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Is it true that a child who never gets sick doesn't really improve or strengthen his immune system?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: No

There are some kids with good reserve who acquire new germs occasionally & their immune quietly recognizes them & fights them off without the process rising to the level of a recognized illness.
If we test these kids blood for immunity factors at a given age, they are as high or higher than some of the sickly ones.Most kids are not that lucky.

In brief: No

There are some kids with good reserve who acquire new germs occasionally & their immune quietly recognizes them & fights them off without the process rising to the level of a recognized illness.
If we test these kids blood for immunity factors at a given age, they are as high or higher than some of the sickly ones.Most kids are not that lucky.
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