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Is It Common For Toddlers With Autism To Have Low Immune System

Is It Common For Toddlers With Autism To Have Low Immune System

I am new to the world of autism desperately searching for knowledge that will help me help my 3 yr old grandson who is now living in my home. I didn't meet him until he was 2 yrs old ,he speaks his own language,I have raised 5 children and now grandkids , I do not treat h any different than the rest he just requires patients , he sees to catch any sickness he gets around , is it common for autistic children to have low immune systems

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hello and welcome to MAT- I'm on the Spectrum and as a toddler I was sick a lot . I had gotten so many ear infections that my mom took me out of pre school. My daughter was sick a lot starting at 3 and I changed her pre school after learning a neighbor of mine has 3 kids and told me I should change the pre school. Well after trying a different pre school, she was fine. I just want to mention that the first pre school was more like a day care type and maybe that's why she was sick so much.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Well my kid (almost 3) wont eat anything but junk food so i know that’s a reason he hasn’t been feeling well on and off the last month and a half. I want to blame it a little bit on the weather, but he eats crap and sometimes nothing. He’s been up for 5 hours and hasn’t eaten anything. ALWAYS stressed about his eating habits.. OT has been working with him for 6 months and I don’t feel like she has helped at all, probably because she does the same thing I do everyday. Sorry for the rant, but yes I agree I feel he has a horrible immune system.

edited, originally posted almost 3 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I used to wonder this as well. My son was out of preschool 3 weeks out of the month because he would get sick so often. He also gets cold sores a lot. We noticed that all it takes is exposing him to someone new. He’s 7 now and he doesn’t get sick quite as often so I’m guessing his immune system has gotten stronger. I also started to give him vitamins and that seems to have helped.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Welcome to Mat Family

posted almost 3 years ago
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