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Frequent cold and cough, always on antibiotics like Zedocef, Azithral. How to improve immunity ?

Hi My child is 7 years old. wt is approx 28 to 30 kg. he frequently has cold and cough . every time given antibiotics like Zedocef, Azithral, but still after 2-3 weeks again he had cough and cold. Is there some medicine that is not harmful even you use long time and also suggest how to improve immunity . Currently I aslo give him B complex and vit c. We are completely vegeterians even dont eat eggs .
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Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Frequent cold and cough, without any signs of infection usually does'nt require frequent use of antibiotics.

If there is presence of any bacterial infection like tonsillitis, pharyngitis, or sinusitis, antibiotics are required.

In just cold and cough , symptomati treatment with an oral antihistamine and cough syrups are enough.
Frequent upper respiratory tract infections are common in children and mostly they are due to viruse, where antibiotic are not required and this is not suggestive of low immunity.

But any underlying allergic problems to be ruled out with proper investigations like CBP, eosinophil count, Chest X-ray and X- ray of sinuses.

For immunity :

1.Give balanced and nutritous diet.

2.Give fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, and leafy vegetables daily.

3.Routine vaccinations to be taken as per the schedule.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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