What Is The Mucus In Baby Poop?
Mucus poop is the mucus like snot and jelly mixed in baby's stool, which is called mucus poop.
Why Is There Mucus In Your Baby's Poop?
The mucus in feces is caused by the discharge of intestinal mucus along with the feces. The mucus in intestine is secreted by goblet cells in the epithelial cells of intestinal mucosa, forming a layer of mucus on the surface of the intestine to protect the intestinal mucosa from various damages and lubricate the intestine, which is the basis of the immune barrier of the intestinal mucosa.
If there is no mucus, poop cannot smoothly out of the body, so the normal stool itself is mixed with mucus, some will be attached to the stool surface.
Of course, if the intestinal epithelial cells are stimulated by inflammation, including various infectious or non-infectious factors, they will protectively increase mucus secretion, and at this time, in addition to mucus stool, there will be other abnormal symptoms.
The common causes in infants are food allergy and infectious enteritis.
What Symptoms Does The Baby Have When Excreting Poop With Mucus?
Does mucous in baby's poop belong to diarrhoea? In fact, this is not necessarily the case. If your baby has mucus, don't worry. It may be normal or inflammatory, infectious or non-infectious, not necessarily diarrhea. You can observe the cause first. If it is accompanied by fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea and poor diet, please consult a doctor to help judge, or go to the nearest hospital or clinic for examination.
Under What Circumstances Should The Baby Defecating Mucus Poop Go To The Hospital For Treatment?
When the baby has mucus stool, pay attention to the following conditions:
A lot of mucus stool
- Red or black stool
- Pus and blood stool
- The number of stools increased more than 3 times than normal
- Dilution of stool, water sample, etc.
- Discomfort such as abdominal distension, abdominal pain or vomiting
- Generate heat
- Diet and mental condition are worse than before
If your baby has any of the above abnormalities, it is recommended to consult a doctor or go to the pediatric or digestive department of the hospital for examination in time.
How To Relieve/Reduce Mucus In Baby's Poop?
- If the baby just has increased mucus in stool, has no abnormal stool characteristics and color such as diarrhea, is in good general condition, has a normal diet, and does not need special treatment, pay attention to keep the abdomen warm, eat digestible food, and observe the condition of stool.
- If it is caused by intestinal food allergy, or a little bloodshot in your baby's stool, it can be relieved after avoiding allergens for several days.
- If it is caused by intestinal infection, besides the excretion of mucus stool, most of them will be accompanied by diarrhea, vomiting, fever and other symptoms. At this time, prevention of dehydration is the key, and oral rehydration therapy is needed. Most acute infectious enteritis don't need anti-infection treatment, so don't take medicine blindly when your baby has excreted mucus stool. You can take oral rehydration under the guidance of a doctor. If necessary, you can take stool culture and other examinations to clarify the condition, and then take acupuncture intervention.
What Do You Need To Pay Attention To In Daily Life?
Can the baby be vaccinated during mucus defecation?
- If the baby just discharges mucus, does not affect the vaccination. However, if there are other abnormalities, that is, under the condition that the etiology of the baby's mucus stool is not clear, it is recommended to suspend the vaccination, and the vaccination can be carried out only after the clear cause does not affect the vaccination or the primary disease is cured.
What are the potential illnesses associated with baby's mucus stool?
- There are many causes for baby mucinous stool, which can be commonly divided into infectious and non-infectious types.
- The common disease of infectious mucous stool is enteritis caused by infection of various bacteria or viruses, such as dysentery, rotavirus diarrhea, and Escherichia coli infection. Generally, there is more mucus and it is accompanied by fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and hematochezia.
- The common diseases of non-infectious mucinous stool include accelerated intestinal peristalsis or increased intestinal secretion due to stimulation such as abdominal cold, food allergy or intolerance, and improper diet. The mucus in stool is generally less, with occasional bloody stool.