Why Kids Get Sick So Often

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Hi, I'm Dr. Altman, does it always seem like one of your kids is sick with something? Here's some info to put into perspective. Healthy kids with normal immune system can catch around 10 infections a year. That's especially true if they're in daycare or preschool. Exposure to more kids means for infection, that's normal.

It's common for kids to bring home a new bug every to or three weeks during the winter and fewer infections during the summer. Most coughs and colds are caused by viruses and will clear off on their own. Children pick up their colds form their friends or classmates, these bugs can survive on surfaces for hours and spread easily from person to person, that's why it's so important to teach kids good hygiene habits, especially washing their hands frequently and thoroughly.

I'm Dr. Altman, for more tips to keep your kids healthy watch all our smart videos right here.