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    Default flemmy chest= dairy allergy??

    My 8 month old constantly seems to be flemmy.. I have taken him to docs and he is now on his 3rd round of anitbiotics within 6 weeks and he still sounds really bad! Just a thought .. could it be a dairy allergy causing it? when he was younger i was told by homeopath to cut dairy from my diet because he was so colicky and i think it helped. I have been eating dairy for quite a few months now and give him yoghurt and i wonder if this is causing his bad chest?
    are these familiar symptoms to an allergy?


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    I don't think it's an allergy sign, but it could be a sign of intolerance (allergy signs usually show up straight away). DS had a dairy allergy which he grew out of at about 13months. He would get a red rash on his face, starting around his mouth, within minutes of eating yoghurt.

    It would be worth asking GP about dairy intolerance although I think there would be stomach problems as well if that were the case.

    Good luck.

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    the way that you can tell if they have an intollerance is to take them off all of the food you think is causing the problem for a week. During that time, everytime they are eating, you take their resting pulse so you have a really good idea what is normal for them after the week.
    Then you give them a small amount of the offending food, and you start taking their pulse whilst they are eating it at 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 mins, 5 mins, 10 mins 15 mins.
    You are looking to see if the pulse raises at all. If it does then there is a intolerance- but if it doesn't then there isn't.

    Its sounds hard to try and keep a little one quiet, but it is effective and less envasive than intolerance tests.

    HTH and good luck

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    have you tried homeopathic medecine ?
    we have a local pharmacy which makes congestion drops for children which are fantastic but they also do reccoment you "discourage dairy" for a while too

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    Yep i agree that it may be an intolerance - not an allergy. My DD has a severe dairy allergy and within minutes breakes out in a rash on her face - an is actually anephelactic (sp?) if she injests a fair amount (need to carry an epipen with us as she'll have difficulties breathing from swelling of her throat). Try to see your peadiatrician for advice. Good luck

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