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Does Hydroxychloroquine Suppress Immune System
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
As a lupus patient I have avoided foods like garlic and mushrooms (foods that improve immune system). Is it advisable? On 1g mmf bd, 400mg plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)
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
Drugs to suppress : In certain disease a part of the immune system is overactive often due to a genetic as well as an environmental inluence. If that persists, an overactive immune response can produce tissue damage and responds to medication that suppress the overresponse. ...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
Is it possible to locally suppress the immune system, like only suppressing it at one gland or organ?
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
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