A 39-year-old member asked:
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what's the best way to boost your immune system to fight off a cold, allergy, or flu if you have an autoimmune disease?

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Dr. John Baker
13 years experience Neurology
Allergy: It is presumed, though not very well proven, that having sufficient body stores of vitamins c/e, zinc, and b vitamins to fight off illnesses. The best way is to get good sleep and eat plenty of healthy calories during sickness.
Answered on Apr 20, 2013

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Of course.: Clearly, you have better understanding of medicine and infectious disease than the expert doctors on this system, because the internet told you so.
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COVID 19 or FLU: This should not make a significant difference (unless you take strong immunosuppressive drugs).
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No: You do not list the specific autoimmune disorder. There are scores of them. As a rule, a flu shot is very advisable.

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