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14 mo has had many ear infections/colds. I want to give zinc & acidophilus for prevention. Advisable? He is on iron for low level already.

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Dr. Tony Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Not really.

Acidophilus will help his digestive tract, not his ear infections nor colds.
I would discuss with the doctor about iron supplementation; the body artificially keeps iron levels low in protracted infections because iron serves as a growth factor for bacteria. If you are circumventing that by supplementing iron, that may cause issues.

In brief: Not really.

Acidophilus will help his digestive tract, not his ear infections nor colds.
I would discuss with the doctor about iron supplementation; the body artificially keeps iron levels low in protracted infections because iron serves as a growth factor for bacteria. If you are circumventing that by supplementing iron, that may cause issues.
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