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Arthralgia symptoms after immune complex reaction. How soon does it end?

Arthralgia symptoms after immune complex reaction. How soon does it end?

Depends on cause: Serum sickness. Thiis is commonly seen after settings such as a reaction to a foreign antigen (drug, infection, etc) and once that antigen resolves the immune complex reaction subsites - time depends can be days, weeks or months. But with a chronic setting where the antigen persists like in an autoimmune reaction in lupus, then the immune complexes persists and the condition continues. ...Read more

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Are your immune system or liver affected by toxic shock syndrome?

Are your immune system or liver affected by toxic shock syndrome?

TSS: It can definitely have an effect on both the immune system and liver as well as the kidneys, skin, GI tract, etc. It depends on the severity of the tss. ...Read more

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Arthralgia symptoms after immune complex reaction. How soon does it end?

Depends on cause: Serum sickness. Thiis is commonly seen after settings such as a reaction to a foreign antigen (drug, infection, etc) and once that antigen resolves the immune complex reaction subsites - time depends can be days, weeks or months. But with a chronic setting where the antigen persists like in an autoimmune reaction in lupus, then the immune complexes persists and the condition continues. ...Read more

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Arthralgia symptoms after immune complex reaction. How could it be after 6 months?

Arthralgia symptoms after immune complex reaction. How could it be after 6 months?

See rheumatologist: This has to be followed properly and you need to be under the care of for a family dr. Or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Arthralgia symptoms after immune complex reaction. How can it still be after 6 months?

Arthralgia symptoms after immune complex reaction. How can it still be after 6 months?

Immune complex symp: You don't say what you reacted to, but there is an infection called parvovirus b19 in which, after the person is over the infection, the immune complex response causes arthralgias that can last up to 2 years. They always eventually resolve. If your reaction was to a medication, you should get better, but recheck with your doctor if worried. A new illness may overlap with your prior one and confuse. ...Read more

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Does one kind of doc specialize in treating "immune-complex diseases"? Do I have to bite the bullet and see many specialists due to its complexity?

Rheumatologist : Would be a good place to start, but depending on how many and how severely different organs are affected, I am afraid the answer is yes. ...Read more

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Does ginger have immune-enhancing properties?

Does ginger have immune-enhancing properties?

Yes : While not one of the top immune-enhancing herbs, ginger does benefit the immune system. It has antibacterial, anti-viral & anti-parasitic activity. It has activity against certain types of cancer. It can stimulate phagocytosis & activate t-cells & modulate th2. See www.Boost-immune-system-naturally.Com/health-benefits-of-ginger.Html & www.Livestrong.Com/article/359341-ginger-the-immune-system/. ...Read more

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Is it possible to become immune to a particular medicine?

Is it possible to  become immune to a particular medicine?

Yes: Your body can become tolerant of certain medications. Some medications may fail to be effective for you. This is not the case with most meds, tho. Antibiotics can lose effectiveness against certain bacteria through a process called "resistance". This is not usually a problem experienced by ibdividuals. ...Read more

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What could the immune system do?

What could the immune system do?

Immunity: In a nutshell protects your body against external and internal harmful invaders ...Read more

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What makes up the immune system?

What makes up the immune system?

Cells,tissues,organs: The immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend the body against attacks. Lymphoid organs (produce white blood cells that fight invading organisms) found throughout body, in bone marrow, thymus gland, lymph nodes, tonsils, appendix, lining of digestive tract and lungs. ...Read more

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How to improve our immune system?

How to improve our immune system?

What's the prob: The immune system has many facets, what are you trying to achieve? An immune deficiency is best diagnosed by an allergist/immunologist and they can guide you on how to treat it. ...Read more

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What is good for my immune system?

What is good for my immune system?

Stay healthy: Eat right, exercise, take a multivitamin. Antioxidents such as teas, colored fruits and berries, chocolat and a little red wine. Probiotics such as yogert may help. Get enough sleep. Don't smoke or drink to excess. ...Read more

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How to have a strong immune system?

How to have a strong immune system?

Stay physically fit: There's no magic food, pill or herbal product. Get enough sleep and don't overdo mind-altering substances or use tobacco. The one intervention that repeatedly is shown in controlled studies to enhance people's responses to antigen challenges is re-committing to aerobic fitness. You'll be glad. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How should I boost my immune system?

How should I boost my immune system?

Live healthy: The best way to boost your immunity is to eat right, exercise regularly, get enough rest and sleep. Also, you should refrain from being "too clean". There is no need for vitamins or supplements. Very few of the many supplements advertised for boosting the immune system are truly active. ...Read more

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Does astragalus boost immune systems?

Does astragalus boost immune systems?

Astragalus: Astragalus has been used in traditional chinese medicine for centuries. Its main use has been to boost the body's immune system. But it also has been used to treat other conditions, including heart disease. That raises the question of exactly what heart benefits astragalus might offer. And if it does offer heart benefits, are there side effects you should know about? ...Read more

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How can I regenerate my immune system?

How can I regenerate my immune system?

Health: Healthy diet, exercise, water,sleep,stews resuction and replacement of nutrient deficicencies are a great. Start . ...Read more

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Any tips on boosting my immune system?

Any tips on boosting my immune system?

No sure way.: Staying in good physical shape with regular exercises (not extreme exercises) and a healthy diet may be helpful. Make sure your plasma vitamin d3 level is optimal since vitamin d3 has been shown to be an important immune regulator. I would like to see the 25 oh vitamin d3 level to be around 50 to 60 ng even though the recommended level is around 30 ng. ...Read more