Sick Children And Daycare

December 6, 2010 Updated Dec 6, 2010 at 8:52 PM EDT

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December 6, 2010 Updated Dec 6, 2010 at 8:52 PM EDT

(WKBW/ABC) If you have a child in daycare, it may seem they are always coming down with some type of infection. Should you worry? A new study says no.

Researchers found that kids who started daycare before age two had a 61% higher frequency of colds and ear infections, but they had a 43% lower risk of those infections once they went to elementary school.

The doctors say daycare doesn't have long-term negative effects on a child's health and may even offer some protection down the road.

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