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I'm so tired of this - and I'm not the one getting sick.<br><br>
Since November 2009, my DS has been sick almost every two weeks on average. He does not go to day care, but does come with me 2-3x per week to a homeschooling co-op. As part of this run of viruses we've had H1N1 and RSV, as well as stomach flu. But generally it's just a fever and congestion.<br><br>
He just got over his last sickness 4 days ago, and spiked a 101.8 fever at 3am today. The congestion/runny nose is starting again.<br><br>
What can I do for this poor child? Our co-op just ended today, which I think will help...
 

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Just a stab in the dark here - could the congestion and low grade fever be teething or allergy (pollen) related?<br><br>
Sorry you are struggling with this. We have had a run of illnesses too, but not so frequent and mostly colds.
 

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Yeah, I guess we're going to have to cough up for allergy testing eventually. We live in one of the worst areas of the country for them, both DH and I have them...but I thought by extended nursing I could have avoided them!
 

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What about probiotics? You don't mention if you are using them--but loading up on those daily along with eating a lot of garlic, red peppers, etc...might help build up that immune system.
 

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we've had a bad winter for illnesses too. my kids NEVER got sick and this it's been one right after the other.<br><br>
i taught my 2 yo dd to say "snot factory" and it's the funniest thing ever. i think for us it's because my ds started pre-school but i figure at least it keeps our immune systems busy.
 

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My kids are sick quite a bit, but they are both in full time daycare. Weve had a couple of GI bugs (With one doozy in DS2) and LOTS of runny noses and coughs. I dont know how, but we have been able to avoid H1N1 and rota this year. (Knock on wood)<br><br>
I give both my boys a yogurt for breakfast every morning. EVERY.SINGLE.MORNING. Even DS, who has milk allergies, has a soy yogurt made by silk with 6 live active cultures in it. Does it help? Id like to think so. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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We're in the same boat. I hate that he gets sick all the time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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My friend's 2.5 yr old is in the same boat. They can't tell if it's allergies or viruses, but recommended eliminating her pacifier and the nasty blanket she drags everywhere then sucks on. Ick.
 

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DS has yogurt every day. I do have a bottle of kid's probiotics in the fridge - maybe I can try sticking to that for a few weeks.
 

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Nope. My sister was nursed until she was 2 but still has several allergies. EBF can reduce the risk but it doesn't eliminate it.
 
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