My baby keeps getting infections does he have a problem with his immune system?

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My baby keeps getting infections does he have a problem with his immune system?

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Find out if your baby is growing and developing normally by bringing him to the baby clinic to be weighed and checking in your red book about the stages of development that you should be expecting to see. If he/she is growing normally then this makes it much less likely that there is a serious problem. Babies are as susceptible to viral infections as other people and this does not imply a problem with their immune system. If someone in the family brings home a cold/cough then there is every chance your baby will catch it too. Coughs and colds are spread by respiratory droplets and are more common in the winter. Most babies will fight off these infections just like older children and adults and using paracetamol for pain and temperature control can be useful. If their nose is bunged up with thick catarrh making feeding difficult loosening this up with Normal Saline drops can help.

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