A 36-year-old male asked:
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
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
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.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjhanswered
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
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.
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Last updated Feb 21, 2020
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