Food that causes phlegm

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Food that causes phlegm

Postby xueyan » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:21 am


My ds is having running nose and cough again. He has a lot of phlegm. THis time round when we brought him to the doctor, we were told that the phelgm gets in to the lungs and causes blockage. If this recur in a few months' time it will be diagnose as asthma.

I have noticed that ds is always having a lot of phlegm. Does some food causes him to have them. The regular food i give him include :

- cod liver oil in the morning
- Scott Emulsion mixed berries pastille
- Wolfberries, red dates and dried scallop for his soup
- fish
- Fruits like pears, apples
- Milk powder Mamil
- Eggs - soft boiled or hard boiled

Ds goes to full day child care and he is 3 years old.

I am dead worried. Are the above foods causing him to have phlegm? Will taking bird nest rectify this problem? What about cordyceps? Shall i bring him to a TCM doc?


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Re: Food that causes phlegm

Postby e3nity » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:12 am

I ask Ds cc to avoid giving him bananas as it cause alot of phlegm.. I avoid givin Ds sweets and chocolates.. In short sweet stuff.. Fruits such as oranges and grapes are avoided as well..

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Re: Food that causes phlegm

Postby mandy10_1982 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:33 am

I heard tt lemon can help to "cut" mucus, n help w clearing phlegm? any1 knws it it helps? We have tried cutting milk and sweet stuff out of my girl's diet.

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Re: Food that causes phlegm

Postby Happystar328 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:48 pm

Pls avoid food

- milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream
- cookies, pastries, sweets, candies
- Citrus fruits especially orange and bananas they are consider healthy fruit but not so good bad for respiratory system (Asthma) or if you are down with cough and flu.
- For fruits only give like watermelon, payaya, honeydew and sometime grapes
- fast food, French fries, deep fried

Hope it helps most important drink lots of water and rest well.
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Re: Food that causes phlegm

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