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My daughter is constantly getting a cold. What can we do to boost her imune sistem?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Get older

This is what life and immune systems are all about.
We are simply meant to get sick a lot when we are young. Our immune systems work by memory. Each illness gets remembered and get fought off better the next time your body sees it. Thus we get sick far less as adults. In addition, kids who are exposed to lots of other kids, and thus infections get sick more. Day care, school and siblings, etc.

In brief: Get older

This is what life and immune systems are all about.
We are simply meant to get sick a lot when we are young. Our immune systems work by memory. Each illness gets remembered and get fought off better the next time your body sees it. Thus we get sick far less as adults. In addition, kids who are exposed to lots of other kids, and thus infections get sick more. Day care, school and siblings, etc.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
No problem. Just waking up to a sick baby myself!
Dr. Joshua Chesir
Pediatrics

In brief: Not Necessary

Healthy kids can get 10-15 colds per year. Getting colds actually will stimulate your childs immune system, the immune system of a healthy child does not need to be "boosted".

In brief: Not Necessary

Healthy kids can get 10-15 colds per year. Getting colds actually will stimulate your childs immune system, the immune system of a healthy child does not need to be "boosted".
Dr. Joshua Chesir
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine

In brief: Sterilize

Make sure the air filters are clean.
Change them every few months. If there are rugs or carpets, keep them vaccuumed daily. If they can be removed from her bedroom, do that. Get allergy control sheets and pillow cases. She can carry hand sanitizer to keep her hands clean when she can't wash them. Take a daily vitamin.

In brief: Sterilize

Make sure the air filters are clean.
Change them every few months. If there are rugs or carpets, keep them vaccuumed daily. If they can be removed from her bedroom, do that. Get allergy control sheets and pillow cases. She can carry hand sanitizer to keep her hands clean when she can't wash them. Take a daily vitamin.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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