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20 Aug 2007

Coughing
My child is four years old, she is coughing a lot. If I give her cows milk, then she also coughs a lot. I then gave her Parmalat lactose reduced milk, but I can't find any of it. No stock no where. I then started giving her soya milk. But for the past week or two she started coughing a lot again. Could it be that she is allergic to the soya as well. What would you suggest I try. Goats or rice milk. Or any alternative info, I would gladly appreciate.

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01 Jan 0001

Dear Lizet
It is essential that you have your 4-year-old assessed by a Paediatrician because she may not be allergic to cow's milk or soya milk, but instead be sensitive to anyone of the hundreds of other allergens that can cause coughing (animal hairs, dust, house mites, grasses, pollen, eggs, etc). Self-diagnosis is not a good idea as you could be cutting out vital foods that your child needs for normal growth when all the time she is allergic to another factor. Let's first see what the allergy tests indicate before you put her on other types of milk.
Best regards
DietDoc
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