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How long after pregnancy is the immune system supressed

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
48 years experience Family Medicine
Continues thru preg: The immune system continues to work throughout pregnancy but the placenta provides a special separation between mother and child which works most of t ... Read More
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Dr. Cristina Carballo
38 years experience Neonatology
Not immunosuppressed: There is a misconception that pregnancy causes immunosuppression when in reality there is a change in the immune system, in that it modualtes it's res ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: A staphylococcal infection does not cause immunosuppression.
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: In general bacterial infections don't "suppress" the immune system; instead, the bodies immune system is increased to fight such infection. However, ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Fungus: Where is the fungus? Usually if the immune system is debilitated it can cause protracted fungal infections, not the other way around.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Alcohol in medicatio: Nyquil does contain alcohol, but it will not affect your immune system. Alcohol will be rapidly absorbed through the stomach lining and metabolized b ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Uncertain, unknown?: A body that is very fatigued, due to a lack of sleep, excess stress, being overworked, etc..., may get sick more easily. This concept is difficult to ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
No and no.: There are no known longterm sequellae from antihistamines. I would stick with the long-acting, non-sedating ones, such as Allegra and Claritin, (lorat ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Septicemia: Even after the infection has been eradicated by appropriate antibiotic therapy septicemia exerts a tremendous strain on your body. Postinfectious or p ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Don't quite: understand what you meant by your statement about your immune system and cognitive improvement! however, if you need an expert to decipher your condit ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Not all invaders: Your body is indeed hypervigilant but not to all invaders, only to those you are sensitized to. Allergies develop because your body recognizes specifi ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: This depends on the illness types. Viral illnesses tend to generate a blocking agent called interferon, which generally prevents other viruses from at ... Read More
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