Why Do I keep getting sick?

Patient

Q: Why do I keep getting sick? I do have a kid that goes to day care. I don't get enough sleep. These are a couple things I can think of.

Symptoms:  Coughing, body ache, runny nose, congestion
Doctor

A:   Hello. Welcome to askthedoctor.com.
Recurrent infection is due to state of immunosuppression which can be of number of reasons like
1 ) inadequate and improper diet
2) long term oral steroids or other immunosuppressive drugs
3) Repeated exposure to an infectious agent
4) Allergic diseases like asthma, sinusitis
I will advise you to visit your doctor so that he can examine you properly and order you relevant investigations.
Have a good diet including green leafy vegetables and fruits.
I hope it helps.
Take care.

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