• 07Aug

    On recommendation of a friend who also feeds her son with Fluimucil to expel phlegm, I bought a pack from the pharmacy to try it on Sherilyn. Initially I tried Pei Pa Koa but had to stop that when I realized that it caused her to have loose bowels several times in a day. The same thing happened to Cass who was also fed Pei Pa Koa to expel her phlegm. Alycia was the only one who did not consume Pei Pa Koa and she did not suffer from loose bowel, so I surmised that it must be the Pei Pa Koa that caused loose bowel in Sherilyn and Cass.

    Next I tried store bought Ivy leaves cough syrup but that did not seem to reduce the phlegm. So I decided to give Fluimucil a try. Though it did help in reducing the phlegm and cough substantially, Sherilyn had tummy upset and purged 3-4 times in a day. She soiled her pants when she let out gas. Another time was a big scene but thank God it was at home on a Sunday. She dirtied the room floor with her loose faeces, which splattered onto the cupboard and drawers! I spent over an hour cleaning up the mess and disinfecting the room! I suspect that one of the side effects of Fluimucil on Sherilyn is that it had caused her tummy upset and loose bowel but this is not conclusive. I also surmised that cough syrups in general had caused Sherilyn loose bowel movement and tummy upset.

    My drama queen took over half an hour to finish half a mug of Fluimucil effervescent with water. Actually the smell / taste ain’t that bad. If I can stomach it down, so can anyone, as I am one who can totally not swallow any syrupy meds.

  • 31May

    When Cass had a bad bout of productive cough recently, it never crossed my mind to feed her with King To Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa – the most trusted brand of cough syrup used by many for decades. King To Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa is so popular that it is even listed in Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia.

    It was when Cass kept producing a very ‘phlegmy’ sound when she coughed that my mil and hubs urged me to bring her to the paed’s clinice to get some cough syrup. But I was determined not to feed her with cough mixture after reading about deaths in toddlers resulting from cough mixture consumption in the newspapers recently. When I opened the kitchen cabinet to get my vitamins, I saw the bottle of Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa seated on the shelf. I took it out, read the instructions and then gave Cass 1/3 teaspoon. Thank God Cass tolerated the taste and texture of the Pei Pa Koa and did not throw up like Alycia and Sherilyn used to. After 3 days on Pei Pa Koa (2-3x a day), the ‘phlegmy’ sound was totally gone. Cass was healed from her cough and phlegm. Since Alycia and Sherilyn also got the cough bugs from mil and Cass, I fed them with Pei Pa Koa too. They too stopped coughing after a few doses.

    While Pei Pa Koa was effective in treating my girls from cough and phlegm, it may not work on your child. Every child is different. If you are doubtful of feeding your child with Pei Pa Koa, it is best to bring him/her to the doctor.

    Extracted from Wikipedia :
    Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa or simply Pei Pa Koa is a Traditional Chinese natural herbal remedy used for the relief of sore throat, coughs, hoarseness, and loss of voice. It is a throat demulcent and expectorant. Today, it is manufactured and sold by Nin Jiom Medicine Manufactory Limited, a Hong Kong corporation. It is available worldwide. In the name of the company, “King-to” means “capital”, referring to Peking, and “Nin Jiom” means “in memory of my mother”. “Pei Pa Koa” means “Loquat syrup

    Pei Pa Koa is made up of a blend of herbal ingredients[3] including the fritillary bulb (Fritillariae cirrhosae, Chinese: ???), loquat leaf (Eriobotrya japonica, Chinese: ???), ladybell root (Adenophora stricta, Chinese: ???), Indian bread (Wolfiporia extensa, Chinese: ??), pomelo peel (Citrus maxima, Chinese: ???), chinese bellflower root (Platycodon grandiflorum, Chinese: ??), pinellia rhizome (Pinellia ternata, Chinese: ??), Schisandra seed (Schisandra chinensis, Chinese: ???), Trichosanthes seed (Trichosanthes cucumerina, Chinese: ???), coltsfoot flower (Tussilago farfara, Chinese: ???), thinleaf milkwort root (Polygala tenuifolia, Chinese: ??), bitter apricot kernel (Prunus armeniaca, Chinese: ???), fresh ginger (Zingiber officinale, Chinese: ??), licorice root (Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Chinese: ??),[4] and menthol in a syrup and honey base; giving the cough syrup a favorable taste.

    The above is NOT a medical advice. It is only based on my own experience and observation on my own children.

  • 26May

    After 3 weeks of flu and a productive cough (with thick greenish phlegm) WITHOUT feeding  her with any medication, my 4YO baby girl is A-OK now!  Good thing I did not listen to my hubs to bring her to the paed’s clinic.  I am pro anti-antibiotics and anti-cough meds for my kids and for myself. In some countries, cough mixture for kids is banned. I know what sort of havoc antibiotics can wreck to one’s body.  Yeast infection, diarrhea, tummy discomfort, nausea, resistance to antibiotics, the list goes.  These are some of the side effects of antibiotics and I had experienced all these side-effects myself and  absolutely HATED the side effects. I had seen how my girls suffered each time they were fed with antibiotics when they were younger.  My 4YO baby girl has had antibiotics more than her body needed for the first 15 months of her raw life where she had no choice but to be put on daily oral prophylactic antibiotics with almost monthly powerful doses of antibiotics jabs and drips as a result of the monthly UTI attacks which resulted from her past Grade III Kidney Reflux and Duplex System of the urinary tract.  Anyway, that’s past, thank you Lord! That is why I do not want to burden her kidneys, liver and body with any more oral meds if I can help it.   I rather treat her body the natural way, albeit the recovery period will be longer than if she were given antibiotics and meds.  And yes, do you know how I managed to get rid of all the irritating phlegm from Cass?  That will be in my next post…

  • 23Feb

    Alycia and Sherilyn are very prone to throat infection, no thanks to their daddy and mummy’s genes as both hubs and I have tonsils and are very prone to throat infection too. For me, it is under control now as I watch what I eat all the time (and have very strong will power too!) and I eat pretty healthily and exercise to keep myself healthy and fit.  For Alycia and Sherilyn, I try to control what they eat too, i.e. by keeping deep fried food, spicy food and junk food to the minimum and make them drink plenty of plain water as well as ensure that they eat fresh fruits and veggie everyday. But what they eat in school and beyond my radar is out of my control.  Sometimes, there are people who give them ‘forbidden food’ out of love, which is also beyond my control.

    Alycia has been down with a chesty cough and runny nose for the past 3 days.  Thanks to the nightly sea salt water gargling, she did not get any sore throat though.  She just has lots of phlegm and a runny nose.  Also thanks to my most trusted Esberitox and Manuka honey, she is now recovering, without having to visit the doctor’s office.   Getting rid of phlegm in kids is pretty tough as they do not know the technique of forcing out and spitting out the phlegm.  Thus, whenever my girls have phlegm, most of the time the phlegm will be expelled naturally through vomiting.   Last night, about an hour after dinner, Alycia threw up.  All that she ate came pouring out, together with a bucketful of slimy phlegm!  It’s a good thing that she threw up because after puking, her throat cleared up and today there is lesser phlegm obstructing her throat.  The only side effect she is getting after puking is that she has turned into a freckled face girl!  I shall post pix of her freckled face next and tell you why this has happened.


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I am a WFHM with 3 beautiful girls - Alycia, Sherilyn and Cassandra. I quit the job that I love to stay home with my 3 angels as that's what I've always wanted to do. I am a health freak, fitness freak and a clean freak too. I love to eat and live healthily and I want my kids and hubby to do the same too. Apart from being obsessed with good health, I am obsessed with fashion! I own an online store that sells ladies and kids clothing. Check out my online store at Old & New Stuff For Sale

I always believe that your health is your wealth and if you have good health, that's the best gift you can ever ask for from God.

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