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do i have a weak immune system if i tend t get warts

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
No: Warts do not mean you have a weak immune system. Warts are common and your body has not developed resistance to the wart virus. It has resistance to i ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Not really: Warts are caused by a virus and get in thru opening in the skin.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
Not usually: The wart virus is a pretty tricky entity. It can hide out in skin cells and avoid our immune system. Often our immune system will finally identify the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: you are immune competent, having those warts doesn't denote a problem with your immune system, see a dermatologist if you are looking for treatment, e ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
COVID 19: How close was the contact wi your friend? Less than 6 ft apart? Both wearing mask? Person appear ill at the time? Outdoors or in poorly ventilated, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: Teeth infections are usually a local problem - poor oral hygiene, inherited or acquired tooth enamel problems, secondary to gingivitis, related to tob ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Strep Throat: It can but usually it it more often due to big and persistent tonsils and adenoids. Fortunately, recurrent strep throat is not one of the warning sign ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on vaccine: Not all vaccines cause fever, some more likely than others. For example the Dtap vaccine and the VZV and MMR vaccines which are live vaccines are m ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: You get shingles from a reactivation of prior chickenpox. This may occur if your immune system is weak, but not from an external exposure to cpx.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
No: But you could get chickenpox if you never had it. Once you have it then you are at risk of shingles in the future.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Basics: Youare young and should look to basics diet sleep physical activity regularly. Maintain balance in life. Nothing exotic.
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