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How Does The Immune System Affected By Ringworm
No: Our skin surface is like a bed of leaves on the forest floor. The oldest skin is near the top while the newest skin is at the bottom. Ring worm occurs when the fungal spores get into the top layers & eat the older skin. It doesn't go deep enough to go near the blood where it would affect your immune system. Some local immune factors are occasionally active but nothing important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
Since they say HPV can clear most people affected...I am young with a steong immune system why was the virus not fought off?
Miscarriage 3 months ago. Passed it on my own. Since then i stay very sick. Could that have affected my immune system? Seeing obgyn tomorrow.
Miscarriage: You may have retained some tissue ehich has caused an infection and making you quite ill. ...Read more
Is it safe to take one pack of methylprednisolone? I have a trip coming up and i would like to know if my immune system can be affected with one pack
No. Not safe: Do not take a medication unless there is a reason. This medication DOES reduce your immune system! ...Read more
Can our immune system fight off ringworm infection on our bodies without getting any treatment?If so, how long?1-2 months?
Maybe: Ringworm may or may not remit in weeks or months. In the meantime, treatment is utterly banal -- almost any cheap, safe topical fungicide will do the trick in a few days. For the sake of your co-workers, any romantic partners, and yourself -- take care of your ringworm like a 21st century gentleman. ...Read more
Very complicated: Latest info suggests an inborn genetic susceptibility with environmental triggering events. The basic pathology causes the immune system to mistake brain and spinal cord myelin as a foreign entity. Data regarding grey matter involvement is starting to explain much of what is occurring. All current meds target lymphocyte trafficking, (t cells), but the b cell research is exciting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Immune system: This is a very in-depth topic that could never be described with adequate detail in this little box. Please check out this website for specific information on the entire immune system. http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/immunesystem/pages/default.aspx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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