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Posted by: Mia | 2007/05/11

Q.

immune boosters

I've read the following somewhere: "Immune boosters are not for everyone, warns Cape Town pharmacist XXX. ‘If a child already has an overactive immune system (a child with allergic rhinitis, for example), the last thing you want to do is boost their immune system any further. It’s far better to support their immune system with a good multivitamin instead.’ Immune boosters include multivitamin supplements, as well as a number of herbal ingredients that are known to improve and strengthen immune function, such as Echinacea and propolis."
I was advised to give my 1,5 year old Vital Guard Junior (syrup) as he's in creche. Does the above mean that he shouldn't use immune boosters if he's got allergic rhinitis?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Not at all. Viral Guard Junior is an excellent choice and will benefit your child.

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