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hi, my baby seem to have phlegm almost everyday. no fever or signs of being sick. just sudden flow of mucus from her nose daily. is she allergic of cow's milk? shd I be looking to change her milk to soy based?



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Roxanne Lau answered:
Thanks for your question! Our Healthcare Expert will be answering some questions every week but in the meantime, here's a little tip from our Careline! The chances of one to suffer from cow’s milk allergy increases when either one of the parent or both parents or siblings do have a family history of allergy. However, most children tend to outgrow of any possible allergies when they turned after 1 year old or after 18 months old. Children who suffer from a milk allergy usually have symptoms developed soon after the child has consumed the milk. They will show symptoms such as wheezing, trouble breathing, coughing, hoarseness, throat tightness, stomach upset, vomiting, diarrhea, itchy, watery, or swollen eyes, hives, red spots, swelling or a drop in blood pressure causing lightheadedness or loss of consciousness. Some children may only develop the allergy symptoms such as loose stools (possibly with blood), vomiting or gagging, refusal to eat, irritability or colic, skin rashes, like eczema, after hours or days from consuming the milk. It is also important to observe the colour of the mucus of your child as it may be difficult to tell if your child is suffering from colds or allergies. A sudden flow of mucus for days do not necessarily mean that your child is allergic to cow’s milk especially when the child has been on cow’s milk with no allergic symptoms appearing before. It may be cause by other external factors. Hence, it is important to consult the doctor to accurately diagnose on whether it is a cold or an allergy.


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Xiao2Hui answered:
A sudden flow of mucus may be due to dust or to certain objects in the surroundings that the child is sensitive to, and the main cause may not be cow's milk. It is important to check with your doctor on what could be the main cause!


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