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Does masturbating lower the immune system

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
No: Has nothing to do with that.
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Nope: It only boosts your sense of self gratification.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Immune System: Masturbation does not boost immunity.
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 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
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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
No: Its action is mostly topical and it takes much large doses of oral or injectable steroid for many months to suppress the immune system even a little b... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes: Radiation primarily has its effects on lymphoid tissue. Lymphocytes are in part responsible for helping to fight off infections.
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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
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Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
No immunity No cold: Your immune system doesn't weaken but you could get sick. There are cilia in your lungs that help push out mucus with bacteria or viruses. When you ge... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Kashkin
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
Not at all: You always heard your mom say "you're going to get sick if you don't bundle up" has been shown to not be accurate. Exposure to cold temperature in ty... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Stains,which is what atorvastatin, is is felt to aid your immune system according to various studies through the years. One study that I read recently... Read More
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Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
No evidence: you have nicotine only and I am aware of no evidence that this has a immunological effect. However the nicotine has other effects on the blood vessel... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
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
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