Immunosuppression: Protecting your child from infection when the immune system is lowered

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If your child has a low immune system learn how to protect them against infection.

Key points

  • Be aware of possible sources of infection and protect your child against infection as much as possible.
  • Hand washing is the most important step in preventing the spread of infections.
  • Keep your house clean and prepare and store food safely.
  • Limit your child's exposure to people with infection, pets, and second-hand smoke.
  • Ensure all family members are immunized.
  • Know what to do if your child gets an infection.
Last updated: January 23rd 2012