Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Charlene | 2009/07/02


Coughing and Phlem

Good day,

My son is 9wks old.Before I went on holiday to JHB, he had chest xrays done for his coughing but the results were normal.his nose would always get blocked in the morning and evenings but now he seems to have a cold.He also has a chesty cough and has phlem on his chest which he sometimes manages to cough out. I did speak to my ped who prescribed Nyelin Syrup &  said I should just continue with it.He sometimes coughs alot at night &  early morning but not all the time. My ped also said it will take a while for the cough to go away. Could the NAN formula be making his chest heavy? He has also developed a rash behind his ears, on his neck and tummy.

WHat should I do?

Expert's Reply



Yes, I agree with you, your baby could well be allergic to the milk formula. Try NAN HA and see if he improves. If not he should be seen by a paediatric allergist and properly diagnosed and treated.

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