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Immune System Disorders
Secondary IDs?: http://faculty.ccbcmd.edu/courses/bio141/lecguide/unit5/immunodeficiency/secondary/secondary.html.Get a more detailed answer ›
Het. Mono screen came back + 9/8/13, but diagnosed + in '10. Wbc 4.9, neut. 70% and lymp. 21%. Had a MRSA in '12, and shingles '07. What specialist(s) can best diagnose immune system disorders?
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Is there concern if 16 year old male wity severe chronic stress gets 8 minor infections a year?, is immune system disorder ? Is it serious ?
Depends on exposures: This could be ok if the mild infections match the exposures, but I would probably have him evaluated, there is a mild immune deficiency IgA that can present like this. Of course with a history of hypochondriasis, this may explain the concern. Find a good local doc who can evaluate you! ...Read more
25 years age I have been a problem of immune system disorder since childhood thats a genetics problem comes from my father, want some weigh?
Clarify?: The healthtap team would love to help, but can you tell us the name of the genetic problem. Perhaps common variable immunodeficiency? Thanks. ...Read more
Mayoclinic.org says mosquito bites sometimes trigger hives, low grade fever etc in people with immune system disorders. What are those disorders?!
See details: The risk of a mosquito bite causing those issues is almost zero. The number of autoimmune diseases is too great to list them. ...Read more
Here are some ways: There is no good way to boost your immune system. But our body needs proper rest(good sleep) and healthy food/good nutrition to keep us well in all aspects including the immune system. Avoid excesses of alcohol, smoking and over eating. Exercise and eat healthy, plant based foods with ample amount of vitamins and nutrients which are present in fruits and vegetables. This is the best that you cando. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By definition: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Autoimmune diseases develop after changes in genetic material that depend on genetics and environment. ...Read more
Yes in a way: Your immune system has nonspecific components that can fight disease. You can also develop immunity by exposure to a disease that is similar but different. In the past getting cow pox was protective for small pox. ...Read more
Why are immunosuppressants good for some people if we need our immune system to fight off disease?
Relative: immuno-suppression is resorted to when there is a "hyperactive " immune state leading to an auto-immune disease or condition, or to allow the immune system to adapt to a transplanted tissue, that doesn't mean that the immune system is totally knocked out (in some states yes during bone marrow transplant) but can still fight certain infections, till total recovery, the immune system is complex ...Read more
See doc or clinic...: If you are concerned that you have a viral infection that is gradually destroying your immune system, then please see a physician for diagnosis and therapy. There are some antiviral medications that might help you. If financial resources are limiting, then go to a public clinic where payments are based upon your ability to pay. Empower yourself. You are worth it. ...Read more
What are two specific ways in which the immune system will respond to a disease in order to restore homeostasis?
Is it possible to make sure i never get sick? Im moving in with my grandparents and my grandpa has an immune system disease
No: even if you live in a germ-free room without venturing outside it, there is still a risk that you may get an infection. Recommend that you get your immunization updated and use frequent hand-washing. If you catch a cold or get infected, stay away from your grandpa unless you have fully recovered. ...Read more
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