Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ANON | 2011/08/24

Q.

7 YEAR OLD

hi doc - my 7 year old daughter gets a cold very often - almost every 2nd or 3rd month - she is not on any vitamins at the moment - what could the problem be?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is perfectly normal for a child of this age to have up to 5 colds per year. Children of this age who attend school are exposed to other children who may have colds. Colds tend to be more common during the winter months. Your daughter may benefit from using a good immune booster with a high vitamin A content such as Scotts Emulsion.

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