Blue vomit

  1. 0 What would cause blue-ish, foamy vomit? Only thing I can think of ingesting something blue...

    ***Note, I am not inquiring about a diagnosis or anything of the like, just curious. A friend was talking about a sick relative and mentioned blue foamy vomit and she and I both thought that was odd...
  2. Enjoy this?

    Join thousands and get our weekly Nursing Insights newsletter with the hottest discussions, articles, and toons.

  3. Visit  Yuppers21 profile page

    About Yuppers21, BSN

    Yuppers21 has '3' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med/Surg, ICU'. Joined Oct '10; Posts: 159; Likes: 126.

    10 Comments so far...

  4. Visit  semester1kid profile page
    Accidental boric acid poisoning can cause a blue-ish/greenish vomit - this is a substance used in pesticides, antiseptics, etc. It is an emergency and can be fatal if immediate care is not sought. Urgent watery diarrhea is also prevelent along with abdominal pain, cramping, etc...I'm going to guess that death did not occur given the casual nature of your inquiry
    Last edit by semester1kid on Nov 17, '10
  5. Visit  Yuppers21 profile page
    Wow, that is really interesting! No, I don't believe that would be what this person had since as far as I know he stayed home and roughed it out and is doing better now. I tried finding more info about what causes the blue-green vomit in boric acid poisoning, but haven't found anything as of yet. Is that just the color the substance turns once ingested?
  6. Visit  anonymousstudent profile page
    How about...some kind of weird cleaning chemical in the toilet that reacted with the vomit once it hit the water and created the appearance of blue though it really wasn't upon exit? The vomit was probably acidic, it's possible.

    Just an idea, btw, I don't know for sure.
  7. Visit  LuckyinKY profile page
    Blue jello? I know that green jello made my son's poop lime green, so maybe the same principal applies to vomit?
    on eagles wings likes this.
  8. Visit  teeniebert profile page
    Quote from LuckyinKY
    Blue jello? I know that green jello made my son's poop lime green, so maybe the same principal applies to vomit?
    The newer REALLY BLUE and/or REALLY GREEN cake frosting?
  9. Visit  LuckyinKY profile page
    Quote from teeniebert
    The newer REALLY BLUE and/or REALLY GREEN cake frosting?
    Oh yeah, I forgot icing will do it too, lol. Red icing makes for nasty poop.
  10. Visit  nursel56 profile page
    [color="deepskyblue"]cool blue slurpee?
  11. Visit  Yuppers21 profile page
    These are all very good (and creative!) ideas, lol! Another interesting tid bit I learned about when talking to my friend again is that the person had been vomiting normal (whatever that is) colored vomit all day, but ended with this blue foamy stuff. Weird!
  12. Visit  happy2learn profile page
    Blue raspberry jello shots.....

    My vomit is usually colored by what I recently ate that day.

    I've had pink vomit... the Pepto did not work obviously.
  13. Visit  Maladroit profile page
    I had a boyfriend that was puking, so he drank gatorade to rehydrate and then started puking purple, haha. In that case it is totally normal! It was frothy too, but idk in the case you asked about.

Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.