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Can you be a nursing student if you have a weak immune system

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
23 years experience Family Medicine
Usually: Most people who have 'a weak immune system' mean that they feel they get colds, flu symptoms, etc more often than others. Most have no real immune de ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
No: Your immune system is intact. You would have a higher risk of infection from encapsulated organisms, and is why those with splenectomy have a pneumoco ... Read More
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Spleen's importance: The spleen helps stop infections from spreading, so losing it means one needs special attention when sick. Doctors caring for these patients should be ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
26 years experience Trauma Surgery
Immune System Intact: I agree with dr. Hoepfner. Your immune system is intact, but you are at a very small risk (.05 to 2%) for overwhelming post-splenectomy sepsis from ce ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. RAJESH Sehgal
21 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: No.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
To some extent: The immune system is responsible for clearing infections from the body, including hpv. If you had hov in your 20's, it may have been cleared and your ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Welsh
62 years experience Geriatrics
Yes.: The immune system wanes as we age. The manifestation of this process is evidenced by increased infectious processes such as herpes zoster (shingles), ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
31 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not necessarily: Patients that are on immune suppressive drugs or have diseases such as HIV are at higher risk for malignancy. Thinking you have a weakened immune sys ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: Your immune system is probably quite normal. Many people are susceptible to colds without having immune deficiency. It is not likely that you are at ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
Wound healing: Note that there are many factors why a particular wound would not heal as fast as expected; these may have nothing to do with a 'weak' immune system. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Often spoken about: Hard to measure, unless we speak of a specific immunodefficiency, like digeorge syndrome, bruton's agammaglobulinemia. We understand aids, the cause b ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Moss
Dr. Gary Moss answered
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Uncommon: We can evaluate and treat a number of immune disorders. They are all considered to be uncommon.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nutrition, exercise: If you keep your body fit through good nutrition and a regular exercise program, your immune system will likely function better. The only supplement w ... Read More

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