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Protein that defends the body against viruses bacteria

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Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
Family Medicine 34 years experience
None: There are no known health benefits to sauna and steam room. People just think it feels good. Theoretically, warming your muscles might help exercise... Read More

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
Medical Oncology 8 years experience
See below: Viruses may be used in certain types of experimental therapy- using ocolytic viruses; the strategy involves transfer of some dna material that is inco... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Unfortunately, no: Sorry, but this won't have any effect on either preventing infection or making symptoms better. If you develop nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea,... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Immune system: Humans, fortunately, have an amazing immune system that works night and day, 24/7 to stop germs from causing us any harm. Usually when an infection ta... Read More
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Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 51 years experience
Because: Our bodies evolved in an environment of bacteria and viruses, they depend on the "normal flora" to function.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes: It is impossible to determine with certainty whether you have disrupted the normal barrier to penetrance of organisms. Intact skin and mucous membran... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Complicated issue: White blood cells routinely monitor body cells and if they have any proteins that are not natural part of the body of the person, the white cells can ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Infections: Different viruses & bacteria enter our bodies thru different pathways. In addition to what you've noted, don't forget sexually transmitted disease... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: Babies are born without any germs. If mom had the chickenpox during pregnancy, the kid may harbor that germ in its body but that is a rare exception. ... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
You misunderstand. Increased growth in warm, moist places applies to almost all the billions of bacteria on human skin, in our intestines, etc -- but ... Read More

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