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Doctor insights on: How Long Does It Take To Rebuild The Immune System

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How long does it take your immune system to rebuild? What are some good things to take to help it along?

How long does it take your immune system to rebuild? What are some good things to take to help it along?

Depends: It all depends on what has caused the immune impairment. Some may be permanent and others may be transient. A healthy lifestyle with adequate sleep is the best way to achieve optimal health. ...Read more

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When you have an unfamiliar foreign invader in your body how long does it take your immune system to recognize it?

When you have an unfamiliar foreign invader in your body how long does it take your immune system to recognize it?

Depends: The body has innate immune system which recognizes many of the foreign invaders nearly immediately. The acquired immune system is more specifically targeted but the time to develop immunity varies among individuals and the invaders themselves. Overall, one would not expect meaningful immune response at least 10 days and peak response weeks after the exposure. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your immune system to adapt to a new country? Ami expat in Austria 3+ years;healthy lifestyle; get sick much more than in US

How long does it take for your immune system to adapt to a new country? Ami expat in Austria 3+ years;healthy lifestyle; get sick much more than in US

DGL is used to: Help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. The gut is a major part of the GI system. Consider using probiotics. Doctor Ohira is a good brand. ...Read more

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How long does it take the immune system to rid a person of genital warts?

How long does it take the immune system to rid a person of genital warts?

Most of the time wil: Most of the people will develop immunity to hpv virus, will get of it wit in 1 to 2 yeas, only 1% of population will not able to get rid of it without treatment. 4 out of 5 woman had it by the age of 50, and a compelling reason to have vaccination for young woman to prevent future cancer of cervix. ...Read more

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How long does it take the immune system to respond to an ear infection?

How long does it take the immune system to respond to an ear infection?

Respond or cured?: If you mean in the middle ear, that varies. Once there is any fever or pain there are local chemical factors released that are part of the immune response. Viral agents would likely be cleared within a week, while bacteria could be walled off & cleared in 8-12 weeks. However, sometimes these become chronic, can erode bone or form an abscess. ...Read more

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How long does it take for body/immune system to get to normal after c. Diff? Get belly aches now & then. Nausea. Been 80days. Free. Tested 7x neg

How long does it take for body/immune system to get to normal after c. Diff? Get belly aches now & then. Nausea. Been 80days. Free. Tested 7x neg

Varies: Sounds like something else may be going on and should be re-evaluated by your doctor. One thing you might try is reconstitution of normal bowel flora with probiotics or cultured unpasteurized yogurt. Hope this improves soon and you are back to normal. ...Read more

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How do I boost my immune system I am always sick, and it takes longer for me to recover.

How do I boost my immune system I am always sick, and it takes longer for me to recover.

Healthy lifestyle: There is no magic secret in order to be healthier. Usually a healthy lifestyle including a balanced diet, regular exercise and abstinence from tobacco, alcohol in excess and drugs is all it takes. However, there are some medical problems that might cause frequent infections and sickness, and for that your would need evaluation and get tested. If that is the case schedule a visit w/ pcp. ...Read more

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Hello. I'd like to know what I can do for boosting my immune system. I have 3 children under 10 yes old and they are always sick. It takes me so much longer 4 me to recover.

Hello. I'd like to know what I can do for boosting my immune system. I have 3 children under 10 yes old and they are always sick. It takes me so much longer 4 me to recover.

Eat right, exercise.: Your immune system get healthy when you are and also when it gets challenged.

Studies prove that minor ailments to the body are one of the stimulus to the immune system and the immune system gets a boost from them.

Regular exercise is another way. Eating right and also adding vitamins are other ways to improve your immune functionality. Good luck with your efforts. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for the immune system to rid the body of hpv?

How long is it supposed to it take for the immune system to rid the body of hpv?

Primary/long term: Primary clearance usually occurs within 2-3 years. However, this family of viruses is well known to have the ability to hibernate in your tissues for your lifetime. You can have recurrent warts (if that is your strain) or the cancer associated strains could trigger changes decades later. You may also shed active virus intermittently. ...Read more

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What to do if I read that the immune system can rid the body of HPV on its own, how long does that take?

What to do if I read that the immune system can rid the body of HPV on its own, how long does that take?

Varies: About 80% of those who contract hpv have cleared if by 1 year after getting it. By three years about 90% have cleared it. About 10% of people will not be able to cleaf the virus, or it will take longer than 3 years. ...Read more

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Every time I seem to get a cut it takes a long time to heal and always leaves a scar, I know I'm not diabetic. Is it my immune system that is weak?

Every time I seem to get a cut it takes a long time to heal and always leaves a scar, I know I'm not diabetic. Is it my immune system that is weak?

Don't think so.: Scarring is a nl phenomen. Some people scar more than others. If wounds become infected they tend to scar more. If you become cut, wash the wound with soap and water, apply antibiotic ointment and keep it covered. Do this daily until the wound has healed. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how long it takes your immune system to recover from lack of sleep?

Immune/sleep: Some parts of the immune system (cellular mediated) are immediately changed (fast changes in chemical mediators such as cytokines), but humoral mediated immunity can sometimes take more time, such as weeks to months to recover, also dependent on degree of sleep deprivation and duration. ...Read more

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If I take immunosuppressants after an organ transplant will my immune system be severely compromised in the long term to the extent where flu kills?

If I take immunosuppressants after an organ transplant will my immune system be severely compromised in the long term to the extent where flu kills?

No, but: It depends on your condition before and after transplant. In general, avoid getting in contact with people with colds/flu and crowded places if you can, wear a mask if you have to, report any fever or illness to your doctors, unlike others you may be put on antibiotics early in the course of fever, you will need some more vaccines such as pneumovax, otherwise you have a normal life, wish you wellnes ...Read more

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Is 62 grams of coated aspirin taken at once fatal? How long can it take to die from it if your immune system is incredibly strong?

Is 62 grams of coated aspirin taken at once fatal? How long can it take to die from it if your immune system is incredibly strong?

Go to the ER: You should go to the er now or call 911 now. That is the most important thing. Your immune system has nothing to do with overdosing and toxicities. If it is 62 grams and not 62 milligrams, itis a lot of medications. ...Read more

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What can I take 4 nasal congestion. Use o2 24/7 bcuz got mod - severe pulm hyprtn due 2 lupus. Have low immune system cuz long steroid use & no splen?

What can I take 4 nasal congestion. Use o2 24/7 bcuz got mod - severe pulm hyprtn due 2 lupus. Have low immune system cuz long steroid use & no splen?

Lupus and rhinitis: Patients with lupus tend to have nonallergic rhinitis. Whether allergic or nonallergic, you should first try otc saline nasal spray or neti pot using distilled water, antihistamines or decongestants. If no relief, ask your doctor for nasal steroids (like flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) Veramyst or omnaris), nasal anticholinergics (like atrovent), nasal antihistamines (like astelin, Astepro or patanase). ...Read more

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Is there anything one can take to improve their immune system?

Is there anything one can take to improve their immune system?

Fitness: There's no magic food, pill or herbal product. Get enough sleep and don't overdo mind-altering substances or use tobacco. The one intervention that repeatedly is shown in controlled studies to enhance people's responses to antigen challenges is re-committing to aerobic fitness. You'll be glad. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can you give your immune system a little boost before a long haul flight?

How can you give your immune system a little boost before a long haul flight?

Take a nap: Rest is the best thing you can do for your body before a long flight. During the flight drink lots of water & avoid those little bottles of alcohol. Water will keep you hydrated and ultimately force you to use the restroom. This has the added advantage of forcing you to move about the cabin improving circulation in your legs & preventing blood clots. Don't forget to wash your hands. ...Read more

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Is it true that over time your immune system will get weaker if you take medicines?

Sometimes: Some medications, such as steroids pills, do suppress the immune system. Most medications should not be a problem. ...Read more

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How accurate is it that over time your immune system will get weaker if you take medicine?

Immune weakening: The immune system is weakened as we age, and this is unavoidable. Very few medications weaken the immune system other than those used for treating autoimummune diseases such as lupus or rheumatoid athritis and those used to treat cancer. ...Read more

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I always seem to have the cold/sniffles all year round, on average twice a month. Is it something to do with my immune system or a long term disease?

I always seem to have the cold/sniffles all year round, on average twice a month. Is it something to do with my immune system or a long term disease?

Allergic rhinitis?: You may have chronic nasal inflammation, called rhinitis with an allergic component, that is allergic rhinitis, also called hay fever or rose fever (there is no associated fever or allergy to roses or hay). It will often be controlled with over the counter antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra) but if these don' t work see your md or an allergist for further management. ...Read more

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What kind of vitamins should you take to help your immune system?

What kind of vitamins should you take to help your immune system?

Multivitamin: A multi-vitamin is probably the best bet. Avoid taking super high amounts of vitamins a, d, e or k as these are fat-soluble and can accumulate and lead to toxicity. Excess amounts of water soluble vitamins like b, c will be removed in the urine. Currently vitamin d is receiving a lot of interest including patients with asthma and other disorders. Vit d level can be checked to see if more needed. ...Read more

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How severely can prolonged stress affect your immune system?

How severely can prolonged stress affect your immune system?

Mild to Moderate: It depends on the severity of the stress but the effects of stress on the immune system are usually much less than the effects of other diseases of the immune system. ...Read more

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How much time does the immune system take to respond to bronchitis?

How much time does the immune system take to respond to bronchitis?

Bronchitis: As with any infection, it may take a couple of weeks to fight a novel pathogen, or more quickly if it is from one that has attacked before. Bacterial bronchial infections should be treated with an antibiotic as it helps to hasten the resolution. If the infection is from a virus, it will usually resolve on its own. Asthma, smoking, or structural problems can complicate the problem. ...Read more

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What should I take to get a better immune system sine im breaking out all the time?

What should I take to get a better immune system sine im breaking out all the time?

Take a trip to a Dr.: There are no home remedies for treating acne, but eating a healthy diet, being happy, and living a low-stress lifestyle may help. Washing the face 2-3 times a day is fine, but scrubbing and irritating the skin makes acne worse. Over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide Gel can help. A doctor can look for hormonal and other medical problems, but having regular acne doesn't suggest an immune system problem. ...Read more

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Does donating plasma take white bloodcells or anti boidies out of my body or effect immune system?

Does donating plasma take white bloodcells or anti boidies out of my body or effect immune system?

Not white blood cell: Donating plasma does not take white blood cells out of your body. It does take some of the antibodies out, however, it is not an issue with a healthy person as the body replenishes those in a few days and it does not reduce the ability of the immune system.
I commend you for doing your civic duty by donating plasma.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Smoked 1/2 ppd for 6 years. Quite 2 weeks ago. How long until my immune system returns to normal? Will my body ever be like a never-smoker?

Smoked 1/2 ppd for 6 years. Quite 2 weeks ago. How long until my immune system returns to normal? Will my body ever be like a never-smoker?

Congrats: Kudos for quitting smoking. Since you had not been a long-time heavy smoker, you will likely end up ok. However one's lung changes forever with smoking even though the changes in your case will not likely be significant. Your immune system should be ok as well. ...Read more

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Since we all have cancer cells in our body but our body fights them, but what causes those cells to eventually no longer be defeated by our immune system?

Too many mutations: Cells do change and are recognized and disposed. Eventually a series of several changes do occur in the cell and once all of these have happened does the cell proliferates in the manner we associated with cancer. ...Read more