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Do I Have A Weak Immune System If I Tend T Get Warts
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
Does a wart growth imply weak immune system? I have had 3 finger warts (removed last year) but recently noticed 1 growing on my index finger?
Not usually: The wart virus is a pretty tricky entity. It can hide out in skin cells and avoid our immune system. Often our immune system will finally identify the virus and mount a defense but every patient can be different. If you are really concerned about your immune system I suggest discussing it with your gp. A dermatologist can also help you treat warts. ...Read more
Have multiple tiny warts on back of hands, top of feet and a couple dotted about body. Is it a sign of weak immune system? I'm very rarely sick.
No: You are immune competent, having those warts doesn't denote a problem with your immune system, see a dermatologist if you are looking for treatment, enjoy your health ...Read more
My brother says I have a weak immune system because once in a while I get tooth infection? Is he right?
Strep Throat: It can but usually it it more often due to big and persistent tonsils and adenoids. Fortunately, recurrent strep throat is not one of the warning signs for an immune deficiency. Many times just taking out tonsils and adenoids cures the problem. If for see your allergist for possible IgA evaluation and/or allergy evaluation. ...Read more
Is fever after every vaccintaion normal? Does it signal a weak immune system? I'm concerned because my son always seems to get one after a shot.
Depends on vaccine:
Not all vaccines cause fever, some more likely than others.
For example the Dtap vaccine and the VZV and MMR vaccines which are live vaccines are more likely to have a fever associated with them. It does not signal a weak immune system, in fact it most likely means the pt's immune response to the vaccine is good. Treat the fever for its uncomfortable symptoms. ...Read more
My body has weak immune system and I get sick very quickly. Suggest some tips to develop my immune system?
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
I have a weak immune system in when I got chylamdia I got the system right away if I had any other diseases will it show ashl?
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.
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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