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What can i give my 3 year old daughter monthly to boost her immune system? she has had the flu, bronchitis and gastro twice since the beginning of the year. thanks

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Give ?: In spite of advertising claim there are no real "immune boosters". A kid who gets proper balanced nutrition, proper rest & exercise will have their best immune function. At that age they are expected to get 3-5 respiratory & 1-2 diarrhea illnesses/yr. After age 5 they are sick less after building their immune system with earlier illnesses. Give supplements if you wish, they end up in pee or poop.

Answered 2/21/2020

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Prevention: Prevent illness by washing toys, linens and hands with antibacterial soap. Avoid contact with individuals who are ill and a yearly flu vaccination will help to keep your daughter healthy.

Answered 4/24/2023

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