If I have frequent colds, what does that say about my immunity?


Our immune system is
constantly being educated. And we always look for that
early burst of education when kids are quite young. And this frustrates families
and parents to no end. We actually can expect six
to eight infections a year when children are young. Usually we see a first
burst around age zero to two, or again
around four to six, if there’s a delay in
attending preschool or daycare. Usually, they can be viral,
and sometimes we don’t even know we’re sick because our
immune system is doing its job. But if someone starts to feel
like they are getting more frequent infections and they
last a little bit longer, or they catch things
a little bit easier than their surrounding
peers, that might be a good time
to see an immunologist.

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