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Do People With Lupus Get Colds More Often
Why do some people get mono when they are infected with ebv but others don't? How common is infection
Depends: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the cause of mono. Majority of adults have been infected and subsequently develop an immunity by age 40. Rarely, a second milder infection is possible. Most people get the virus in their childhood resulting in flu like symptoms. After recovery, most of them have lifetime immunity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes they can: Lupus is a chronic illness and can be quite disabling and so certain vaccines are actually recommended. Currently there is no vaccine out there that is contraindicated due to lupus. If the person is currently under treatment with some of the new biologic therapy, live-vaccines such as mmr/varivax/zostavax is not recommended. Otherwise, all other vaccines are ok. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
POOR CLEARANCE OF: Secretions increases chances for infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nobody knows surely: Many different things influence the reappearance of herpes from its normal sites of residence. Many of us carry it for a lifetime with minimal if any symptoms, some develop lesions when they get other infections, are stressed emotionally, are immune compromised, etc. People are different. ...Read more
Viruses: With a viral infection the virus invades the cells as opposed to bacterial infections which are outside the cells. Bacterial infections often make you acutely sicker but respond to antibiotics. Viral infections are often less dramatic but smolder and are not affected by antibiotics, may last longer and may take longer to regain your energy and rebuild the damage done. It may take weeks to feel ok. ...Read more
Why are people with ketoacidosis associated with diabetes especially likely to get to fungal infections?
High sugars: prevent white cells from fighting infectionsGet a more detailed answer ›
Any research on why some people get guillain-barre syndrome , when most don't? Does gbs tend to occur more in families with migraines/epilepsy?
Probably autoimmune: Preceding infection, such as flu, seems to trigger the event. The only variant with genetic predisposition is acute motor axonal neuropathy, in japan and china. Antibodies to gangliosides play a role. It is not more prevalent in families with migraines or epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variables: Infants tend to be well protected from illness in the first 8-12 wks by immunity passed in pregnancy from the mother. As that fades, babies /kids/adults get exposed to a variety of bacteria, viruses, parasites based on lifestyle, hygiene & chance.Kids that are well rested & fed show their peak resistance to illness.Some are more or less ill based on a combo of genetics & exposures. ...Read more
Popular/ Anger : Bipolar disorder is self-diagnosed and misdiagnosed for a number of reasons. It is currently the "popular" diagnosis, like multile personality disorder was a decade ago. Also, the symptom of irritability has been attributed by many just to bipolar disorder, even though it occurs in a lot of other illnesses. Lastly, it is hard to diagnose, even by experts, making it an easy target for people to use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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