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Moving and getting Sick

We are military and in the last 3 years we have moved 5 times. My 3 yo has been sick every month with a cold or flu, and once strep, she stays home with me. Could the moving cause this for her, my 5.5 yo has hardly a sniffle. I just am sick of the illness, every month. It keeps us up at night, and makes her cranky. I have tried allergy meds with no relieve for her. Suggestions, ideas???


Asked by DevilInPigtails at 12:19 AM on Jan. 1, 2011 in Health

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  • It might just be her body getting use to new germs every place she goes. I know some parents are against it, but when my son kept getting sick from daycare I started flintstone vitamins and that seems to help a little. When he gets sick I stop giving him milk and feed him a lot of watered down juice and that helps his nose clear up. That's all i got. GL

    Answer by sunshine58103 at 12:22 AM on Jan. 1, 2011

  • More likely she's allergic to something --I'd bet on dairy products if I had to guess, but it might be pets or dust or something else. Some kids just don't have healthy immune systems or have a harder time fighting off new bugs.

    But I'd bet on a dairy sensitivity.

    Answer by LindaClement at 12:20 AM on Jan. 1, 2011

  • A lot of times, with lactose intolerance, cheese and yogurt are okay, because they're fermented, which breaks down the lactose. However, milk and ice cream would be off limits. You could use Lactaid milk, which is what I do, or soy milk (or one of the other types of milk-just make sure it's vitamin fortified). You can also give him Lactaid pills, which are synthetic lactase, which is the enzyme that breaks down lactose. Most people who are lactose-intolerant are lacking lactase (or at least sufficient quantities to break down cow's milk).

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:34 AM on Jan. 1, 2011

  • Well, they finally agreed to do allergy testing, so they have the blood. I am waiting on those results. I would agree with the milk but she loves cheese and yogurt, so I hope not.

    Comment by DevilInPigtails (original poster) at 12:30 AM on Jan. 1, 2011

  • But I thought having a milk allergy gave you digestive issue. She has none.

    Comment by DevilInPigtails (original poster) at 12:40 AM on Jan. 1, 2011