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How To Strengthen Rebuild Your Immune System After Antibiotics
My husband got c dip from an antibiotic he was put on. Is this contagous I have a weak immune system and im worried!
Not too contagious.: Practice hand hygiene and wash your hands often with soap and water after any contact with contaminated material until the problem has resolved. The sanitizing gel does not kill C difficile. By the way, you can still hug him. ...Read more
What do you do to treat pseudomonas repeated UTI and weakened immune system due to long term antibiotic use?
Repeat UTI's: I would suggest you see a urologist to arrive at a diagnosis of what is causing your having repeat uti's. One of the causes is an anatomical problem of your urinary system. You will need a renal ultrasound and perhaps a xray of your kidneys, ureters and bladder. Have your urine cultured to make sure your doctor is giving you an effective antibiotic. How do you know your immune system is weak? ...Read more
I am prescribed an antibiotic to take 2 a day, and I was going to start taking a daily probiotic b/c I have a weak immune system. Is this okay?
Received an injection of prednisone & course of Cefzil (cefprozil) antibiotic. Is it safe to take a probiotic with this? Worried about suppressed immune system?
Fruits & veggies:
Eating real food, that has as little processing as possible, will help your body get important nutrients to help it heal and prevent infection. Aim for at least 5-9 servings of fruits & veggies every day.
Try to buy fresh or frozen rather than canned.
Eat lots of dark, leafy greens and brightly colored fruits & veggies
also get enough sleep & regular exercise & enjoy friendships & volunteering. ...Read more
Yes: Exposure to germs in our everyday world will make the immune system stronger. ...Read more
No: But it can make it more likely to be dormant and less of an issue. ...Read more
Unrelated: Allergies are rather due to over reactive immune system, boosting your immunity would help warding off an infection, although there is no such thing as boosting immunity, you're either immune competent or immune compromised, maintaining good immunity necessitates maintaining a healthy lifestyle, as simple as that, so good sleep, healthy diet, lots of fruits and vegetables, fresh air and exercise ...Read more
Several things: There are several things you can do. Get plenty of sunshine. Vitamin D is good for immunity. Eat a well-balanced diet, in reasonable quantities. Sleep also contributes to overall health, so don't skimp. And exercise! Exercise improves your health and fitness, and thus your ability to fight infection. ...Read more
Stronger immunity: Your immune system is made up of many parts. To increase the immunity, make sure you are getting good anti oxidants (the weapons to fight off infections), anti-inflammatories (to decrease the inflammation), improve your GI system which supplies the nutrition by using a probiotic, make sure your hormones are balanced and a low glycemic diet. ...Read more
To maintain a strong immune system, adult or child, there are several things one can do:
1. Eat a healthy balanced diet including a variety of vegetables, lean proteins and complex carbohydrates.
2. Exercise daily.
3. Keep up to date on recommended immunizations.
4. Wash your hand frequently. ...Read more
Best to see a GI specialist since nausea is not a common symptoms for immune impairment. As for feeling sick, you will have to be more specific about the symptoms.
I am assuming that you are not pregnant. ...Read more
I get the fly or colds very often, how can I strengthen my immune system or avoid getting sick so much?
Vitamin/sleep/food: There are many causes that people get recurrent infections. Check with your doctor to make sure you do not have diabetes or another condition that can make you susceptible to infections. If not then eating a healthy diet, doing regular exercise, drinking water and getting plenty of rest are the best things to boost your immune system. A multivitamin daily could be helpful. Wash hands often. ...Read more
How can I strengthen my immune system?? I'm starting to find that it's very weak considering I get any/every sickness that comes my way.
Nothing food: Don't even think about it. Despite the zeal from GH advocates, it will do you far more harm than good in the long run. Using GH is like borrowing from a loan shark. You may feel better for the short run but will be paying a heavy price in the long run. ...Read more
Vaccines: Do not strengthen the immune system, simply put: they rather train the immune system on how to combat a specific microorganism by forming antibodies specific for that bacteria or virus on re-exposure, you can maintain your immune system by leading a healthy lifestyle, good luck ...Read more
Eat right, exercise, sleep appropriately. Many supplements claim to strengthen the immune system.
The only immune systems strengthened are the ones of the people who overprice and sell you something which makes them sleep better making large sums of money for something inexpensive and unproven. ...Read more
Simple rules: Get adequate rest. Eat properly, exercise. Try to have proper mental health. It sounds simple but each of these things can affect the inmmune system. Also having parents with a good immune system can help. ...Read more
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