Why does my child always seem to have a cold?

It is possible that your child is getting exposed to new viruses frequently. There are over 200 different mutating viruses that cause the common cold. Your child will develop a defence against these viruses only when the body is exposed to them. But developing a defence takes time. Your child’s body may take years to build immunity against these viruses.

Besides this, it is possible that your child has developed symptoms of cold due to allergies. If your child is sneezing a lot and has a runny nose that lasts more than a month, it is possible that your child may have allergies. You need to keep a close eye on the risk factors that trigger the symptoms of cold in your child.

A lot of times parents feel that their child has some serious underlying disease when they observe frequent episodes of cold in them. But it is recommended not to draw conclusions without properly consulting a physician. If your child is healthy and full of energy, you don’t have to worry much about the frequent colds. In the majority of cases, the frequency of the cold decreases over the years because children develop antibodies against various viruses as they age.

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