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#1 of 3 Old 10-29-2009, 11:32 AM - Thread Starter
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My 5 yr old came down with a fever last night and I am thinking she may be coming down with flu as it has been going around her school. I have been supplementing her with 2000 iu of Vit D for a few weeks . Since she got sick yesterday, I increased the amount of Vit D to 5000 iu per day. Is that enough? Too much? or do I need to give her more? Any help I can get would be greatly appreciated as we hope she can get better by Halloween..
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I don't know exactly has a TON of information about Vitamin D. You may be able to find an answer there.

I would look for you but my DD is sick too and needs to get down for her nap! If I get a chance I will comb his site and see if I can find anything for you.

Hope your DD feels better soon.
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Dr Eisenstein's recommendations

up to 25lbs 5,000 IUs a day for 3-5 days
26-50lbs 10,000 IUs a day for 3-5 days
51-75lbs 15,000 IUs a day for 3-5 days
76-100lbs 20,000 IUs a day for 3-5 days
100+ lbs = adult dosing chart

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