7 to 11 years

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Updated on Mar 22, 2014

Hi parents,My daughter is 11 year old. Her immune system is not good. She catches cold every alternate week, and gets ill every month. Please suggest how to improve and increase her immunity?Thanks in advance.

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| Aug 04, 2017

Hello Swati. During the initial years I also faced the same problem with my child You can try this -

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| Apr 05, 2014

Dear Swati, When the child catches a cold or a cough, before starting a treatment it is necessary to identify whether it is because of allergy or a viral infection. Both have a different line of treatment. When it is a nasal or a throat allergy, it will generally magnify in early morning hours or late evenings. A doctor will be able to look at the symptoms and diagnose it correctly. But these days, allergies are on the rise because of erratic weather conditions and pollination. While there is not much you can do about it, you can focus on the child’s diet to boost his immunity. Give him enough fruits and vegetables to eat, along with a couple of dry fruits (provided he doesn’t react to them). There is really no allopathic medicine to boost immunity but some supplements—zinc and Vitamin C—are available that perhaps can help in boosting immunity. Also, do ensure the child is not anaemic. Children who are majorly on a milk diet lack enough iron in their blood and are prone to anaemia and hence have low-immunity. A simple blood test can spot anaemia. You will need to take corrective actions such as including more iron-rich foods in his diet and consult with a doctor for iron supplements.

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| Mar 26, 2014

Dear Swati, please have a read of the following blogs for some tips and idea to improve your child's immunity:

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| Mar 25, 2014

Hi Swati, regular intake of tulsi, pepper , gooseberry, honey, chawanprakash , eggs, soups, salads , sprouts, dry fruits etc will improve the immunity system.

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| Mar 22, 2014

Hi Swati! Here is a link to a similar parent talk that you may find relevant:

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