Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Violet | 2010/10/26

Q.

Flu Injection

Hi Professor,

Our temperatures vary so greatly that my 15 month old picks up colds and flu. He stays at home with the maid and she also suffers from colds and flu. Yesterday was 35 degrees and today the weather temperature is 17 degrees.

If I give them both a flu injection, would it be beneficial?

Thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is not usual to give children a flu injection at this time of the year. Flu injections are usually given in late autumn before the winter starts.It would be a better idea to boost your little boy's immunity by giving him Scotts Emulsion daily and also giving him a probiotic for 10 days per month.His nanny can take an immune booster such as Viral Guard every day.

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