my 3 year & 8 months old son often falls ill he catches fever more frequently plz tell me what to do to boast his immunity

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How to increase immunity in my child?

There are simple food and lifestyle factors that can aid in boosting your child's immune system. Freshly prepared food: Avoid packaged and processed food as much as possible. Juices have high sugar content, which suppresses the immune system. Also, focus on a healthy digestive tract – the bacteria that lives in the digestive system influences the immune system, too. When there is an imbalance, immunity decreases. Probiotics help in keeping the balance of healthy bacteria in the gut. Also, your child needs sufficient sleep to have a healthy immune system. For more information, you may read this blog - Immunity boosting foods for your child

Diet to increase immunity in my child

Nothing beats two or three helpings of veggies a day. Green, leafy vegetables are especially known to boost immunity. They are rich in iron, which aids in producing white blood cells and antibodies. An interesting way to offer it is to make some delicious spinach and onion soup, or palak paneer to go with yummy paranthas. Vegetable cutlets are a great way to include many, different vegetables too. Sweet potatoes are great for immunity building as well. Now, vitamin-C rich fruits like oranges, and antioxidant-powerhouse berries are known to improve immunity too. If your child refuses to eat berries, make yogurt smoothies with strawberries and blueberries. Fruit salads are also a good way to increase fruit intake. To know about more superfoods to increase immunity of your child, read this blog - Immunity boosting foods for your child

Home remedies for cold and cough

It is natural for children to catch seasonal coughs and cold. Massage your child's chest and back with warm mustard oil infused with garlic pods and aijwain. Also, you may give him/her ginger and honey mix! This is another effective remedy that works wonders. Grate some ginger and squeeze its juice. Mix it with honey. Give this to your child thrice a day and you will see the difference. Avoid using antibiotics as much as possible. As antibiotics curb the cold and cough symptoms. Avoid giving fruits in evening. For a cough and cold, you can give your daughter plenty of warm fluids. You may give her bone broth (if you are a non-vegetarian). For vegetarians, clear vegetable soups will do the trick. Also, hot rasam (a South Indian dish of watery consistency taken with rice) made with garlic, jeera and turmeric will work wonders for a cold. However, if cough & cold still persists do consult your local doctor. For more information, you can read these blogs:Home remedies for cough and cold, Household remedies to cure sickness in children

Note: Please check for allergies in your child and his/her medical condition. Please consult with the Doctor in person for physical examination and treatment.

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