DD1 (who will be 4 years old this month) has been sick a lot lately. Starting this year, she`s been sick almost every month. It usually starts out with typical cold symptoms but it takes her a long time to get well even with meds from the doctor. She had pnemonia in June and it took two kinds of antibiotics to cure her. She`s been on antibiotics too many times this year for this or that. Just last week she got abx from the doctor for a badly infected bug bite that caused her leg to swell badly from the knee down.
And she is sick again. Fever, cough, runny nose. It`s day 3 of her fever and although it`s not too high, still shows no signs of getting better. Her cough is what worries me most though. She caughed a lot last night and it`s beginning to look eerily similar to the time when she had pnemonia.
I really don`t think she was this weak when she was younger. Plus, it didn`t take her this long to get better either. It seems like she cannot get better without antibiotics any more.
My question is:
What can I give to a child her age that would boost her immune system? Any vitamins/ supplements that are available that would help? Also, I don`t live in the US so not sure what`s available here. Just desperate to find some (natural) remedies for her.
So far, I`ve given her honey, lemon, probiotics and lots of liquid. What am I missing?