3 year old that throw up easily

Christie - posted on 05/18/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )

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My dd just turn 3 last month.

Since she was born till today, she's so easily throw up (coughing, gagging and throw up---the pattern) and we went to the doctor and we put her in reflux medication--didn't work.

We did endoscopy and biopsy (we found nothing, no reflux, no EE, no allergy and no celiac, no anything) basically clean.



But she still easily throw up till today.

And she always congested.

I notice the gagging worse in the morning and after her nap, sometimes she always end up throw up.

Despite all of this, she grows steadily, she's 36lbs at 36 month.



We went from worry to annoyed with this problem, as she get older, the throw up lessen (from every meal to once every 2-3 days).

Why she still gain? because after throw up, she act like nothing happened and ask for more food.



Anyone has this problem?

Her cousin was the same problem and it got a lot better when he was 5, he's 6 now and still a gagger.

Thanks!

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LILA - posted on 05/19/2011

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MAYBE HE DOES HAVE REFLUX AND NEEDS TO TAKE THE MEDICINE 10 MINUTRES BEFORE HE EATS HIS MEALS AND KEEP HIS BED ELEVATED ! i HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THIS TOO AND THAT IS WHAT WE DO AND IT HAS HELPED SO MUCH!

Meghan - posted on 05/19/2011

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Wow that sounds just like my girl, Dont worry it should get better....When my daughter was about two she started throwing up at the weirdest times, and like your daughter she really didnt think it was a big deal,she kinda giggled it off like it was funny...when she laughed too hard or got the hiccups or even during hallloween, if she got scared she would scream and then throw up..lol Her father and I eventually started warning people if we were in public because we new what triggered it. My daughter is almost 11 now and she has had every g.i, allergy, ultrasound, cat scan and blood test known to man.they never could figure it out, and when she was about 8 she stopped doing it. I was told by a doctor once that her vegal vegus nerve ( a nerve that runs thought the middle and down our bodies) was probably a little more sensitive than the next. So look forward to her growing out of it,..Good luck to you and her!

Sarah - posted on 05/20/2011

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Hi Chrissie. The doctor said the muscles that hold the in the stomach are weak and food leaks back into the esophagus. This is what causes her to be sick.

Sherri - posted on 05/19/2011

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My son did this until he was about 4. He had a texture sensitivity. So if there was texture to the food he would vomit. He still has it to this day but is able to control it and is aware of it now.

Suzanne - posted on 05/19/2011

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my son did the same thing he is now almost 6 and still does it sometimes, we have figured out it is both mental and the texture of things. example if he thinkds he does not like it he will gag and throw up, or if say he finds something grainy (sandy texure) he will throw up also. once he gets the taste or feeling out he is all ready to eat and will eat lots. it has got better with age and if this is the case for dd it will get better

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User - posted on 02/15/2014

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My 4 yr old has been throwing up since he was a baby. We would always sit by the exit or bathrooms in restaurants because of his serious case of gag reflex. It does not seem to be getting any better. On the contrary actually. If he sees the tooth paste, his sister's dirty diaper, or me putting on body cream, he will just puke everywhere. It's gotten to a point where it's getting very annoying and out of hand, but I always try to be calm and clean up the mess. He has done all the tests provided by his pediatrician. Nothing was found. I feel like in some way he needs the extra attention. My husband and I are running out of ideas. We can not continue not using tooth paste, body creams, perfumes, lipgloss, any liquid soaps next to him. It has totally gotten out of hand....

Christie - posted on 05/20/2011

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we went to the doctor today, the doctor check everything and were fine.
but the gagging got soooo bad today, she actually throw up once with alot of mucus on it.
the doctor said she has a bit of cold, but if after 2 weeks still there, the doctor ask us to come back, to check for allergy and reflux---sigh

Mimi - posted on 05/20/2011

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could it possibly be from an allergy causing nasal drainage? That caused me as a child, my daughter as a child to have very similar issues! I still do to this day, unless I take sinus/allergy medicine to stop the drainage! Hope this helps. You never know, and you may have already checked this out.

Alisha - posted on 05/19/2011

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my son was the same hes almost 4 now n bearly throws up wen he was born hr would always throw up his bottels n by the time he was 3months it was like it was the normal thing to do for him n always mucusy when he wen onto foods it was the same i was forever cleaning everything n him u fell so sorry for them we did the same the allery test all came back fine n wen he was to he got a cold n turned into croup when we were at the hospitalt the docter ran all test for him n it came back that he has asthma which made his asophiges enflamed so when he would eat it would get irritated n natural reaction was to gag n bring up the food or if he was just sitting there n he felt it he would throw up it not saying that it is the same but thats what was the cause of my sons hope u find the cause soon

Christie - posted on 05/19/2011

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i tried claritin, didn't work too.
yes, she has sensitive gag reflex, when she was younger, she would gag on anything that isn't puree.
after therapy, she doing alot better

Alex - posted on 05/19/2011

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It sounds like she has a really sensitive gag reflex that is compounded by her congestion. Regular congestion is usually a sign of allergies either environmental or food based. Kids usually do grow out of the gagging/throwing up phase. But I would investigate the allergies. The excess phlegm in the back of the throat exacerbates the sensitive reflux.

Amy - posted on 05/19/2011

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Has the doctor recommended any allergy meds? It sounds like what my son goes through when he starts having post nasal drip. You may try some Zyrtec and see if that helps. She might have to take it daily for awhile.

Christie - posted on 05/19/2011

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yeah, thats what my daughter does, the weather is pretty bad right now, she keeps gagging and sometimes end up throw up mucus. thx mommies!

Kori - posted on 05/19/2011

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My daughter has thrown up constantly since she was an infant. She would just get mad and cry until she threw up. Now she will get a runny nose and cough until she throws up. She is perfectly healthy. The doctor says she will grow out of it. She is now six and is better, but occasionally when allergy or cold season hits, we keep a trash can by her bed! She does have more control now when she is awake.

Sarah - posted on 05/19/2011

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My daughter used to throw up quite a lot. The doctor said she had a week reflux. She's now 13, and still throws up occasionally, but it's getting less and less.

Cynthia - posted on 05/18/2011

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my son was the same way. he is six now and almost never does it any more. but when he was younger he would do it for no reason at all. mostly in the morning. I think he out grew it. i hopefully she will too

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