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Can you be a nursing student if you have a weak immune system?

Can you be a nursing student if you have a weak immune system?

Usually: Most people who have 'a weak immune system' mean that they feel they get colds, flu symptoms, etc more often than others. Most have no real immune deficiency disorder - it is important that nursing students receive a flu shot, consider pneumonia shot and other routine vaccinations. ...Read more

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Weak Immune System (Definition)

Weak immune system refers to a state where the body's ability to fight off infection is diminished. A person's immune system can be weakened by chronic disease, malnutrition, or congenital defects of ...Read more


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If you have had a splenectomy does that mean you have a weak immune system ?

If you have had a splenectomy does that mean you have a weak immune system ?

No: Your immune system is intact. You would have a higher risk of infection from encapsulated organisms, and is why those with splenectomy have a pneumococcal vaccine as a precaution. ...Read more

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If you were diagnosed with HPV in your 20's and still have cancer causing HPV in 30's and abnormal paps does this mean you have a weak immune system?

If you were diagnosed with HPV in your 20's and still have cancer causing HPV in 30's and abnormal paps does this mean you have a weak immune system?

To some extent: The immune system is responsible for clearing infections from the body, including hpv. If you had hov in your 20's, it may have been cleared and your current problem is a new infection. If your body has not cleared the hpv you had in your 20's , then your immune system may lack the ability to eradicate that particular infection. If that is the case, then your risk for cervical cancer is higher. ...Read more

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If asthsma do I have a weak immune system?

If asthsma do I have a weak immune system?

The opposite: You have an overactive immune system when it comes to your lungs. In fact, some of the medicines for asthma contain steroids which weaken the immune system a bit so your symptoms improve. But it does put you at a slightly higher risk of infection. ...Read more

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Do I have a weak immune system if I tend t get warts?

Do I have a weak immune system if I tend t get warts?

No: Warts do not mean you have a weak immune system. Warts are common and your body has not developed resistance to the wart virus. It has resistance to internal infections such as strep , flu. Eyc. ...Read more

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Could I have a weak immune system? I just started working in day care and am constantly sick.

Day care &sick: No you do not have a weak immune system.It is common as the kids get many different kind of viral and other infectons and the keep going around from kid to kid and you also get exposed to the same.You just have to take precautions with the kids by washing hands many times after coming in contact with the kids and not been to close to the babies who have cold etc.But sooner you will be immune to it. ...Read more

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Dr. I feel I have a weak immune system n feel tired all too often for my age. Opinions on how to strengthen? Gen. healthy but got colds easy as a kid.

Dr. I feel I have a weak immune system n feel tired all too often for my age. Opinions on how to strengthen? Gen. healthy but got colds easy as a kid.

No you don't have: a weak immune system, your anxiety is taking its toll also, here is a recipe: fresh air, good night time sleep, excercise and a healthy diet, lots of fruits and vegetables and much less of fats, sweets and fast food, goodluck ...Read more

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It possible to have a weak immune system?

It possible to have a weak immune system?

Often spoken about: Hard to measure, unless we speak of a specific immunodefficiency, like digeorge syndrome, bruton's agammaglobulinemia. We understand aids, the cause being hi, the deficiency in cd-4 t-lymphocytes. But "weak" immunity in cancer treatment is transient lowering of granulocytes. ...Read more