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The best way to prevent infections like cold and flu is to boost your immunity. This can be achieved by eating a well-balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, doing exercise regularly, getting enough sleep, and including more citrus fruits and colorful vegetables in your diet.

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I want to know about vaccinations for children. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My child is 4 years old. I want to know some information on vaccinations. As parents, we are totally unaware of vaccinations to be given according to her age. Could you kindly provide information on the recommended vaccines, the schedule for administering each vaccine, and any additional...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! It is essential to follow the recommended immunization schedule to protect your child from various infectious diseases. Below, I will outline a general vaccination schedule for a 4-year-old child based on the U.S. Centers for Disea...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of the advanced stage of AIDS?

Query: Hi doctor, Eight months back, my best friend's husband, who is 53 years old, was diagnosed with positive HIV (Human Immuno deficiency Virus), hepatitis B and lymph node TB (Tuberculosis). He is taking proper medicine, but gained so much weight. Now, for over a week, he has been having cold and cough...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Extra pulmonary tuberculosis, that is (Tuberculosis)TB other than of the lungs is usually an indicator of poor immunity and can be seen in advanced stages of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). However, CD4 count also plays a very vital role in determining if the patient ...  Read Full »

Is one drop of vaccine enough to take effect in the body?

Query: Hi doctor,While giving Pentaxim vaccination, a few drops leaked out, and only a couple of drops were injected into my baby. The nurse and doctor said it was fine. They said that only a drop is enough. Is it really enough?  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pentaxim injection contains 0.5 ml, which is approximately equal to 8 to 10 drops. Spillage would have been about four drops. Even if four drops have been injected, it is enough. Moreover, you do not have to bother much, as a total of four doses of this vaccine will be...  Read Full »

How to enhance my body's natural defense mechanisms?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30-year-old female. Recently, I have been more conscious of the importance of maintaining a robust immune system. I am interested in learning more about practical steps and lifestyle changes that can support and enhance my body's natural defense mechanisms. Which specific foods o...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and understood your concern.Regarding your questions about immune system the practical steps and lifestyle changes that you need to boost and maintain your immune system are as follows:Sleep and immunity are closely linked. Inadequate or poor quality sl...  Read Full »

I have been having recurring infections. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 34-year-old male and have been having recurrent infections. I have been falling sick every month, with a cough, cold, and sometimes headaches. I have tried many antibiotics, along with cough and cold medication. But still, these symptoms keep recurring, but they are mild now. Is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinion on your medical issues. Antibiotic resistance is very common nowadays because of the excessive use of antibiotics. We can test if you are resistant to antibiotics simply by doing a resistance test. It includes a culture and sensitiv...  Read Full »

How to improve the immunity of my 4-year-old daughter?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 4 years and 2 months old. She develops a very bad cough and then along with fever in a day or two. She had a wheezing problem previously so the doctor had prescribed to give Budecort and Levolin puffs or nebulization. So every time when she develops this kind of a dry co...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you say it is a dry cough, Levolin (Levosalbutamol Sulfate) nebulization is not required. This could be allergic also. Also, children have a fever off and on. It could be viral till 5 years of age. After that, their immunity becomes well. Use glass thermometer and...  Read Full »

What are the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding?

Query: Hello doctor,Why more mothers are choosing to exclusively breastfeed? Why does it work for them?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Breastfeeding is actually easy if mother has the required amount of milk to fulfill the baby's requirements. Breastfeeding transfer immunity to the baby, prepare his or her body to resist against disease and is sterile as well means no need to prepare it and any arrange...  Read Full »

My husband has diabetes. Will Zincovit boost his immunity?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband is 46 years old and was diagnosed with diabetes last week. Is it true that people having diabetes are prone to other illnesses? If so, can I give him the tablet Zincovit to improve his immunity? Also, please suggest any other supplements that can work better for him. He is c...  Read Full »

Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Diabetics are prone to heart, kidney, neurological issues, and eye problems, but if their sugar levels are controlled, the chances of other diseases are very low. Do not worry, and maintain his sugar levels. I suggest him to do weight loss exercises.   Read Full »

I often fall sick and take leave from work. Am I immunocompromised?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an adult male working in a restaurant. Because of my low immunity, I often take leave from my work. Unfortunately, my boss fires me each time I ask for leave. How can I know if I am immunocompromised? What are the signs and symptoms? How to increase immunity as I fall sick regularly?...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I suggest you take multivitamin supplements and add protein to your diet to improve your immunity. Also, I suggest you exercise regularly and should reduce your weight. I hope this has helped you.  Read Full »

What could be the reason for abdominal pain and fever in my baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 33 months old and has had pain in the abdomen and a fever of 102 degrees Fahrenheit for the past three days. My baby gets viral fever every month or once in two months. What could be the reason?  Read Full »

Dr. Diggireddy Shilpa Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The most common reason for repeated infections is low immunity. This is because of incomplete nutrition in food. Please make sure that the meals you give him are proportional to proteins, carbohydrates, and vitamins. The second most common cause is cleanliness...  Read Full »

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