Probiotics are a way to deal with frequent infections of a child

If your child is constantly ill, has a runny nose, cough, fever, it may be a message that his immune system needs support. There are many natural ways to strengthen your baby's immunity and prevent them from falling victim to infections as often. A great way to boost immunity is with a good probiotic that is within the reach of every parent.

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1. The immune system

Adults should know that a child's immune system does not reach its full defensive capacity until the age of 6-7 years. Until then, he is constantly learning to recognize and deal with microorganisms. In the face of various infections, he is not always able to respond effectively. It is exposed to them especially in places where it is easier to contact a sick person. Such places are usually kindergartens and schools. The stress to which the child is exposed is also responsible for lowering the child's immunity, very often due to the need to go to school, which is associated with separation from parents.

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Occasional infections are completely normal. It should be worrying if a child is sick almost all the time. Continuous respiratory tract infections lead to a decrease in immunity. Even an ordinary cold can end in complications in this case. Therefore, the parent should take care of the child's health by using an appropriate diet rich in probiotics and appropriate vaccines.

2. Vaccines for children

It is normal for a baby to have infections. However, it is important to know that all children, especially those who are often ill, should be vaccinated against pneumococci and flu. Vaccines are responsible for the strengthening of immunity. After vaccination, the body produces much more immune antibodies. Booster vaccines can also be used. However, you need to know that their effect only lasts when the child takes them. They can be administered in different ways: by mouth, injection, nasal spray. A doctor always selects the appropriate vaccine!

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3. A varied diet in the fight against infections in children

When the food you eat is not varied enough, the diet is too poor, the body is unable to produce the right amount of lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are cells that are part of the immune system, and their task is to protect the body against microbes. Therefore, the diet should be rich in products containing probiotics, fruits and vegetables containing vitamin C.

Vitamin C supports the fight against viruses, and its best sources are: parsley, black currant, sauerkraut, oranges. The child should also eat meat, eggs, sea fish. Products rich in vitamins A and B are an important component of a well-balanced diet. A group vitamins prevent infections, and B group vitamins strengthen the body. Iron, which is a component of red blood cells, is also essential for the proper functioning of the immune system.

A very good way to deal with frequent infections and increase the level of immunity is to enrich your meals with products with probiotics. A good probiotic increases the child's immunity in a natural way.

4. Hardening the child

Hardening is an underrated way to increase a child's immunity. It is the rapid changes in temperature that make the body learn to cope with, among others, with weather changes. When you go for a walk with your child on a cold and windless day, you can take off the hat for a few minutes. The child can walk barefoot in the house. After bathing, it is worth rubbing his feet with cool water. You can also gradually temper your baby by alternating between warm and cold showers during the bath.

When the body has to adapt to new weather conditions, it mobilizes all its resources and thus increases immunity. This happens during travel and the associated climate change. In winter, the best solution is to go to the mountains. The thinned air forces the body to increase the production of red blood cells. This, in turn, strengthens the body.

5. Walking strengthens immunity

The child should be physically active. Sitting at home and watching TV or playing computer games all the time is not very beneficial for immunity. Your child should spend 2-3 hours outdoors every day. Movement in the fresh air makes the body naturally adjust to temperature changes. The mucous membranes of the throat and nose become better moisturized, which is a greater barrier to microorganisms. Walking lowers your child's susceptibility to infections and diseases.

6. Overheating causes infection

A child dressed too warmly freezes very quickly and does not tolerate temperature changes very well. It just has a disturbed thermoregulation system. Your child should be used to the cooler temperature. It is best to put them on layers, when they get too warm, they will be able to undress. Even a good probiotic, without outside help, i.e. without proper thermoregulation, will not be as effective as it could be. The optimum temperature in the house should not exceed 20 degrees. It should also not be too dry. Therefore, it is also important to ensure adequate air humidity, especially in winter. Ventilate your home frequently, turn on a humidifier at night or hang water containers on the radiator. Then the child's frequent infections will be a memory.

The combination of all these methods will make the child stop suffering from frequent infections. A good diet, rich in foods that contain good probiotics, will make your body stronger. Hardening, vaccination, and taking care of thermal comfort will also contribute to its strengthening.

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