Top
30
Doctor insights on: Antibiotics And Weaken Immune System

Share
1

1
What do you do to treat pseudomonas repeated UTI and weakened immune system due to long term antibiotic use?

What do you do to treat pseudomonas repeated UTI and weakened immune system due to long term antibiotic use?

Repeat UTI's: I would suggest you see a urologist to arrive at a diagnosis of what is causing your having repeat uti's. One of the causes is an anatomical problem of your urinary system. You will need a renal ultrasound and perhaps a xray of your kidneys, ureters and bladder. Have your urine cultured to make sure your doctor is giving you an effective antibiotic. How do you know your immune system is weak? ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
1,117 doctors shared insights

Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


2

2
What can weaken your immune system?

What can weaken your immune system?

Unhealthy lifestyle: sleep deprivation, not enough rest, not enough exercise or fresh air, unhealthy foods, not enough fruits and vegetables, apart from other reasons such as certain medicines given to suppress immunity to control some conditions, ...Read more

4

4
Can EBV weaken my immune system forever?

Can EBV weaken my immune system forever?

Forever's a big word: You can be more susceptible to ebv by having a weak immune system. However the term 'forever', is a big word to use. There are things you can do to boost your immune system, nutritionally, and therefore keep the ebv subclinical. Speak to your integrative holistic medical doctor about this. It's important to eat organically, and eliminate exposure to pesticides, and other environmental toxins/halogens. ...Read more

5

5
Can all cancers weaken your immune system?

Can all cancers weaken your immune system?

No: Liquid cancers of the blood (leukemia and lymphoma) can weaken the immune system and predispose a patient to infections. Other cancers only affect the overall immune system when they are very advanced and have spread throughout the bone marrow. It is true however, that all cancers have activated mechanisms in the body that shield them from the immune system and allow them to survive. ...Read more

6

6
Is it true that turmeric weakens immune system?

Is it true that turmeric weakens immune system?

Turmeric: Actually, turmeric (cur cumumen) strengthens the immune system in many, many ways. It is a very potent anti-inflammatory and is the most studied spice/herb in the world. It is very good for your health! ...Read more

7

7
Does having no spleen weaken your immune system?

A litltle bit: It weakens your immune response against encapsulated bacteria "s. Pneumoniae and haemophilus influenzae" , you should receive a vaccine against those organisms, discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

8

8
Can a malignant thymoma weaken the immune system?

Age related: In adults there is little evidence that there is a negative impact on the immune system . This in not the case in children. ...Read more

9

9
Does sugar weaken the immune system? Ie. drinking pop

Does sugar weaken the immune system?  Ie.  drinking pop

NO: But it does increase your risk of Diabetes and may eventually cause that disease, which is a co-morbid condition that carries with it many risk factors! Best to avoid too much sugary POP. Stay Well. ...Read more

10

10
Do people with Chronic Bronchitis have a weakened immune system?

Do people with Chronic Bronchitis have a weakened immune system?

Depends: lower airways, bronchi, are affected in many diseases, immunodeficiency states are one sort of diseases that affect all exposed surfaces, airways, gastrointestinal tract and skin, but those are very rare diseases, more common though are the type of airway inflammation in the immunocompetent persons as asthma, COPD, especially in smokers, producing symptoms of fatigue and recurrent infections ...Read more

11

11
I have a weakened immune system, how do I protect myself from flu, etc?

I have a weakened immune system, how do I protect myself from flu, etc?

Wash hands; use mask: For a person with a weak immune system, he should get the vaccines he is permitted to take (usually any non-live vaccine). He should wear a mask when around other people, especially anybody with sniffles or cough (including people who claim to have "just allergies"). Avoid shaking hands if possible. Otherwise, use hand sanitizer, and wash hands after touching possibly "germy" surfaces. ...Read more

12

12
How much time does it take for Lyme disease to weaken your immune system?

Not an issue: Lyme disease doesn't weaken the immune system or cause opportunistic infection. The rash of lyme disease (erythema migrans) may begin a week after a tic bite. Other features of the disease may occur weeks, months, or even years after the initial infection. ...Read more

13

13
Does having had cancer and being treated for it did it weaken your immune system?

Does having had cancer and being treated for it did it weaken your immune system?

That would depend on: the type of treatment. Having surgery would not necessarily weaken immune system - however chemotherapy might. Was there a specific type of treatment that you had in mind? ...Read more

14

14
What are the odds of mild cervical displaysia going away on its own with a weakened immune system?

Cervical dysplasia: This depends upon the cause of the cervical dysplasia and what you mean by a weakened immune system. If the dysplasia was related to hpv infection, or to other vaginal infection it may not self-correct . This should be discussed in depth with your gynecologist. ...Read more

16

16
Does dairy weaken the immune system?

Does dairy weaken the immune system?

No: I have not heard any that dairy can weaken the immune system. Some people mostly young children have a hypersensitivity or allergy to milk protein. This does not effect other aspects of the immune response to pathogens (germs). There is also a condition of infancy in which milk can cause intestinal bleeding but that's transient. ...Read more

17

17
Could cold showers weaken your immune system?

No: There is no data that would support the assertion that cold water weakens one's immune system. ...Read more

19

19
Long term fungus weaken immune system?

Long term fungus weaken immune system?

Fungus: Where is the fungus? Usually if the immune system is debilitated it can cause protracted fungal infections, not the other way around. ...Read more

21

21
My immune system seems to really have weakened, almost shut down since i had my baby 5 months ago. How can I replenish it?

See doctor: How did you arrive at that conclusion?. Are you having frequent illnesses? See you doctor to find out if you're immune deficient or maybe anemic or other condition. ...Read more

22

22
Does switching back and forth from a warm to a cold environment (going outside in the winter then stepping back in) weaken the immune system?

Immune system: I know of no evidence that this weakens a persons immune system. To the contrary some cultures e.g. The finnish and swedish peoples practice sitting in a hot sauna and then swimming in cold water which they feel improves their health. ...Read more

23

23
I heard mono is the disease that never dies. Is this true, does mono truely never leave your body? Will your immune system be permanently weakened?

I heard mono is the disease that never dies. Is this true, does mono truely never leave your body? Will your immune system be permanently weakened?

EBV: The epstein barr virus, like other herpesviruses, remains in your body for a lifetime once you have acquired it. Fortunately it seldom produces recurrences of disease but simply remains dormant in your body. Whether this in any way affects your immune system is not completely known, but if it does it is not likely for you to notice it, and you will also be sharing it with almost all other people. ...Read more

24

24
Does the flu weaken immune system?

Does the flu weaken immune system?

Yes: Afterwards patients can get a superimposed bacterial infection with staph aureus ; others that can killed ; sickened more people than the flu alone. ...Read more

25

25
Does staph weaken the immune system?

Does staph weaken the immune system?

No: A weakened immune system may increase the liklihood for staph infection, not the other way around. ...Read more

26

26
Does marijuana weaken the immune system?

Does marijuana weaken the immune system?

Really challenging: This is far too complex to even scratch the surface, as not too much is known regarding the full effects of marijuana. But, there is some evidence of benefits on spasticity in ms, but also, theoretical issues with interaction with ms drugs, such as gilenya (fingolimod). Lung function can be affected, and this would disturb the first line immune system indirectly. All the answers not known yet. ...Read more

27

27
Can emotional stress weaken the immune system?

Stress & immune syst: Yes. Chronic emotional stress weakens the immune system making you more vulnerable to illness. It's important to manage stress well to have good health. ...Read more

28

28
Does anorexia nervosa weaken the immune system?

Usually yes: That is a strong possibility. The more severe that anorexia nervosa symptoms become, the more it breaks down the body's reserves. ...Read more

29

29
Can olanzapine (15 mg) weaken your immune system?

Can olanzapine (15 mg) weaken your immune system?

Maybe : As a part of its adverse/side effect can cause low WBC count or sometime more severe. But that is not typical and this is not a immune- suppressing agent. Labs should be followed while on this medication. ...Read more

30

30
Does charcot marie tooth weaken the immune system?

Does charcot marie tooth weaken the immune system?

CMT Disease: While CMT may present in a few specific ways in diff age groups, it is considered a genetic neuromuscular disease, affecting children and adolescents. Symptoms pertain to muscle weakness of lower extremities, like weakness, difficulty walking , balancing, crooked toes or scoliosis. Family member with CMT should prompt a genetic consultation before marriage. Supportive treat. is only option w PT et ...Read more