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Does having an overactive immune system mean i'm more susceptible to germs/infections? (i'm told i have no autoimmune disorders, only overactive immune system- cfids) i take no meds

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Possibly: The term is broad, but if there is inflammation, an infection may be more likely. You may upload your lab reports for a second opinion health tap virtual consult. This may provide additional information to you and your physician.

Answered 7/27/2019

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Wouldn't think so: The immune system when active prevents germs from hurting you. If it is truly out of control you may have autoimmune diseases like arthritis, lupus, autoimmune thyroid disease. Saying your system is overactive may be a crude explanation for allergies (which involve other parts of the immune system). Without reviewing all the data it is hard to be sure what they mean.

Answered 8/1/2019

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