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Does Anti Inflammatory Drug Suppress Immune System
No: usually immune suppressive drugs dose not cause large lymph node and the other cause should be investigate ...Read more
Do anti malaria drugs such as plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) suppress the immune system and cause susceptibility to infections or no ?
No it Does Not: No it does not suppress immune system and cause susceptibility to infections. ...Read more
Is it possible to locally suppress the immune system, like only suppressing it at one gland or organ?
PRECONCEPTION: It depends. See her OB gyn for a preconception visit. Get married and be there for her for the long haul. It's only fair to her to have your love and support. ...Read more
Generally yes.: Autoimmune disorders deregulate the immune system and may even compromise it. The medications used to manage these disorders suppress the immune system predictably. ...Read more
Yes: They represent any abnormal immune response and often therefore will suppress the normal immune response. ...Read more
Yes.: All medical options for autoimmune disorders are essentially immune modulators or suppressants. ...Read more
Need more info: We would need a bit more information. Do you know or just suspect your immune system is suppressed? I would suggest you talk to your primary doctor or the specialist treating your immune disorder. Ask the doctor for information and resources (reputable web sites, etc.) so that you can learn more about your specific type of immune disease. Good luck. ...Read more
Lowers WBC counts: Chemotherapy slows down the production of white blood cells (WBC) for a few days which makes patient susceptible to catch infection. This effect on blood cells is short lived, such that most patients recover in 3-4 weeks and so does their immunity. By and large it is a minor problem and can be safely monitored by an oncologist/specialist in the use of Chemotherapy. ...Read more
Vitamin D: Try vitamin d3 2000 iu daily. This is available over the counter and is inexpensive. ...Read more
Confusing question: During immunosuppression caused by a variety of drugs, the immune system is transiently reduced.It does not remove the biological memory created by vaccines.Once the drug or drugs are withdrawn, the immune system gradually returns with its memory intact.The exception would be the harsh chemo that is used to prepare one for bone marrow transplant. Those patients get their shots again after recovery ...Read more
Why do some people "clear/suppress" pre-cancerous HPV while others do not? Is their immune system stronger/healthier?
We don't know: I do hpv research (looking at the specific parts of the immune system and their responce to hpv) and the truth is no one knows why some people clear/suppress the virus while others don't. Regarding cervical dysplagia cin1 (lsil) approximately 1/3 of women have a future pap smear that is normal, 1/3 keep the cin1(lsil), and 1/3 progress to cin2 (hsil). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do glucocorticoids suppress all parts of the immune system, or suppress some parts and increase the activity of other parts?
Complicated: The answer is complicated. In general glucocorticoids suppress the immune system by interfering with protein production in cells. That being said, glucocorticoids also work on receptors in the cytoplasm of cells, enacting signal mechanisms, some of which are unclear as to action. Glucocorticoids also release food stores for use in a stress reaction. ...Read more
HIV treatment: There are numerous classes of anti-retrovirals to treat HIV/AIDS. Their mechanisms of action are different, but the end result is the same. They all act to decrease viral replication, causing a decrease in the viral load in the blood as well as a gradual increase in the CD4 - T helper - cells. This helps to boost back the immune system. ...Read more
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