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A 29-year-old female asked:

why does my 3.5 year old keep getting colds, cough specially during winters. in 4 months she has been on antibiotics 3 times. how to prevent this.

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Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Recurring URI: Young children often get ill by being exposed to other children, who carry different viruses. Also, during the winter, when heat is on, there is a problem with humidification of inspired air ()which is lacking that may lead to illness. Most disturbing is the fact that most of these illnesses are viral in nature, which do not require nor respond to antibiotics. Ask pediatrician for a specialist.

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Last updated Aug 18, 2014

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