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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 every day 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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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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11 y/o healthy daughter started coughing up bloody bubbly/frothy mucus today (4 times). No cold, no ongoing cough. Temp: 99.6.... Does she need er?

11 y/o healthy daughter started coughing up bloody bubbly/frothy mucus today (4 times). No cold, no ongoing cough.  Temp: 99.6.... Does she need er?

Coughing: It is possible she has a bloody post nasal drip but to be sure, she should be seen by your pediatrician or take her to the er for evaluation. ...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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I felt like I needed to vomit but I couldn't and I've been coughing up clear mucus with blood in it causes? (Not coughing up a lot)

Healthcare: You are ill. Please go see your doctor. Your question is the very definition of when ones go to the doctor. This is not an appropriate thing to manage on the internet. ...Read more

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Can being an alpha-1 mz carrier be the cause why my daughter coughs to the point of vomiting almost every night? How do I help her coughing?

Can being an alpha-1 mz carrier be the cause why my daughter coughs to the point of vomiting almost every night? How do I help her coughing?

Post tussive emesis: Is more commonly found with pertussis, but some people have a stronger gag reflex. What exactly is your daughters full diagnosis? Night cough is common with asthma, and vomiting up a stomach full of snot in the morning is common with post nasal drip in kids too young to blow their nose. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of very hard, stone-like stool covered with yellowish, thick mucus? Also, have daily vomiting, nightly fever, lq bloating.

What could be the cause of very hard, stone-like stool covered with yellowish, thick mucus? Also, have daily vomiting, nightly fever, lq bloating.

Concerning: Daily vomiting and nightly fever are very concerning symptoms, but need to be evaluated in the context of duration, risk factors, and severity. Urgent (if not emergent) exam is warranted in cases of unrelenting vomiting and unexplained fever. ...Read more

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I have a 20mo old daughter that had her multivitamin this morning along with a pediasure shake shortly before. Can this cause vomiting or illness?

I have a 20mo old daughter that had her multivitamin this morning along with a pediasure shake shortly before. Can this cause vomiting or illness?

Not necessarily : If these are appropriate for her age group and consumed in normal amounts and she is otherwise healthy this should not cause vitamins. The greater question is why is your 20 month old taking pediasure? A healthy child with a normal diet would not need this product which has sugar as the second listed ingredient. ...Read more

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My daughter started having problems sleeping at about 20 months. She started waking up once a week screaming & shaking & would sometimes even vomit. It is now happening almost daily what causes this.

My daughter started having problems sleeping at about 20 months. She started waking up once a week screaming & shaking & would sometimes even vomit. It is now happening almost daily what causes this.

Terror vs nightmare: Night wakings of this nature are generally due to one of two issues. If a kid wakes up crying or seems to be struggling & whimpering & wakens immediately to light touch, they are having a nightmare. If they don't wake with light touch, but continue to struggle it is a night terror. This is a deep sleep issue common to kids with sleep deficits. Increasing nap/sleep periods over time can resolve it. ...Read more

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My 13year old daughter was sick with fever and vomiting. That's done but her face feels numb. Can violent vomiting cause that?

My 13year old daughter was sick with fever and vomiting. That's done but her face feels numb. Can violent vomiting cause that?

Not likely: 1. Face numbness after an acute infectious illness needs to be investigated. 2. She should see her pediatrician and she needs to be watched. 3. Sometimes a bell's palsy might develop after a viral infection. This is a numbness and paralysis of the facial nerve on one side. If this persists, please see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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One year old daughter has cough attacks mainly while sleeping which cause her to vomit has been going on for about 3 weeks, premature 5 wks has reflux?

One year old daughter has cough attacks mainly while sleeping which cause her to vomit has been going on for about 3 weeks, premature 5 wks has reflux?

? twitchy airways: Another fancy name for asthma-like symptoms, can be related to reflux, sinusitis, or viral infections, or other causes. You may want to perform some reflux precautions: raising the head of the bed 30 degrees, thicken her formula with cereal if she is still on it. More important is to see her doctor, as she might need some inhaled bronchodilators to help her at night and probably other Rx meds too, ...Read more

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What causes a person to vomit foamy pink mucus? Cough, fever, pain in right back shoulder blade when breathing? Uncontrollablediarrhea started 2days ago.

Sounds severe: You have multiple problems that may relate or 2 separate problems going on at the same time. Both are severe and need immediate medical attention. Cough, fever, chest pain with foamy pink mucus is concerning for pneumonia. Uncontrollable diarrhea is bad requiring medical attention to prevent dehydration. Suffering those without help is the worst thing you would want to do. ...Read more

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What can cause extreme abdomal pain with normal lab results and test results. With the pain is vomiting and paleness. There is also mucus in stool?

What can cause extreme abdomal pain with normal lab results and test results. With the pain is vomiting and paleness. There is also mucus in stool?

Intestinal infection: You may have intestinal infection or gastroenteritis or some kind of colitis. We need more history as to how long you have these symptoms and what treatment if any, and what tests have been done. Did you have stool test done if it is going on foe a while you need to consult a gastroenterologist for further testing and colonoscopy/endoscopy. ...Read more

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My 2 year old grand daughter has the flu and is taking tamiflu (oseltamivir). Last night she threw up black gunk. What would cause this, and should we be concerned?

My 2 year old grand daughter has the flu and is taking tamiflu (oseltamivir). Last night she threw up black gunk. What would cause this, and should we be concerned?

Don't Panic,Call Doc: Did she have a nosebleed? Black gunk can be from old swallowed blood.
Was is something she ate? Like oreo's.
These questions and others from her doctor can help figure it out and ease your mind. Just give him/her a call. ...Read more

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My daughter is 14 and has had thick, clear, sticky mucus coming out of her vaginal area for a month what could it be? She is not sexually active.

My daughter is 14 and has had thick, clear, sticky mucus coming out of her vaginal area for a month what could it be? She is not sexually active.

Normal variant: Her hormonal cycles has been establishing. The excess of the estrogen might take a place.
If you want more information, she needs to be seen by ob/gyn for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hello! My daughter coughs up hard rubbery mucus. What could this possibly be an idication of?

Hello! My daughter coughs up hard rubbery mucus. What could this possibly be an idication of?

Requires: Sputum culture and sensitivity testing. I suggest screening for asthma and CF. Check her temperature every 4- hrs and have her tested for inhalant allergies. ...Read more

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My daughter has chest congestion when she coughs. What can I give her to release the mucus? She's 9months old

My daughter has chest congestion when she coughs. What can I give her to release the mucus? She's 9months old

Humidity is safest: Increasing humidity and water intake is a natural start, since children under 2 years are not candidates for cough and cold medications. Excessive coughing and prolonged chest congestion may be a sign of asthma, pneumonia or bronchitis. ...Read more

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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more