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does hydroxychloroquine suppress the immune system

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No it Does Not: No it does not suppress immune system and cause susceptibility to infections.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No it does not: Hydroxychloroquine is fairly safe medicine, it does not affect the immune system. There is no indication that it can cause cancer. So it is considered ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Eat what you like.: I would not recommend any supplement advertised as an immune booster. It is ok to eat any fresh foods or vegetables. There is no research evidence t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes,it has: been shown to affect the immune system. It tends to weaken it.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson answered
38 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Because it can negatively affect the quality of sleep it could via that mechanism. Chronic inhalation of smoke can compromise the respiratory system a ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: I have not heard any that dairy can weaken the immune system. Some people mostly young children have a hypersensitivity or allergy to milk protein. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Two stages: Natural Killer cells are the first immune step that seeks out the malaria to mark it for the body to "kill" it. A second step is the T cell that also ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Influenza: "immune system" comprises many components, including the skin and mucous membranes and their associated cells. Influenza may paralyze the pulmonary a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Immunity: It protects us and can also be a major player in the inflammatory pathway or autoimmune disease.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
No: A weakened immune system may increase the liklihood for staph infection, not the other way around.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Rituximab (rituxin) is a monoclonal antibody to cd20 an antigen located on lymphocytes. One consequence of using this drug is a drop in lymphocyte num ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Roque immune system: I think one need to think more about a rogue immune reaction thereby causing autoimmune disorder instead of an overactive one. An autoimmune problem ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Lowers WBC counts: Chemotherapy slows down the production of white blood cells (WBC) for a few days which makes patient susceptible to catch infection. This effect on bl ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Hits white bld cells: The HIV virus (leading to aids) attacks and destroys a critical white blood cell of the immune system: the "cd4+ t-helper" cell. With these cells knoc ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Flonase or fluticasone is a topical nasal steroid spray. There is very little systemic absorption. Its efficacy and safety have been proven. There ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes the immune system fights all infections.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Kumar
7 years experience Anesthesiology
Hits white bld cells: The HIV virus (leading to aids) attacks and destroys a critical white blood cell of the immune system: the "cd4+ t-helper" cell. With these cells knoc ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Complicated: Natural killer cells can recognize tumor cells and virally infected cells and destroy those. T-cells and antibodies to markers on tumor cells may als ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cancer and immunity: Interesting question. Cancer usually either fools or overwhelms the immune system as the latter usually keeps cancer cells in check. Medications for c ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Lowers immunity : Kidney diseases usually lowers someone's immunity as evidenced by the high risk of these patients to develop infections ( pneumonia, urine infection e ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, yes, yes.: Trust me, yes. Now you're getting into a lot of the biology and science of the human body, detailed analysis of immunity and the immune system, the ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Seagraves
16 years experience Pharmacology
Yes: This is true for most of the drugs used for an autoimmune disease.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: They represent any abnormal immune response and often therefore will suppress the normal immune response.
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