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Does masturbating lower the immune system

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No: Has nothing to do with that.

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Nope: It only boosts your sense of self gratification.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Immune System: Masturbation does not boost immunity.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
That's silly: Please forgive my frankness. The immune system is enormously complex, and anyone wishing to publish a junk paper can demonstrate that something impact... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
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 female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
No: It should not unless you have an immune deficiency to begin with.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Theoretically: Steroids can lower your immune resistance to infections, so we must always weigh the risks vs benefits when taking any medication. That being said, a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 32 years experience
Yes: Radiation primarily has its effects on lymphoid tissue. Lymphocytes are in part responsible for helping to fight off infections.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Immune globulins actually augment the immune system, by bringing in a large dose of antibodies to a particular substance. The globulins bind to whate... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Any steroid can: potential effect the immune system. It is important to understand the benefits as well as the risks of any medication. It is important that you discu... Read More

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