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I work at a daycare and constantly get sick. Know any good ways to go about boosting my immune system?

I work at a daycare and constantly get sick. Know any good ways to go about boosting my immune system?

Vitamin D: According to an increasing number of studies, people with adequate vitamin d levels are less likely to get colds, the flu, etc.. Echinacea, zinc lozenges, and elderberry extract can all be useful to shorten the duration and intensity of a cold if taken regularly within the first 24 hours of symptoms. Agree with good hand washing and keeping them away from your face, and with getting flu shot. ...Read more

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What vitamins can I give 21m old to prevent sickness/ help build immune system? She has started daycare and seems to be sick all the time.

What vitamins can I give  21m old to prevent sickness/ help build immune system? She has started daycare and seems to be sick all the time.

Doesn't help: Supplements or vitamins would only be helpful if the kid was deficient in their diet.They do not "boost" anything & end up in their urine within a day.The average preschool kid will have 5-7 URI's & 2-3 episodes of diarrhea/yr. After an initial break in period, they often settle into less frequent illness. Home solo care cuts the numbers some but not by much. ...Read more

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Is there any validity to the comment " exposing baby to sickness builds their immune system"? I had a premmie baby who starts daycare soon very skepti

Is there any validity to the comment " exposing baby to sickness builds their immune system"? I had a premmie baby who starts daycare soon very skepti

Yes: That and vaccines is how we all develop our immune resistance. In the pre-daycare world, kids had the same result with family gatherings or church nursery.By the time of school entry, most dropped illness frequency from 5-7/yr to 3-5. Premis are a diverse group.Some have no special needs as they approach day care and others may have issues.Your doc should guide you on specifics. ...Read more

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Aside from hand-washing, getting flu shot, etc., what are some good ways to boost the immune system during cold/flu season & avoid getting sick?

Aside from hand-washing, getting flu shot, etc., what are some good ways to boost the immune system during cold/flu season & avoid getting sick?

Great question!: Many people have opinions about "how" to boost the immune system. Practically speaking, there is no correct answer to this. The immune system is very complex and I am not aware of anything in particular that will globally "boost" this. A good diet, regular exercise, and an appropriate amount of sleep are good things along with the things that you are doing. ...Read more

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What should I do to boost my immune system when I feel like i'm about to get sick?

What should I do to boost my immune system when I feel like i'm about to get sick?

Ask your mother...: Just kidding. Sometimes the best medicine is to get lots of rest to let yiur body heal itself. Also, try and drink lots of fluids. Linus pauling swore by vitamin c. Most viruses need to run their course so you just need to support your body. Makibg healthier food choices would also help. ...Read more

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How can you boost your immune system? I get sick easily and i just want to know how i can boost my immune system.

How can you boost your immune system? I get sick easily and i just want to know how i can boost my immune system.

Immunity: Good diet, exercise, plenty of rest, daily multivitamin, taking all prescribed medications.......And getting into an immunologist to evaluate your immune system. ...Read more

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I work with children and I am constantly getting a virus, cold etc. How can I boost my immune system so i can stay healthy?

I work with children and I am constantly getting a virus, cold etc. How can I boost my immune system so i can stay healthy?

Hand care: The key to staying healthy around children is constant hand washing and/or hand sanitizer. There is no magic diet or pill to 'boost' the immune system. ...Read more

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Hi, i get sick very often with anything that's floating around. What's the best dietary or lifestyle change I can make to boost my immune system?

Hi, i get sick very often with anything that's floating around. What's the best dietary or lifestyle change I can make to boost my immune system?

No sure way.: Staying in good physical shape with regular exercises (not extreme exercises) and a healthy diet may be helpful. Blood vitamin d3 should be optimal since vitamin d3 has been shown to be an important immune regulator. I would like to see the 25 oh vitamin d3 level to be around 60 to 80 ng though the recommended level is above 30 ng.Consider seeing an allergist for an immune evaluation. ...Read more

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What medication can I get to boost my immune system as I often get sick...I don't have any allergies but also im not picking up any weight even though I eat a lot ?

What medication can I get to boost my immune system as I often get sick...I don't have any allergies but also im not picking up any weight even though I eat a lot  ?

No. Not that simple.: Also, many "non-medical" supplements, foods, herbs, and techniques are claimed to "boost" the immune system, but none have been proven effective. The immune system is complex, and "boosting" it to make it act stronger is not always a good thing. In conditions like arthritis, thyroid disease, diabetes type 1, lupus, eczema, etc..., the immune system is over-acting and damaging the patient's organs. ...Read more

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How can I boost my immune system? I keep on getting sick because i work around sick patients every day, for the past two years. Taking too much abx.

Hard to boost immune: System..If you work around sick people (as anyone in health care field does ) the best protection is to wash your hands frequently (but moisturize afterwards)&don't touch your eyes or nose. I know of no specific way to boost an otherwise healthy immune system.Other than eating healthfully , exercising , &getting 7-8 hrs. Sleep..Which can be hard to do in our busy world-but are so important .. ...Read more

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I've been constantly sick for the past month. How do I get my immune system back to normal?

I've been constantly sick for the past month. How do I get my immune system back to normal?

Sick: If you have received antibiotics, get some probiotics to get your gut normal flora back to normal. Drink plenty fluids, eat fresh fruits and vegetable, no junk food, no alcohol. ...Read more

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I always get sick what could this be what is the best way to boost my immune system ?

I always get sick what could this be   

what is the best way to boost my immune system        ?

Immunity: The best way to boost your immunity is to pamper your body: get 7 to 8 hours of sleep at night, eat well, maintain a proper weight, exercise regularly, and don't smoke! ...Read more

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I read that more vitamin c doesn't necessarily boost immune system, but if you didnt get much, then started eating good diet daily- this is helpful?

I read that more vitamin c doesn't necessarily boost immune system, but if you didnt get much, then started eating good diet daily- this is helpful?

Right: Eating a diet rich in antioxidants is considered healthy. Vitamin C does not have proven effect on your immune system but vitamin D3 may help better regulate your immune system. ...Read more

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Ways i can boost my immune system? I work 2 jobs with 65 hours a week in total, i don't sleep much and i eat once a day. Is this a contributor?

Ways i can boost my immune system? I work 2 jobs with 65 hours a week in total, i don't sleep much and i eat once a day. Is  this  a contributor?

Immune system: Life style and diet certainly effects your immune system. You are working very hard, but i would find a way to take a few snacks during the day e.g. A handful of nuts or a health bar. Try to find a way to get more sleep or try to take a nap. Take a multivitamin daily. ...Read more

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Need good ways to boost your immune system?

Need good ways to boost your immune system?

Be healthy: There is no proven way to boost your immune system, other than to eat a healthy diet, avoid tobacco, and get the recommended vaccinations. ...Read more

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Hello. I'd like to know what I can do for boosting my immune system. I have 3 children under 10 yes old and they are always sick. it takes me so much longer 4 me to recover.

Hello. I'd like to know what I can do for boosting my immune system. I have 3 children under 10 yes old and they are always sick.  it takes me so much longer 4 me to recover.

Eat right, exercise.: Your immune system get healthy when you are and also when it gets challenged.

Studies prove that minor ailments to the body are one of the stimulus to the immune system and the immune system gets a boost from them.

Regular exercise is another way. Eating right and also adding vitamins are other ways to improve your immune functionality. Good luck with your efforts. ...Read more

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How can I boost my immune system? I've tried many things and they don't seem to work.

What's the prob: The immune system has many facets, what are you trying to achieve? An immune deficiency is best diagnosed by an allergist/immunologist and they can guide you on how to treat it. ...Read more

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I have been intentionally exposing myself to sick people. Will this boost my immune system?

Depends: It depends on the disease. I'd avoid exposing yourself to hiv, hepatitis c, or ebola virus (for example). If you expose yourself to people with colds, you may develop immunity to that particular cold virus. Unfortunately, that won't protect you against the next season's cold virus. Eating street food in india may strengthen your intestinal immunity, but not in an enjoyable way. ...Read more

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What happens if a person doesn't ever get sick, does their immune system still get stronger?

What happens if a person doesn't ever get sick, does their immune system still get stronger?

Immunity: I assume you are alluding to viral infections and urti? Some people have a good natural immune system that fights off viruses, they are not invincible though! ...Read more

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I want to boost my immune system, lose weight & get heathy, please help?

I want to boost my immune system, lose weight & get heathy, please help?

Evaluation first: This requires a comprehensive approach such as including history exam and testing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to make sure i never get sick? Im moving in with my grandparents and my grandpa has an immune system disease

Is it possible to make sure i never get sick? Im moving in with my grandparents and my grandpa has an immune system disease

No: even if you live in a germ-free room without venturing outside it, there is still a risk that you may get an infection. Recommend that you get your immunization updated and use frequent hand-washing. If you catch a cold or get infected, stay away from your grandpa unless you have fully recovered. ...Read more

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What happens when a person stops consuming supplements that are supposed to support or stimulate the immune system? Will the person get sick?

What happens when a person stops consuming supplements that are supposed to support or stimulate the immune system? Will the person get sick?

Probably nothing: There are no supplements or medications currently available that have been rigorously proven to "boost" the immune system so you will not get sick when you stop them. Good nutrition, a healthy diet, exercise, avoid smoking, adequate sleep-these are more likely to help the immune system and your overall health.
More info: http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-to-boost-your-immune-system ...Read more

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I have allergies all yr long. Does that mean my immune system is extra vigilant to all invaders or does it mean that I am more likely to get sick?

I have allergies all yr long.  Does that mean my immune system is extra vigilant to all invaders or does it mean that I am more likely to get sick?

Not all invaders: Your body is indeed hypervigilant but not to all invaders, only to those you are sensitized to. Allergies develop because your body recognizes specific things as foreign and over-reacts to them. If your allergy symptoms involve irritated and swollen nasal tissue, open skin lesions, things like these can make you more prone to infections. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat when you have a cold? I know there's no cure, but which foods are best to help w/symptoms or boosting the immune system?

What are good foods to eat when you have a cold? I know there's no cure, but which foods are best to help w/symptoms or boosting the immune system?

No difference: Sorry to burst any bubbles about diet, infections, and the immune system. But the foods you eat or avoid will make no difference in your cold symptoms or how quickly it clears up. Just maintain a normal diet, with increased fluids if you have fever. Whatever tastes good and goes down easy will be just fine. ...Read more

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If I regularly consume a supplement that helps my immune system, will my immune system become dependent on the supplement? Will I get sick if I stop?

If I regularly consume a supplement that helps my immune system, will my immune system become dependent on the supplement? Will I get sick if I stop?

No: There are no supplements to help the immune system. What you are taking is only lightening your wallet and not doing any good for you or your immune system.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What is a good multivitamin for men to take to boost their immune system?

What is a good multivitamin for men to take to boost their immune system?

No magic pill: Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. Supplements should be used selectively to supplement a healthy diet. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you get sick as a child does it affect your immune system?

Doubtful: There is some suggestion that early use of antibiotics and frequent use of tylenol (acetaminophen) may increase the risk for asthma. Overall, your childhood illnesses are unlikely to affect your immune system in adulthood. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if our body has strong immune system then how come we get sick?

Nothings perfect: Our immune system keeps us from getting sick more than we know but influenza constantly mutates so it can get around the immune system. On the other hand if our immune system is too strong it attacks our own body like rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, or the terrible skin disorder pyoderma gangrenosum. ...Read more