I don't really want people in our house getting sick this year. My youngest DD is prone to chest infections - which she often gets as a secondary infection after an illness. Last year she ended up in the hospital on IV antibiotics after the flu. Chest infections can be a recurrent problem (they are in her), I would like to break the cycle of "gets sick, leads to secondary infection, on antibiotics." Hence, I would like some advice on how to build the immune system so that:
a) she does not get sick as often
b) when she does get sick, she fights it off quickly.
She is not asthmatic. We do not smoke.
Here are my ideas - spam me with others!
-no mold and less dust in the house
-good food - particualrly things with vit. c and garlic
-lots of outdoor time
-Vit. C and Vit. D
-I am considering cracking the window in her room and the whole house, as long as possible, to let in fresh air
While not immune system building, hand washing is also something I intend to stress.
Let me know if I missed anything - or your favourite aide in boosting the immune system. I do not mind buying some supplements.