Our expert says:
Dear Worried Mom
I am sorry to hear about your daughters problem. I presume these are Human Pappiloma Virus warts. Laser treatment is indicated in such cases. To boost the human immune system you basically need to do the following: a) eat a balanced diet which concentrates on fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meat, fish, eggs, whole grains and cereals, legumes, low-fat milk and dairy products. b) fruits and vegetables that have particularly high levels of beta-carotene, lycopene and vit C all help to boost immunity: e.g. dark yellow or orange or dark green or red fruits and vegs: carrots, pumpkin, butternut, pawpaw, yellow peaches, yellow sweet potato, mangoes, broccoli, spinach, citrus fruits, green peppers, tomatoes, apricots. c) increasing omega-3 intake also increases immunity: the best sources are Salmon oil capsules and fatty fish like salmon, snoek and mackerel. d) use of 'good microorganisms can also help - buy 'Intestiforte' or 'Intestiflora' at health shops and use on a daily basis to improve the natural flora in the digestive tract to increase immunity. e) use of a zinc and selenium supplement (ask your chemist or use a product like Centrum or Supradyn which contains all the essential vitamins and minerals).
Holding thumbs that your daughter will feel better soon.
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