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If your son is breast fed, you can boost his immune system by consuming herbs or vit C.
Astragalus (a herb) is a wonderful immune system enhancer that is rather safe. Although you may need to know that it stimulates the Th1 response. It does have a few drug issues: synergeistic with interferon and acyclovir and may inhibit cyclophosphamide. Atragalus does protect the liver from a variety of liver toxins.
Andrographis (another herb) is also an immune system enhancer that actively protects the liver from many icky chemicals. It is not to be used by those with gall bladder issues - and it has a bitter taste - and there can be a few side effects - if interested google it.
Ginger maybe beneficial - especially if you like it too. In the book, Herbal Antibiotics by Stephen Buhner, he says that ginger stimulates sweating which helps lower fevers.
(btw, my herbal information is coming from Stephen Buhner's books)
Hope your son is doing better today!
and btw, if your son isn't breastfed, I would think that the astragalus (which has a pleasant, kinda sweet taste) could be hidden in a smoothie.