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Do I Have A Weak Immune System If I Tend T Get Warts
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
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
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