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Why Is My Child Always Sick?

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By Herschel Lessin, MD
Photo by Jyn Meyer

It's 11 a.m. and I'm in the midst of another busy winter day in my pediatric office. The reception area is over-flowing with children and their parents, and they all seem to be coughing, sneezing, and blowing their noses. My next patient is Timmy Cooper, an ordinarily charming three-year-old, who is acting not quite so charming today.

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By Herschel Lessin, MD
Medically Reviewed On: Friday, March 31, 2006
Photo by Jyn Meyer

It's 11 a.m. and I'm in the midst of another busy winter day in my pediatric office. The reception area is over-flowing with children and their parents, and they all seem to be coughing, sneezing, and blowing their noses.

My next patient is Timmy Cooper, an ordinarily charming three-year-old, who is acting not quite so charming today. As I walk in the door, Mrs. Cooper blurts out, “Doctor Lessin, he's sick again! He's got a fever, he's coughing and they sent him home from daycare. If I miss any more work, I'm going to lose my job. My mother insisted I ask you why he's sick all the time. Shouldn't we run some tests?”

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