiting out of no where and spiked a fever what could cause this?

Rule out meningitis: If the fever is high, or your daughter seems at all obtunded, or the neck is stiff, vomiting is persistent, there is a headache, or the child simply seems very ill, an emergency room visit is in order -- even though a mild viral illness can give a low fever and vomiting. ...Read more

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What causes a person to have to vomit a lot of mucus?

Allergies and GERD: The two most common causes is allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergies) and acid reflux (GERD). If you have runny nose and congestion, it's likely allergies. If you have heartburn and upset stomach it's likely GERD. Both of these conditions can be related to diet. Consider doing a 4 week elimination diet off dairy and gluten. ...Read more

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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more