The increased environmental exposure to germs when your child mixes with large numbers of children either at childcare or school is a leading cause of recurring infections.  It is common for children to have 6 to 10 children’s upper respiratory tract infections (URTI’s) in a year and this figure can double when attending childcare.  The peak incidence is at 6 to 12 months of age.  Children’s URTI’s including common cold, sore throat, tonsillitis and ear infections constitute over 80% of the total episodes of children’s respiratory infections.  These illnesses have the ability to impact and disrupt the entire family. Signs &...