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A 58-year-old female asked about a male:

One and half year old baby gets fever and cough due to tonsillitis. what should be the usual routine to prevent its infection?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Hard to prevent: Toddlers touch people and touch everything. That makes it hard to prevent common colds and common throat infections. Toddlers also tend to play with other young kids. Kids cough and sneeze on one another, so it is hard to prevent infections. Try keeping toddlers far away from anybody who is has cold or cough symptoms, but sometimes that is not possible to do.
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