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Nutrition & sleep: Immune systems function best with natural boosting. A balanced diet with plenty of vegetables & fruit + nutrient enriched food is the key. It is rare to be deficient but if your child is an extremely fussy eater then a supplement like Viabdeck or Vital C could be used. Be careful with supplements however - they can be TOXIC. Children need a lot of sleep so being strict with bedtime is important! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do unvaccinated children's immune systems strengthen viral infections that are passed to vaccinated children? (Colds or flu)
No: No evidence to support your suspicion.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: The funny thing is that 10 -20 times more antigens, the components that trigger our immune system, were given 40 years ago than today, yet this issue is raised. The baby is exposed to more antigens in a play group than all shots combined. Research studies have repeatedly proven that simultaneous vaccinations cause no significant problems to the child's immune response. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Plant based foods: Avoid animal based foods which contain too much saturated fat. Eat fruits and vegetables with each meal as they will provide immune boosting nutients. Eat ample amounts of proteins from sources like eggs, fish, nuts and tofu. Low fat milk is fine too. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Exercise daily for at least 30 minutes. All of the above means a healthy lifestyle so that you will have a healthy body. ...Read more
Very complicated: Generally speaking, the innate immune system is the part of the immune system that you are born with, while the adaptive immune system is developed over time and with exposure to infection. While they are separate entities, they certainly work together in a complimentary fashion to fight various infections. Good question! ...Read more
For people with rheumatic fever, does immune system stop attacking own tissues once all strep bacteria is gone?
Good diet & exercise: But if you supplement, 50mg of zinc as the gluconate is what i would recommend. It is the most important mineral or vitamin for a good immune system. He/she can take it after or with food. Obesity takes a toll on the immune system, so ideal weight is important. Finally, when sick, you do not exercise of the illness will be more severe and last longer! ...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
For people with rheumatic fever, after strep bacteria has stopped infecting, how long will immune system continue attacking the heart?
May be long term: Need to know the extent of involvement ...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
Play and explore: Just as you can't read without being exposed to words, the immune system needs exposure -- yes, this includes microscopic germs that you can't see -- to learn and build defenses. So, fill their tummies with a healthy diet and let them play with other children and explore their surroundings. Not only will this enrich their minds, it will make their bodies stronger, inside and out. And vaccinate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can healthy, well nourished people with an average immune system contract tuberculosis? Can any docs explain?
A normal life: Essentially a near normal life. National data from the nih and cdc show the average life expectancy to be measured just several years short of what would otherwise be expected. It is essential though to have routine follow ups with a qualified infectious disease specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shouldn't people be screened for complement system deficiencies and/or dysfunction before being vaccinated? Aren't vaccines harmful to these people?
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