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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
That's when a person has a weakened immune system from whatever reason: drugs, infection, malnutrition, etc. While immunodeficiency, is when an arm of the immune system is weakened or absent, can be something primary (born with) or secondary (acquired later in life) ...Read more
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
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
Yes.: The immune system wanes as we age. The manifestation of this process is evidenced by increased infectious processes such as herpes zoster (shingles), pneumonia, flu, and increasing incidence of cancers. Our immunity aids in our ability to mitigate or even prevent these processes. One can bolster his or her immunity by receiving vaccinations, and leading a healthy life style. ...Read more
I think I have a weak immune system because I catch colds easily. Do I have a higher risk for cancer?
I have an infection but my wounds heal slowly. I think I have a weak immune system? Any tests for that?
Wound healing: Note that there are many factors why a particular wound would not heal as fast as expected; these may have nothing to do with a 'weak' immune system. The immunodeficiency disorders, relatively speaking, are uncommon. On the other hand, disorders like diabetes mellitus which can affect healing, are extremely common. Reviewing this issue with your doctor can lead to specific testing. ...Read more
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
Nutrition, exercise: If you keep your body fit through good nutrition and a regular exercise program, your immune system will likely function better. The only supplement which may help regulate the immune system is vitamin d3, so make sure that you have an adequate intake. Folic acid has also been touted but the evidence is weaker. ...Read more
Yes, but not likely: Some colds last a long time. This year was especially bad for prolonged colds. ...Read more
Common problem: You will probably get most of what the kids have that is easily passed through coughs, like URI's. If you are cautious & wash hands often you can reduce the germs passes by random surface contact. Once you have been in the business for a while your system will develop immune resistance & the illness frequency will drop. ...Read more
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.
My husband got c dip from an antibiotic he was put on. Is this contagous I have a weak immune system and im worried!
Not too contagious.: Practice hand hygiene and wash your hands often with soap and water after any contact with contaminated material until the problem has resolved. The sanitizing gel does not kill C difficile. By the way, you can still hug him. ...Read more
Opposite is true: This may seem backwards, but it is our own immune system that determines how sick we get with a cold or flu. Interesting study was done on people who "never get sick" and people who "always get sick". Both were infected with cold viruses and the people who "never got sick" didn't get sick even with virus in them. Some immune systems are over-enthusiastic and make you sicker than need be... ...Read more
Can you tell me what to do if I found out that I have a weak immune system. What will happen and what does this mean?
Check it out: With a specialist, an Allergist/Immunologist would help sorting it out, history, physical examination, and probably some blood tests, good luck ...Read more
If I have a weak immune system due to copaxone, (glatiramer) does that make me more susceptible to cancer?
Probably not: The largest studies of long-term Copaxone (glatiramer) use do not show a significantly increased risk of cancers. However, there is a theoretical risk that decreasing the activity of the immune system could increase the chances of a cancer developing or growing more quickly. These concerns should be discussed with your neurologist so you can weigh this small risk against the benefits of this ms treatment. ...Read more
I am prescribed an antibiotic to take 2 a day, and I was going to start taking a daily probiotic b/c I have a weak immune system. Is this okay?
My brother says I have a weak immune system because once in a while I get tooth infection? Is he right?
About a month ago I started throwing up randomly with very little warning followed by body aches and chills. I have a weak immune system; infection?
Caught a yeast infection after having sex does this mean I have a weak immune system worried I have underlying cancer or something horrible help!
Educate yourself: Any guy can catch a yeast infection down there from a girl or just being himself. It's got nothing to do with your immune system. It's common. You're almost a grown man. One of the finest gifts you can give yourself and the women in your life is to be a responsible, educated lover. Start using condoms and read a couple of good books. And welcome to the new joys and responsibilities of being a man. ...Read more
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