Your immune system is constantly on the defense-fighting germs that could cause infections.

If you experience the following, then you are experiencing recurrent infections:

  • Need more than four courses of antibiotic treatment per year (in children) or more that two times per year (in adults)?
  • Experience more than four new ear infections in one year after 4 years of age.
  • Develop pneumonia twice over any time?
  • Have more than three episodes of bacterial sinusitis in one year or the occurrence of chronic sinusitis?
  • Need preventive antibiotics to decrease the number of infections?
  • Develop unusually severe infections that started as common bacterial infections?*
     

*Source: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.