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I have 5 yr old who always has a cold or throat infection. What can be done to avoid the infections?
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: 5 year old
Five year old children can have anywhere from 6to a dozen colds or respiratory infections a year because of lack of adult levels of immunity.
This is especially true if your child is in a day care center. Also, each infection helps to stimulate his immune system so that he will reach adult levels of immunity.

In brief: 5 year old
Five year old children can have anywhere from 6to a dozen colds or respiratory infections a year because of lack of adult levels of immunity.
This is especially true if your child is in a day care center. Also, each infection helps to stimulate his immune system so that he will reach adult levels of immunity.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Be seen
Recurrent acute infections can often be curtailed significantly be removal of the tonsils and it adenoids.

In brief: Be seen
Recurrent acute infections can often be curtailed significantly be removal of the tonsils and it adenoids.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
In brief: Consult with a
Pediatric otolaryngologist.
Your 5-yr-old may have tonsils which need to be removed.

In brief: Consult with a
Pediatric otolaryngologist.
Your 5-yr-old may have tonsils which need to be removed.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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