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my son is 2 has eczema mild at moment he suffers from diarrhea constantly but not ill.He also is prone to chest infections and penis infections currently today he is suffering from all plus oral thrush!! up is there anything doctors can do to help i should be asking for?


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replied December 3rd, 2010
Immune Disorders Answer A17551
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the eczema, diarrhea, frequent chest infections and oral thrush in your 2 year old child.
A number of disorders can present with these features. Many of the children are simply having the repeated viral upper respiratory tract infections that are a normal part of growing up. In others, the symptoms are the first manifestations of asthma. But, in an important minority there is a clear history of persistent or recurrent episodes of pneumonia, or of chronic sputum production, indicating more severe pathology.It is important to rule out uncommon causes like bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis and immunodeficiency in consultation with your paediatrician as the same is not possible online.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.



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replied July 9th, 2015
Breastfeeding, providing a healthy diet comprising variety of fruits and vegetables, adequate sleep and good hygiene habits plays an important role in child’s immunity. Quit smoking, if anyone of you in home smokes, it can affect your kids too. Banish second hand smoke. It increases a child's risk of SIDS, bronchitis, ear infections, and asthma. It may also affect intelligence and neurological development.
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replied August 10th, 2018
hi.....i have read many blogs & articles related kids & their immune system.
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