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Is My Immune System Weak
Not really: Asthma involves excess inflammation that irritates the airways, producing mucus and bronchospasm. More on the lines of an "over active" immune system. Well-done studies show antibiotics do not help asthma flare ups. BUT: mucus plugging of the airways can lead to atelectasis, and, in theory, pneumonia, though that is the exception, not the rule, unless other factors present. ...Read more
I had a very bad case of mono about a year ago, even after a year can it still make my immune system weak and vulnerable?
No, not likely: Mono does cause infection in the Lymphocytes but the infection clears up in a matter of few weeks and the Lymphocyte count(these are the immune cells) return to normal within 4-6 weeks. Your immune system should be normal by now. So get your mind off of it and live a normal life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recovered from bacteremia/viral meningitis 1 month ago. Still get aches/run down, seems to be after im around people. Is my immune system weak?
After using a flavored condom on my penis to get a bit or oral & vaginal sex, got a bladder & fungal infection.Why?Is my immune system weak?
Contact allergy?: Good morning, you are likely allergic to one of the components used. Avoid them. Having an allergic reaction to contact allergens does not suggest that there is anything wrong with your immune system: it is telling that the substance in it is not suitable for you. That is what your immune system is supposed to do. ...Read more
What causes recurring yeast infections? I've had so far 6. I've taken antibiotics before. Did it make my immune system weak where yeast is resistant?
No but: Antibiotic kills off the normal bacteria in the bowel giving the yeast a window to take over and migrate to the vaginal area. Antibiotic usually does not affect your immune system. It just alters it. However recurrent yeast infection may be caused by a lot of things and for this you need to consult your GYN> ...Read more
Why has my coldsore not healed yet? It has been almost 3 weeks now. Is it because my immune system is weak?
Cold sore: Cold sore may recur depending on the underlying illness, but you do not mention why you think your immune system is weak, is this a question? Or do you have a condition that weakens your immune system? You probably need a topical antibiotic for your cold sore if it has been that long, see your doctor. ...Read more
Immunity: I am confused? Maybe you simply have allergies or asthma and that is causing the symptoms, not necessarily an immune system weakness. If immune deficiency runs in the family then consider evaluation. Unfortunately, doctors throw antibiotics at everything and it is not always an infection. ...Read more
Because I have oral allergy syndrome does that mean my immune system is weak and not working well?
I have had at least 5 colds this year. My immune system is weak b/c I have cronic neutropenia. I never get this sick. Could this mean I have HIV.
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