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Doctor insights on: Does The Cold Weaken Your Immune System

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Could cold showers weaken your immune system?

Could cold showers weaken your immune system?

No: There is no data that would support the assertion that cold water weakens one's immune system. ...Read more

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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?

Immune system: 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. ...Read more

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She is getting really sick from minor colds. What home remedies can help boost her weakened immune system and cancer treatments?

She is getting really sick from minor colds. What home remedies can help boost her weakened immune system and cancer treatments?

Diet and rest: A varied and balanced and diet are key to boosting a patients immune system. Make sure she gets plenty of rest. If vitamins are taken, make sure they are as inexpensive as can be found. Keep sick people away from the patient, but make sure she gets out of the house, at least for a while, each day, weather permitting. And, a positive environment will also help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can weaken your immune system?

What can weaken your immune system?

Unhealthy lifestyle: sleep deprivation, not enough rest, not enough exercise or fresh air, unhealthy foods, not enough fruits and vegetables, apart from other reasons such as certain medicines given to suppress immunity to control some conditions, ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some things that can weaken your immune system?

Please tell me what are some things that can weaken your immune system?

Quite a few: Poor nutrition, stress, lack of exercise, poor sleep can weaken the immune system. Old age is another factor. Diseases, such as diabetes and kidney failure, severe burns markedly weaken it. Medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs (cortisone-like) and medications used to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases are potent immune suppressants. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are some things that can weaken your immune system?

Help please? I want to know what are some things that can weaken your immune system?

Lots: There are a lot of things that can weaken the immune system including medications to treat autoimmune disease, prevent transplant rejection, steroids, mineral deficiency, diabetes, kidney failure, malnutrition, liver failure, severe protein losing diarrhea, radiation, toxic chemicals, aging, infections, inherited or acquired immunodeficiencies. ...Read more

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Can all cancers weaken your immune system?

No: 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. ...Read more

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Does having no spleen weaken your immune system?

Does having no spleen weaken your immune system?

A litltle bit: 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. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for Lyme disease to weaken your immune system?

How much time does it take for Lyme disease to weaken your immune system?

Not an issue: 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. ...Read more

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Does having had cancer and being treated for it did it weaken your immune system?

Does having had cancer and being treated for it did it weaken your immune system?

That would depend on: The type of treatment. Having surgery would not necessarily weaken immune system - however chemotherapy might. Was there a specific type of treatment that you had in mind? ...Read more

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Can olanzapine (15 mg) weaken your immune system?

Can olanzapine (15 mg) weaken your immune system?

Maybe: As a part of its adverse/side effect can cause low WBC count or sometime more severe. But that is not typical and this is not a immune- suppressing agent. Labs should be followed while on this medication. ...Read more

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Can washing your hands too often actually weaken your immune system?

Can washing your hands too often actually weaken your immune system?

No: But can dry up your skin if you don't use a moisturizer ...Read more

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

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

Anything is possible: But it should, if your are worried about that u need a complete workup with extensive blood testing. ...Read more

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Can flu shot weaken your immune system to where you can catch sinus infections? My wife thinks that she want me to try just one year to go without

Can flu shot weaken your immune system to where you can catch sinus infections? My wife thinks that she want me to try just one year to go without

Urban myth!: Influenza immunization has no effect on the immue system, except to help make the recipient immune to flu. It doesn't cause a minor case of influenza, fever, or anything like that; and it doesn't raise the chance of sinusitis or anything else. It is irresponsible to not get vaccinated against flu on account of such things. OTOH, we're almost at the end of flu season, so it may be too late to help. ...Read more

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

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

No: 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. ...Read more

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What weakens your immune system?

Many things: Systemic or congenital problems such as agammaglobulinema or cgd, to acquired defects such as uncontrolled diabetes or hiv/aids. Taking various sorts of medications can suppress the immune system, such as steroids or various chemotherapy drugs. Anything that suppresses bone marrow. ...Read more

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Does dairy weaken the immune system?

Does dairy weaken the immune system?

No: I have not heard any that dairy can weaken the immune system. Some people mostly young children have a hypersensitivity or allergy to milk protein. This does not effect other aspects of the immune response to pathogens (germs). There is also a condition of infancy in which milk can cause intestinal bleeding but that's transient. ...Read more

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I've been taking airborne everyday because I have an event coming up. If I stop taking it will it weaken my immune system?

I've been taking airborne everyday because I have an event coming up. If I stop taking it will it weaken my immune system?

No: No; there is serious debate if it even helps your immune system in the first place. Taking a less expensive Vitamin C tablet will probably work just as well (or not at all). ...Read more