My Lo is 11 months old and down with flu n cough. His runny nose is getting better but his phlegm seems forever there. Doc gave cough syrup that is supposed to help with phlegm but doesn't seem to help. Any effective medication to help rid phlegm? fluimucil?

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Yes flumicil is to help loosen phlegm. Besides medication, it's also best to cut down on mucus producing food. One big culprit will be dairy - milk, cheese, yogurt etc. Here's a list of to eat and to avoid: To avoid: – Dairy products (yogurt, milk, sour cream, cottage cheese, ice cream, butter, ghee) – All corn products – Eggs – Sugary treats (cookies, cake, pies, pastries) – Wheat (bread, pretzels, buns, bagels, muffins, etc.) – Deep fried foods – All soy products – Safflower/sunflower oil – Jams and jellies – High-fat red meat – Alcohol – Caffeine To eat: – Radishes (red, daikon, horseradish, you name it – one of that best mucus-cleansers out there!) – All leafy greens and herbs – Cauliflower and broccoli – Garlic – Celery – Asparagus – Bamboo shoots – Onions – Ginger and turmeric – Citrus fruits (lemons, limes, grapefruits, oranges, kumquats, etc.) – Pineapple – Berries – Brussels sprouts – Hot peppers Read more at

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