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What can I do to boost my 5 year-old's immune system? It seems like he is always sick with colds and frequently seems run down.

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Dr. James Millen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Medical evaluation

First-good medical evaluation - if ok, focus on healthy diet and healthy exercise regimen.

In brief: Medical evaluation

First-good medical evaluation - if ok, focus on healthy diet and healthy exercise regimen.
Dr. James Millen
Dr. James Millen
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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
regular/consistent sleep is also a bonus!
Dr. Suresh Anand
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Frequent colds

Children up to age 3 or 4 may normally get frequent colds and upper respiratory viral infections.
If a child or adult gets frequent sinus infection or pneumonia, immunoglobulins by blood test should be checked. Low gamma globulin can cause frequent infections. For repeated colds, proper allergy evaluation and treatment, including immunotherapy should be considered. An allergist can help.

In brief: Frequent colds

Children up to age 3 or 4 may normally get frequent colds and upper respiratory viral infections.
If a child or adult gets frequent sinus infection or pneumonia, immunoglobulins by blood test should be checked. Low gamma globulin can cause frequent infections. For repeated colds, proper allergy evaluation and treatment, including immunotherapy should be considered. An allergist can help.
Dr. Suresh Anand
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