Thank you Jasmyn's Mom and Ray for your replies!
Wow, Ray - you are knowledgable
Just to clarify, my youngerst weaned some times ago (she is 4yo now), and has not really been sick till this winter.
Now she has flu/cold symptoms with fever and cough and runny nose.
I guess I am not so concerned about coughs and runny nose, coughs are "wet" and we do herbal teas and freshly squeezed juices (which are part of our regular "diet" anyways)
I try not to do the "capsulated" versions of vitamins and/or supplements - for vitamin C we have most of the fruits, for others we have veggies, fish for vitamin A for calcium - cheese (she rarely drinks milk), etc.
I did NOT know about inportance of vitamin A in boosting the immune sistem however, I only knew that of vitamin C, so thank you for that bit of info as well
It's the fever that makes her totally miserable and cranky. Couple of times I resorted to Children's Tylenol and saw an immediate boost in her behaviour.
But then I have heard that when the body is fighting the desease, the physical activity should be limited (not to strain the heart), so may be this is one of the purposes of fever