Children fall ill more frequently than adults.  Their illnesses are usually also repetitive. Although, they gradually acquire immunity to the common viruses, causing colds, cough, sore throat, diarrhea, children’s illness are often accepted as ‘rite of passage’.  It is the frequency and intensity of these illnesses that makes it acceptable for some children and makes some children ‘sickly’. As grownups , we are responsible for their health and proper management of these illnesses. We need to ensure that our children’s little bodies are well equipped to not only handle disease effectively but also grow unaffected by illnesses.


  • Diet issues
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Allergy problems
  • Hereditary
  • Unhealthy habits
  • Unhealthy environment
  • Lack of exercise
  • Leaving at sea shore
  • Low birth weight babies
  • Born with congenital defects
  • Idiopathic
  • Genetic disorder
  • Hypersensitive children
  • Epidemic area
  • Poverty


1) DIET : Children need more food than adults in proportion to their size because they are more active and need fuel for growth.

A Balanced diet :

  • Child with healthy diet and encourage sensible eating by following a few basic groups in following ratio:
  • Six servings of starchy foods.
  • Five servings of fruits or vegetables.
  • Four servings of proteins foods.
  • Two servings of dairy products ( include milk) each day.
  • Two non diary proteins foods each day.
  • Keep sugary, fried and processed foods to a minimum.

Consumption of processed foods must be monitored and kept to a minimum. They must not serve as a regular substitute for fresh nutrient rich food made free of preservatives, coloring agents and numerous other additives essential for commerce. They are detrimental to a child’s growing body.

2)  VITAMINS : Vitamins and minerals are provided by a balanced diet. If the child is a fussy eater, or exposed to an unhealthy foods often, a supplement may be required. Vitamin supplements, used therapeutically ,can be of immune help in fighting diseases and speeding recovery. They can be used in two ways , namely, accommodating for  deficiencies and treating diseases in place of drugs. Latest researches indicate that many vitamins taken in large doses for above the actual nutritional needs can have a miraculous healing effect in a wide range of common complaints and illness. However, this should be careful monitored and prescribed by a healthcare practitioner.

Vitamin therapy has distinct advantages over drug therapy while drugs are often toxic and have many undesirable side effects, vitamins as a rule are non toxic and safe.

3) MINERALS : The term mineral  refers to elements in their simple organic form. Minerals are vital to health. Among other things, minerals help to maintain the volume of water necessary to life processes in the body.  They help to draw chemical substances into and out of cells and keeps the blood and tissues fluid from becoming acidic or alkaline.

The mineral elements which are needed by body in substantial amount are calcium, phosphorous, iron, sulphur,magnesium, sodium, potassium and chlorine.

In addition minute trace amounts of iodine,copper,cobalt,manganese,zinc selenium,silicon and fluorine.

4) EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY:  Exercise ensures a good healthy metabolism and builds immunity by naturally releasing enzymes and hormones made by the body, for the body.

A balanced diet contains all minerals. Healthy physical activity levels and exposure to appropriate amounts of sun ensure good health.


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An allergy is a condition in which the immune system responds to a substance inappropriately. The result is an allergic reaction that may produce wide range of symptoms .A child is more likely to suffer from an allergy if there is a family history of allergic disorders.


The body’s immune system responds to foreign material (such as bacteria, viruses or other unnatural enzymes and substances) by producing antibodies.

Sensitized white blood cells can recognize and then destroy the foreign substances.

An allergic reaction is such a reaction to normally harmless substances called allergens such as dust or food.


  • Rash
  • Sore itchy eyes
  • Blocked ,runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Faintness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty breathing

Severe allergic reactions can also cause death.


The most effective treatment for many allergies is to identify the causes the allergens responsible and to remove or avoid them for instance by keeping house as free of dust as possible or by not eating certain foods. However, sometimes  allergens become unavoidable (such as one’s own sweat),  or even necessary,  (certain medications), and it is in these instances that management becomes imperative. Sometimes allergic reactions can also be severe enough to cause death and those allergens must be avoided at all times.

Allergic symptoms are often treated with drugs the most common of which are antihistamines and corticosteroids.

Some common allergic diseases are

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Dermatitis
  • Bronchitis


VACCINATIONS also play a role in avoiding diseases and are very important especially to avoid communicable diseases. Always, get vaccination on schedule as recommended by doctor.

So, these are some of the causes to cause low immunity in children which can be corrected with balanced diet, proper supplements of vitamins and minerals and with vaccinations. It is important to not treat these repetitive diseases with strong medicines and antibiotics.  Long term mismanagement of children’s health can affect their growth, reduce immunity in adulthood, increase their susceptibility to life long diseases,  and keep them from a enjoying a healthy active life. 

Other points to consider :

  • Once in six month it is acceptable for children to get sick enough to skip the school.
  • Parents should be concerned if sickness causes hospitalization often.
  • The parents /caregivers consider changing their doctor/approach when antibiotics prescribed too often and when surgical intervention for medically manageable cases is done.


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No specific medicines to boost in Homeopathy.

While treating pediatrics cases:

Points to be consider are :

  • Physical activity of child
  • Mental activity of child
  • Bladder habit
  • Bowel habit
  • Sleep pattern
  • Appetite
  • Thirst

If these generalities are improving in a child there is improvement in child immunity.

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