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

Having cold, cough, throat infection and fever at least once in 2 months. Suggest medicine to improve immunity power?

Hi doctor,
My daughter is 26 months old and she is attending fullday child care.she is often getting sick like cold,cough,throat infection and fever.once in a month or once in two months she is getting there any possibility to prevent this by boosting her immunity power? Can i give her any supplement like vitamin c or multi vitamin?my pediatrician has given me this but i heard it is not good to give these supplement regularly.she is a picky eater.
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  25
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi and thanks for the query,
the issue with recurrent throat infections in children is the possibility of developing complications. The commonest complication is rheumatic fever, that attacks the heart and joints of the child. Its important to consider two scenarios in the analysis of this child. It might be that the drugs prescribed are prescribed in inadequate doses, or the drug is inappropriate. another consideration is the Bacterium could be resistant to the particular anti biotic.
However, in most of the cases, there exists a predisposing factor to developing these recurrent infections. The commonest is enlarged tonsils or amygdalae. Diagnosis of these abnormally large glands by your ENT specialist might lead either to prescription of periodic anti biotics to prevent recurrent infections, or reduce risk of rheumatic fever, or surgery.
Consulting an ENT specialist, in my humble opinion, is the best thing to do in making a more reasonable clinical and treatment decision.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
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