Immunity is an inbuilt system in human body comprising of different cells and organs, which is specially developed for fighting off the infections. We often see that the mothers are concerned about their children’s repeated cough and cold, fever and other infections. Most importantly these children are more susceptible than the other children. They are more prone to catch cold than the others. They often develop repeated tonsillitis, laryngitis, bad throat, flu-like symptoms, fever, headache, body pain or oral ulcers. Due to these often the parents have to keep their children under the anti-biotic, which in longer run, destroys the natural immunity of the child, - thus there is a vicious-cycle of diseases starts. Apart from that the anti-biotic is having its side effects. In some cases, due to continuous intake of strong medications, children develop lack of appetite, constipation alternating with diarrhea, stomach ache , oral ulcers and the mothers are complaining that their children is not eating at all.

Causes of Poor or low immune system in children:-

Congenital Poor immunity: It has been seen that most of the children suffer from poor immune system have it from the birth itself. The children who are having low birth weight usually have this kind of poor immunity problem since the childhood.

Poor immunity due to malnutrition: Deficiency in certain vitamins and minerals can lead to decreased immune system function. Vitamins A, E and C, along with zinc, copper, iron and selenium are the few essential micro-nutrients required for the proper immune system.

Poor immunity due to repeated diseases:The children who basically suffer from repeated cough and cold or flu-like disorders, develop the poor immunity because of long exposure to the antibiotics and the other medication.

Other factors causing low immunity: Psychological stress, separation of the parents, sibling rivalry, and exposure to extreme environmental condition are the few cases where we find the development of low immunity.

Symptoms of Poor or low immune system in children:

The children who are having poor immune system or functions may develop the following sign and symptoms,-

1. Catch cough and cold more frequently than the others, at least 2 times in a year.

2. Get affected by the common flu more often than the children of the same age group.

3. They might suffer from chronic infections, - like,- otorrhea (chronic ear infection), atopic dermatitis (eczema), chronic bronchitis etc.

4. Their lymph glands (especially under the arm pit and neck) are swollen all the time.

5. The child with poor immunity may have some issues with the proper body growth.

Complications of Poor or low immune system in children:

The most important complication could be found out in the children with poor immunity is repeated bouts of disorders.

How to improve your child’s immune system?

Immunity or immune system is an inbuilt system in human body comprising of different cells and organs, which is specially developed for fighting off the infections. Basically in children the immune system is the protecting mechanism for the kids towards viruses, bacteria, fungus, and parasites. After birth, the every child is totally exposed towards all these pathogens. A strong immune system provides a child with powerful protection against different diseases and a child with a weakened immune system is vulnerable to colds, flu, and more serious illnesses.

Breastfeeding, nutrition & nutritional supplements, non-toxic environments, avoidance of unnecessary anti-biotic and medicines, full care, attention, love are very much required for proper development of the child and improving the immunity.

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