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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

Dr. Dawn Sokol
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Weak Immune System (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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.

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

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My brother says I have a weak immune system because once in a while I get tooth infection? Is he right?

My brother says I have a weak immune system because once in a while I get tooth infection? Is he right?

Unlikely: How often do you see a dentist? Do you maintain good oral hygiene? Have a dentist evaluate your infected tooth and get treated. Usually infected teeth are caused by poor oral hygiene and not a weak immune system. ...Read more

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Can having a weak immune system cause me to get strep continuously?

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

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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.

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

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If I had a weak immune system, could I get shingles from someone who has chickenpox?

If I had a weak immune system, could I get shingles from someone who has chickenpox?

No: You get shingles from a reactivation of prior chickenpox. This may occur if your immune system is weak, but not from an external exposure to cpx. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you with a weak immune system get shingles from someone who has chickenpox?

Please tell me, could you with a weak immune system get shingles from someone who has chickenpox?

No: But you could get chickenpox if you never had it. Once you have it then you are at risk of shingles in the future. ...Read more

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My body has weak immune system and I get sick very quickly. Suggest some tips to develop my immune system?

My body has weak immune system and I get sick very quickly. Suggest some tips to develop my immune system?

Basics: Youare young and should look to basics diet sleep physical activity regularly. Maintain balance in life. Nothing exotic. ...Read more

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Do I have a weak immune system if I have low thyroid?

Do I have a weak immune system if I have low thyroid?

No: There is no relationship between thyroid disorder and immune system. Hypo or hyperthyroidism can be caused by anti bodies to the glands but does not mean thar your immune system is low. ...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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Could I have a weak immune system? I just started working in day care and am constantly sick.

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

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

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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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What to do if I have a weak immune system is there anything I can do?

What to do if I have a weak immune system is there anything I can do?

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

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Why do I catch cold so often and easily? Do I have a weak immune system?

Colds: Frequent colds are common as the common cold viruses mutate constantly and one cannot mount an immunity to them, but are you sure these are colds and not nasal allergies? ...Read more

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What to do if I found out that I have a weak immune system. What will happen and what does this mean?

Need more info: A "weak" immune system is not a medical term. If you mean immune deficiency, the type of deficiency will determine what the results may be. Without knowing what is wrong with your immune system, I can't be more specific ...Read more

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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

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I think I have a weak immune system--does this put me at higher risk for cancer?

I think I have a weak immune system--does this put me at higher risk for cancer?

Not necessarily: Patients that are on immune suppressive drugs or have diseases such as HIV are at higher risk for malignancy. Thinking you have a weakened immune system doesn't mean that you necessarily do. ...Read more

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I think I have a weak immune system because I catch colds easily. Do I have a higher risk for cancer?

I think I have a weak immune system because I catch colds easily. Do I have a higher risk for cancer?

No: Unless you really have an impaired immune system such as hiv, cvid, hypogamaglobulinemia, catching colds dose not translate to an increased risk of cancer. ...Read more

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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

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My husband got c dip from an antibiotic he was put on. Is this contagous I have a weak immune system and im worried!

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

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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

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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?

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?

Not really: But you have a problem with your gut, can be an infection, or just simple gastritis/GERD, need to see your doctor for evaluation, good luck ...Read more

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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!

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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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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I had a very very bad case of mono about a year and a half ago, even after a year and a half of having it can I still have a weak immune system today?

More details: We need to know what you meant by having a weak immune system. Do you have frequent infections especially those involving the sinuses and the lungs? Do you have frequent skin boils? These are just some of the examples. ...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

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more