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Could cold showers weaken your immune system?

No

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There is no data that would support the assertion that cold water weakens one's immune system.
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Dr. David B. Hicks answered:

im going through interferon and ribavirin treatment for hep c, can it weaken my immune system and make it easier for me to catch colds, etc?

Can

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Any time you are on biologics such as interferon you place yoursef at risk so any time you get sick or bhave fevers seek medical opinion
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Does switching back and forth from a warm to a cold environment (going outside in the winter then stepping back in) weaken the immune system?

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I know of no evidence that this weakens a persons immune system. To the contrary some cultures e.g. the Finnish and Swedish peoples practice sitting in a hot sauna and then swimming in cold water which they feel improves their health.
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Can all cancers weaken your immune system?

No

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Liquid cancers of the blood (leukemia and lymphoma) can weaken the immune system and predispose a patient to infections. Other cancers only affect the overall immune system when they are very advanced and have spread throughout the bone marrow. It is true however, that all cancers have activated mechanisms in the body that shield them from the immune system and allow them to survive.
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Dr. Mahmoud Shoib answered:

Does having no spleen weaken your immune system?

A litltle bit

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it weakens your immune response against encapsulated bacteria "S. pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae" , you should receive a vaccine against those organisms, discuss that with your doctor
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Can the use of smokeless tobacco weaken your immune system?

Yes/ no

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Directly no. Indirectly yes.
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How much time does it take for lyme disease to weaken your immune system?

Not an issue

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Lyme disease doesn't weaken the immune system or cause opportunistic infection. The rash of Lyme disease (erythema migrans) may begin a week after a tic bite. Other features of the disease may occur weeks, months, or even years after the initial infection.
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Dr. Alan Patterson answered:

Can norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol (birth control) weaken your immune system?

Anything is possible

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but it should, if your are worried about that u need a complete workup with extensive blood testing
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Dr. Peter Wilk answered:

Can untreated genital warts weaken your immune system or not as its viral not bacterial?

No

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Genital warts - caused by the HPV virus - are common and contagious, but they are not dangerous. A person's body mounts an immune response to the virus, but is usually unable to kill the virus and the warts they produce. The overall immune system is not affected and immune responses to other bodily threats will not be adversely affected. Peter Wilk, MD
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Does the flu weaken immune system?

Yes

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afterwards patients can get a superimposed bacterial infection with staph aureus & others that can killed & sickened more people than the flu alone
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