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Doctor insights on: How To Strengthen Rebuild Your Immune System After Antibiotics

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My husband got c dip from an antibiotic he was put on. Is this contagous I have a weak immune system and im worried!

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

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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What do you do to treat pseudomonas repeated UTI and weakened immune system due to long term antibiotic use?

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

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Received an injection of prednisone & course of Cefzil (cefprozil) antibiotic. Is it safe to take a probiotic with this? Worried about suppressed immune system?

Received an injection of prednisone & course of Cefzil (cefprozil) antibiotic. Is it safe to take a probiotic with this? Worried about suppressed immune system?

Yes: It never hurts to take probiotic with antibiotic (may reduce the side effect of diarrhea). An injection of steroid is not going to suppress your immune system. ...Read more

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How exactly can cold showers strengthen the immune system?

How exactly can cold showers strengthen the immune system?

Cold showers not: Cold showers do not strengthen the immune system. They don't weaken it, either. The immune system is incredibly complex and resilient, but like the rest of your body, it works best with good nutrition for building blocks, and adequate rest. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods to eat or drink to strengthen the immune system?

Please suggest what foods to eat or drink to strengthen the 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

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Does exposure to germs in toddlers strengthen the immune system?

Does exposure to germs in toddlers strengthen the immune system?

Yes: Exposure to germs in our everyday world will make the immune system stronger. ...Read more

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If I strengthen my immune system will this assist. In ridding hpv?

No: But it can make it more likely to be dormant and less of an issue. ...Read more

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Please explain what foods and supplements are good for strengthening the immune system?

Please explain what foods and supplements are good for strengthening the immune system?

I wish there was: There really isn't any substitute for optimal health. Proper nutrition and vitamin supplements if not eating well, exercise and adequate sleep. Avoid smoking, reduce stress and alcohol. The stuff you already know. ...Read more

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Could treating yourself better and strengthening your immune system help with allergies?

Could treating yourself better and strengthening your immune system help with allergies?

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

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What is the best way to strengthen your immune system? I am already taking vitamins.

What is the best way to strengthen your immune system? I am already taking vitamins.

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

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What can help strengthen your immune system?

What can help strengthen your immune system?

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

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How can I strengthen my kids immune system.?

Many things.: 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

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Can you tell me how I could strengthen my immune system?

Can you tell me how I could strengthen my immune system?

More fruits and vege: Unless a person has an immunodeficiency, a balanced diet with more vitamins (seafood, fruits, vegetables and nuts) and better life style with enough sleep, sports and fresh air, . Those are the pillars for good health hence better immunity. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting sick? How can I strengthen my immune system?

Why do I keep getting sick? How can I strengthen my immune system?

Sleep & excercise: Good night time sleep, excercise in fresh air, lots of fruits and vegetables, if that doesn't work see an Allergist/Immunologist, check aaaai, org or acaai. Org to locate an allergist/immunologist in your area ...Read more

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How do doctors strengthen your immune system?

How do doctors strengthen your immune system?

Healthy diet: Nothing really boosts your immune system, but you should maintain a healthy diet by eating fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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What can you do to strengthen an immune system, always feeling nauseous and sick?

What can you do to strengthen an immune system, always feeling nauseous and sick?

Unrelated: 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

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I get the fly or colds very often, how can I strengthen my immune system or avoid getting sick so much?

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

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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.

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.

Lifestyle: Good sleep, fresh air, exercise, fresh vegetables and fruits and multi vitamins, are the recipe to boost your immune system, if still suffering despite that, you need to see an allergist/Immunologist ...Read more

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To what extent does Growth Hormone improve / strengthen the immune system?

To what extent does Growth Hormone improve / strengthen the immune system?

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

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How do vaccines protect your health aside from strengthening your immune system?

How do vaccines protect your health aside from strengthening your immune system?

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

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What strengthens the immune system?

Good health: 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

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Can I strengthen my immune system?

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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How to strengthen your immune system?

How to strengthen your immune system?

Stay immunocompetent: healthy diet, good night sleep, lots of fruits and vegetables, fresh air and exercise ...Read more

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How do I strengthen my immune system?

How do I strengthen my immune system?

What's the prob: The immune system has many facets, what are you trying to achieve? An immune deficiency is best diagnosed by an allergist/immunologist and they can guide you on how to treat it. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my immune system?

How can I strengthen my immune system?

More fruits and vege: Unless a person has an immunodeficiency, a balanced diet with more vitamins (seafood, fruits, vegetables and nuts) and better life style with enough sleep, sports and fresh air, . Those are the pillars for good health hence better immunity. ...Read more

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What to do to strengthen your immune system?

What to do to strengthen your immune system?

What's the prob: The immune system has many facets, what are you trying to achieve? An immune deficiency is best diagnosed by an allergist/immunologist and they can guide you on how to treat it. ...Read more

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Why can having friendships strengthen your immune system?

Why can having friendships strengthen your immune system?

You feel better and: So your body does too. Being around bullying, dangerous, or unhappy people can make you nervous, mad, upset or sad. Unless you exercise to relieve this stress or meditate to calm down, this has long term effects on your body. Take care of yourself and invest in caring loving friends who love you. Good luck. ...Read more