Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
170 Doctors are Online

Child has regular cold, diagnosed with sputum in lungs due to low immunity. How precautions should be taken?

Hi, My daughter is of 4 yrs old and she very regularly fell ill with cold . admitted in hospital for 2 times for 2-5 days check-ups. Doctors told that she is having little Nemonia kind of formation in lunges . She is having this problem when she get suffer with high cold with flum in lungs. I seek for good suggesion and precaution to Prevent that. Family doctor is telling that, because of less immunity , she is having this problem. She will fine and healthy from 6th year. Generally, below 6 yrs kids have this kind problem. Do not know to take it so or should i take more care of it to Prevent now itself. Kindly provide me soulution for her good health.
Asked On : Sun, 19 Aug 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  31
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Pediatrician, Neonatology 's  Response
thanku for your query,
well i understand your concern for your daughter.Cough and cold are very common in kids of less than 5yrs old ,and they r generally viral in nature but sometimes it can progress to pneumonia.well u can easily prevent it by few simple steps and by 5yrs it will decrease a lot.
few preventive steps are
1 avoid sudden change of weather
2 avoid sudden exposure to windy areas
3keep baby comfortably warm in change of weather
4avoid colours and colouring products i.e. candies,stick ice cream esp coloured ones
5avoid too oily stuff
6 give healthy diet ,containing good amt of protiens
7regular fresh fruit intake and vegetable intake should be made a habbit
8good amount of fluid intake should b given i.e.water,coconut water,milk
9daily some amount of sunlight exposure that increases Vit D levels , which further increases the immunity
10 last but not the least proper vaccination to be done esp for pneumonia, if your child has low immunity
now still if your child suffers from cough and cold give some antiallergics,does not settle in day or two, meet the pediatrician .
i hope i have solved your query according to your satisfaction
god bless
Dr Aarti
Answered: Fri, 11 Jan 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor