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Can a ringworm significantly lower your immune system?

Can a ringworm significantly lower your immune system?

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 more

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Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

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


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Are your immune system or liver affected by toxic shock syndrome?

Are your immune system or liver affected by toxic shock syndrome?

TSS: It can definitely have an effect on both the immune system and liver as well as the kidneys, skin, GI tract, etc. It depends on the severity of the tss. ...Read more

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How is my immune system affected by environmental stress?

Stress: Stress definitely weakens the immune system but it is considered a minor weakening, definitely not to the point of a true immune deficiency. ...Read more

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Since they say HPV can clear most people affected...I am young with a steong immune system why was the virus not fought off?

Since they say HPV can clear most people affected...I am young with a steong immune system why was the virus not fought off?

HPV: Viruses are very difficult to clear. Many, such as hpv, lay dormant in the nerve cells of our body. Then something triggers their re-activation. You will always have positive antibodies to hpv since you have been exposed. ...Read more

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What immune system cells are directly affected by the HIV infection?

What immune system cells are directly affected by the HIV infection?

Easy answer: All cells bearing the CD4 protein are prone to be invaded directly. This is mostly the big class of T-helper cells and the dendritic macrophage family. You'll go crazy if you study the molecules in depth; this is your best answer to a first approximation. ...Read more

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Can our immune system fight off ringworm infection on our bodies without getting any treatment?If so, how long?1-2 months?

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

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What role does the immune system play with ms?

What role does the immune system play with ms?

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 more

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How does the immune system maintains homeostasis?

How does the immune system maintains homeostasis?

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 more

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Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

Ringworm is neither ring or a worm -- it is a skin rash that can be circular and slowly enlarging with redness and scale caused by ...Read more