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My son is 8. Has constant mucus cough and throwing up yellow. What does that mean?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Yellow upheaval

Your child has an ailment affecting his respiratory tree.
At this time of year the most common cause is a viral upper respiratory infection or possibly the flu. The yellow vomitis is probably mucus, but if he has been vomiting for a prolonged period it may be bile. Other causes may be due to allergies or there may be a smoker in the house. If symptoms continue, it's time to get checked out.

In brief: Yellow upheaval

Your child has an ailment affecting his respiratory tree.
At this time of year the most common cause is a viral upper respiratory infection or possibly the flu. The yellow vomitis is probably mucus, but if he has been vomiting for a prolonged period it may be bile. Other causes may be due to allergies or there may be a smoker in the house. If symptoms continue, it's time to get checked out.
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