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Child catches infection easily. When will this stop?

my daughter is 4 years old and keeps falling ill atleast twice a month with upper respiratory tract infection or stomuch infection or flu etc......... due to this the paediatrition advises for antibiots and if it is viral fever then no antiboits ............. when will this stop? excess consumption of medicines is harmful so i am worried. Moreover my child has a history of 1 episode of febrile convulsions when she was 1 yr old Please suggest me how to improve her immunity
Asked On : Sat, 4 Aug 2012
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Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic,
Frequent upper respiratory and gastrointestinal tract infections are common in children upto the age of 6 years because of frequent exposure to the pathogens.
After the age of 6 years the rate of infections will decrease as they develop immunity to the most of the common occuring infections.
As your child had febrile seizures, intermittent prophylaxis should be give during febrile illness for 3 to 5 days to prevent seizures till the age of completion of 5 years.
To prevent infections encourage the child to wash her hands frequently, avoid exposure to crowds and give the reglar vaccinations according to the schedule.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Tue, 5 Feb 2013
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