Okay, so you be the judge.
The stomach flu you or your little one is enduring could actually be from the mucus that has continued to drain down into your or your little one's stomach, especially if your little one is coughing up mucus
However, if you are experiencing pain never hesistate to consult your and your little one's physician.
Always consult your physician.
However, if this is a reoccuring "bug" that keeps rearing its ugly head and you or your child continues to have unexplained stomach pain, mucus could be the problem!
So often, so many people say around a certain time of year that the stomach flu is going around. But if you think about it, so many people especially kids have sinus conditions because of
as well as many adults. Many kids and adults also suffer from the horrible post nasal drip...the worse, like I do! But it's due to excess mucus...ugh!
The inevitable "stomach flu" can happen really anytime but it happens in the Fall because of all of the leaves that fall on the ground. It then rains or the moisture from the morning dew builds up on the leaves, causing the leaves to grow mold.
If you are allergic to mold, your mucus will acumulate in your body and will cause you to get the post nasal drip without the sneezing.
Or your little one may produce mucus without sneezing. But if you here him/her sucking up mucus, blow his/her nose.
Well, because our 6-year old son has had the "bug" but it seemed to always come back too frequently. He would say, " mommy my stomach hurts".
Of course the first time, he told me, I took him to see his doctor. She suggested miralax and said to hold off on the milk. We did for the time suggested but his symptoms, which vary from each individual, always came back.
If you're noticing that your's or your little one's vomit seems to look sticky, that's the mucus expeling itself. It has nowhere else to go.
Our son is also plagued with allergies...poor guy. He inherited that from me mostly but also my husband.
His mucus production can be through the roof at times depending on the environment or if he eats something that he is allergic to.
Many reasons such as:
(where do you think it goes.. well it goes in your stomach)
I always tell our son..STOP sucking up your mucus, GO BLOW your nose!
when you wake up, during the day and before you go to bed...oh yeah, of course when you sneeze
WHEN your Little One Sneezes or Coughs-Be sure to BLOW his/her Nose.
As soon as you or your little one starts coughing or complains of that unexplained abdominal pain, or what some think is the stomach flu which is probably from the mucus that has been either sucked up or from post nasal drip, Go Clear The Sinuses.
Saline spray doesn't work for myself or for our 6-year-old. It doesn't clear our sinuses like the neti pot does.
We still use saline spray for our 3-year-old though. We're still working with her on blowing her nose....We're hopeful!!
That's why its so important to rid mucus from little babies with the aspirator....very imperative.
The MUCUS has no where to go but down.
Stomach flu or mucus? You decide.
Also, you or your little one may be allergic to something, either environmental or a certain food. You may want to schedule an appointment with an allergist to find out.
Here's to happy stomachs and tummies!
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Note: My allergies as well as my kiddos are not severe enough in which we need an epinephrine pen.