Toddler Vomiting Phlegm

Updated on June 28, 2010
S.R. asks from Edinburg, TX
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My toddler has been vomiting phlegms, he complains that his throat and stomach ache, but I cant tell how much, he is acting normally (except for the vomiting) but he has a REALLY large pain endurance, so I cant really tell how much it really hurts.
The phlegms he is vomiting is clear in color.
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So What Happened?

For those of you who sent me to the dr. that was my first choice, Duh!, Thank you all for your responses, I took him to the ER since my doctor wasnt available and he turned out to have a virus and dehydration. So we are still here in the hospital since sunday, and unfortunately it looks like we'll be here tomorrow morning, so hopefully he'll be released soon, since he is doing better already.
Again thank you all for your experiences and advise.

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answers from Corpus Christi on

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answers from Houston on

I'm not a Pedi doctor but my daughter & son both vomit phlegm often when they were toddlers. When they both were sick with colds and sinuses, this would cause a build up and stay logged within their stomach and throat. No matter what I did to suction their nostrils there was lots of phlegm logged in their tummy's.

After so much of a build up they would get sick and vomit so much up that it would literally scare me. Once the vomiting was complete and all the phlegm, both kids usually feel better until it happens again.

It didn't really stop, until they were able to spit out cold and blow their noses on their own.

I don't think you should worry much because as long as it's not yellowish/green (infection) just make sure you try to help pull that phlegm out when the vomiting starts.

Good Luck

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answers from Dallas on

My son has to take Zyrtec before bed or else he wakes up with an upset tummy (from drainage) and has to throw up.
R. :)

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answers from Las Vegas on

I have this problem. Just like when blood gets in the stomach, it can make you throw up, so can phlem. Once you get the phlem out of your stomach though, everything is okay again. The thing to do is make sure that, at nightime or while he is taking a nap, make sure there is a cool mist humidifier in his room to help move things along in his nasal passages and maybe give him a decongestant a little bit before hand (are there any safe ones on the market for toddlers now days). Also, those sudafed plug-ins also work great.

The phlem in the vomit is not a really bad problem -- more annoying if anything. And once it is cleared out of the stomach, you're back to normal.

Hope his sinus are back to normal soon.

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answers from Dallas on

Sounds like he may be having a gag reflex to the drainage from his sinuses in his throat. Just a thought... Teach him how to hawk a loogie :)

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answers from Redding on

My son had the same problem and it turned out to be acid reflux.
He was vomitting every day and complaining of a sore throat and tummy ache and I assumed he had the flu, but it didn't go away. He wasn't running a fever, he didn't really act sick other than vomitting. His throw-up seemed very mucousy and after a week of it, I took him to the doctor.
The doctor knew immediately what it was and gave him some medicine. He also told me to make sure he slept propped up at an angle, etc.
After one day of the acid medicine, the vomitting completely stopped.
It was miraculous. My son doesn't even take the medicine anymore.
So, I would certainly talk to the doctor.
Acid reflux is pretty easily managed, if that's what it is.

I hope your little boy feels better soon!

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answers from Tulsa on

check him for allergies.

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answers from Davenport on

The sore throat and stomach ache could also be from the phlegm. Drainage. He may have allergies. If he is old enough, I would try Claritin.

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answers from College Station on

Take him to the doctor.



answers from Austin on

For goodness sakes, go to the doctor.

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