Children often get sick with a frequency that worries parents, and it may also happen that as soon as a child recovers from one respiratory illness, s/he begins to show symptoms of a new infection.
Parents then ask themselves: why does my child always get sick? Is something wrong? What can I do so s/he does not get sick so often?
In this short, practical guide, paediatrician Vitalia Murgia explains the mechanisms behind respiratory tract infections and provides advice and suggestions to prevent them and strengthen immune system defences.
To that end, Echinacea stands out among the medicinal plants already in use and being studied. Its extracts have been shown to be very effective in preventing the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections.
Paediatrician Vitalia Murgia is a professor at the 2nd level Master’s Programme in Herbal Therapy at La Sapienza University in Rome and at the 2nd level International Master’s Programme in Herbal Medicine at the Universities of Trieste and Madrid. She is the author of numerous scientific articles and books.