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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you boost your immune system? I get sick easily and i just want to know how i can boost my immune system.
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?
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
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evaluation first: This requires a comprehensive approach such as including history exam and testing. ...Read more