Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mom | 2008-11-06


Phlegm and dairy

Dear Doc,
My 5 month old had the RS virus when she was 3 weeks old and ever since then had problems with coughing and phlegm on the chest. The pead said there was nothing we could do. I then went to a homeopath whom suggested we change from cow formula to soya milk formula. After two weeks the cough was gone and the chest cleared. Does this mean she has a sensitivity to dairy and that the dairy is causing the phlegm in her chest? The soya milk is causing constipation and i have to give her galactose. Is it better to put her on anti hystamine when she turns 6 months or should i continue with galactose and soya milk? Apologies for all these questions but i am at a loss!!

Expert's Reply



The only way to be certain is to ask your paediatrician to test your baby for cow's milk and also soya allergy. The test is called a RAST test. If the tests are negative she can go back onto a cow's milk formula.

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