Posted by: Angelique | 2006/10/31


Excessive phlem

Hi Doc,

My son is 13 mths old and has been relatively healthy besides stomatits recently and the occassional runny nose.
He is currently drinking Isomil 2. I have attempted to start him on cows milk, but this resulted in him vomiting, so i began introducing him to Nido. He seems to enjoy it especially when cold.
I have now realised that if he drinks too much Nido, he becomes very phlemy but doesn't bring up the phlem.
His paed gave us some Berotec.Flemeze which I only use when he really wheezes badly.
I now substitute a sppon of Isomil with Nido instead of giving him a full Nido bottle. Last night however he started coughing and i thought he would throw up, because I could hear how he was suffering.

Should i stop the Nido completely and just continue with the Isomil?

Expert's Reply



You have made your own diagnosis here of milk allergy, but have gone on to give your son Nido which is really a full cream milk formula.Stop the Nido immediately and give him the Isomil.He must not have any dairy products. He should outgrow this allergy after the age of 3 years or so, but be very careful with milk until then.

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Posted by: Anita | 2006/10/31

Hi Angelique

I would suggest to rather take him off of Nido and put him on NAN HA. This is normally recommended when a child might be allergic to dairy products. Before you do this, you have to however get that stubborn phlem loose and out. I found that nebulising my LO with Combivent, really helped loosten the phlem. You can only get this on prescription though.

I would suggest in investing in a nebuliser. As soon as my son becomes chesty, I nebulise him with either Combivent, if he has a lot of phlem, or eucalyptus oil.

Good luck

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