My son is sick all the time almost everyday

CHRISTINA - posted on 02/15/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )




i don't get it. my daughter is 100% healthy and my son is just the opposite. I feel so bad for him, everyday its something else. He gets sick with the worst colds, flus, coughing, trouble breathing, fevers, rashes, dark under his eyes and more. I guess it could be worse but its just never ending. doctors have no answers so what is it? Hes up to date on all his shots!


Amanda - posted on 02/15/2010




He should take a multi-vitamin everyday. An organic works alot better than the chemical vitamins (like flintstones etc). Echinecea is an immune booster, there is a chewable brand. Acidopilus, Fish Oil, and Magnesium are also good. My son used to get everything, even though he was a healthy baby in daycare. He spent much of his second year sick and his third before we started on all the vitamins. He take all of the above everyday-all are chewables (multi-vit has the extra magnesium). He take 8 in all everyday. He thinks its a treat! He hasn't gotten sick at all this year and once last year. Its made a huge improvement!


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Kim St - posted on 12/03/2012




My son is going through the same thing. He is 21 months old and sick all the time. We just had a week long 106+ fever episode. They aren't able to pin point anything. He has been tested for allergies. He had none....They are referring him to an immunologist but he had his blood work done back in May and nothing really stood out as a problem. I am feeling a bit helpless so I know where you are coming from.

Dena' - posted on 02/16/2010




You should definitely check with an allergist. My sons allergist sent him to have bloodwork done for an immune deficiency just to be on the safe side but after he started llergy shots he got a lot better. He also has had his tonsils and adnoids removed which helped. If you need a referral demand one if not just find 1 on your own.

Diane - posted on 02/16/2010




Please have your son tested for immune deficiencies. What you have described sounds like it could be a problem with his immune system. If your doctor does not know how to do the testing ask to be referred to an experienced immunologist (not an allergist, you need one familiar with immune disorders). You can go to for more information. You can also find excellent info on Or you could just email me and I will answer any questions you have. My son has an immune deficiency, he was not diagnosed until he was four years old. And like you, my older daughters are all very healthy, but he was and is sick all the time. Trust your instincts, immune deficiencies are rare, alot of doctors do not recognize them until your child is very ill (as happened to us).

Iridescent - posted on 02/15/2010




Push the doctor more for a referral. Dark circles under the eyes are a sign of an allergy or anemia. Regular rashes along with trouble breathing can be linked as well - the trouble breathing (if he's not otherwise ill at the time) can be asthma or RAD (restrictive airway disease), and rashes all the time are a sign of an allergy and/or eczema. These are all linked in medicine because children with one tend to have more of this "triad" (asthma, eczema, allergies). Also, coughing (when not ill!) is a symptom of either a dairy allergy or asthma as well.

It's great that he's up to date on his shots! Another part of his problem may be that his immunity is low from being sick, which makes it easier for him to get sick again and again and again. It becomes a cycle. Do ask the doctor about a multivitamin, but don't go overboard. It is very easy to overdose children on "just" vitamins. Each of our children has labs done yearly to see if they're getting what they need nutritionally, and if not, which vitamin(s) would be of benefit. It's a lot better to have the blood drawn in my mind than have a child overdosed.

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