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Signs of a compromised immune system

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Dr. Paul Carter
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Cold Urticaria: Cold induced urticaria occurs whenever the skin is chilled, by cold air or cold water, or by direct contact with cold items like ice or a cold drink c... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: It's mostly your genes and is basically a curiosity.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Get a blood test.: Blood tests can determine if you have normal levels of infection-fighting proteins (immunoglobulin) in your blood and measure the levels of blood cel... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
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Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Don't need more: Than immunodeficiency, however malignancy remains another health risk after opportunistic infections in AIDS patients, but again stemming from the fac... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Eason
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Suppressed immunity: THere are many reasons for a compromised immune system. This can cause increased susceptibility to infections of various kinds. As such, one must ta... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Difficult to answer: Only about 1% of MGUS progress to more sever lesion each year. So the risk is low that you will get multiple myeloma. However, you must follow your do... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Ntimane
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#StayCOVID19Safe: Hi there. You could be re-infected, yes, if your immune system remains "compromised" - with Pneumocystis Carinii and/or any other opportunistic "infe... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19 Precautions: Wash hands often with warm water & soap for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth unless hands have just been washed. Use a face... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Preventive measures: People w meds or health problems affecting immunity can take measures to reduce infections(CHECK W DOC 1st!)MRSA can be carried in the nose;if testing... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Yes, a compromised immune system can put you at risk for any type of infection. There are specific types of immune dysfunction that might put you at ... Read More

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