I had to deal with questions of child immunity after my daughter had pneumonia in 2 years. For some reason, after pneumonia, colds, viruses, allergies fell down like a horn of plenty. Weakened immunity! – commented on the pediatrician.
From 0 to 1.5
When the daughter was just born, we had no problems with health. If mommies around were constantly discussing some drugs, then our question didn’t get up even with a cold.
The doctor said that Sonya has a good immunity, which she received from the mother’s immunoglobulins during the prenatal period. They came from the maternal blood to the baby’s blood.
Then she indicated that during natural childbirth, at the time of passage of the birth canal, the baby received resistance to many infections. And since the girl was not sick after birth and was breastfed, it is logical that the child’s immunity is strong enough.
At that early stage, the pediatrician warned us that at about 6 months maternal immunoglobulin in children’s blood disappears, and our own begins to be developed only at 6-7 years. That is why the period from one to six (the time when many children go to the garden) is the most painful for children.
Almost in 2 years the daughter month was ill with pneumonia. What kind of drugs she was given was not given, and they were not given any more. Immunity is weak. This disease has become a point of reference for us, after which acute respiratory viral infections, bronchitis, angina, otitis media have become quite frequent guests, especially in the autumn-spring period.
The doctor advised restorative remedies, to maintain immunity – of plant origin, made from herbs. The most effective, precisely with frequent colds, Immunal of Echinacea, which we drank with the fights.
Immunal is taken no more than 2 months in a row, and the pediatrician recommended to drink it at the beginning of the disease season, that is, in our case, at the beginning of autumn and at the end of winter, when the frost will be replaced by moist unstable weather, and there is slush under your feet.
Admittedly, it helps, the frequency of infectious diseases has decreased considerably.
And as soon as the child had a cold, at the beginning of the illness I immediately gave Viferon, which blocks the development of the infection. It is effective only at the onset of the disease. In the recovery period, the drug will not bring any benefit.
For prophylactic purposes and in search of natural ways of raising immunity, we go to the sea with children every year. Air, sun, water, healthy food – do their job. After the trips, the daughter feels fine, infections are avoiding her and, at least, the approach of the autumn period is not as scary as it used to be.
Sport and hardening
Despite frequent colds, the husband gave Sonya at 4 years of sports. I was worried that many classes would have to be missed, but the spouse was adamant. And lately, it seems to me that sport helps to strengthen the body.
The only thing that I can not dare is hardening. Being a merzlyachka herself, I have no idea how to water my daughter with cool water. Although the pediatrician says that this is the most effective way to raise immunity, especially if you approach the issue wisely and reduce the temperature of the water gradually. Maybe I will risk what you will not do to achieve a result.
That’s how we fight for immunity, waiting for Sonkin to start producing his own immunoglobulins.
And how do you maintain immunity in preschoolers?