Doctor insights on:
Module 8 Immune Booster
Drs.does 4life transfer factors has any benifit? I found many articles on the internet that transfer factors are immune boosters by 300%.
Not proven: 4life transfer factor contains colostrum, a form of milk produced in late pregnancy which contains high antibody levels. Older research suggested this substance has immune boosting effects, but no recent research confirms this. The US FDA regulates transfer factors as a dietary supplement & has issued a warning that they have not been proven safe or effective in the treatment of any condition. ...Read more
Not proven effective: Many "non-medical" supplements, foods, herbs, and techniques are claimed to "boost" the immune system, but none have been proven effective. The immune system is complex, and "boosting" it to make it act stronger is not always a good thing. In conditions like arthritis, thyroid disease, diabetes type 1, lupus, eczema, etc..., the immune system is over-acting and damaging the patient's own organs. ...Read more
I had a tetnus booster in 2012 but no other tetnus imunisations since early childhood- am I immune?
Should be fine: The booster should awaken the antibodies you gained during childhood vaccination. ...Read more
My son is 9. Sarcoid diagnosis w a biopsy. At 3, he had low immune system, recvd an immune booster. Was the shot the cause?
Sarcoid: Sounds complicated. I assume the shot was gamma globulin for a b cell deficiency of some sort. The cause of sarcoid is unknown and unrelated to that shot. ...Read more
Just got mmr booster for immigration purposes-- found records that I was immune already but got the shot anyway. Is this bad? Will I get mumps?
No: Repeating the vaccine just reminds your system to be vigilant & fight off those germs if exposed. It would not put you at any extra risk of any disease. ...Read more
Maybe: Garlic does have some general and very non-specific immune boosting effects, but the exact effect and to what extent is not clear. If you feel your immune system is weak or needs boosting you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
M57, name some immune boosters to control this flu/cold not coming to control even after 12 days and antibiotic. Thanks?
Rest: There is nothing else that has survived rigorous investigation other than sleep. Jury is still out on vitamin c. Be health by; not smoking; eating diet rich in fiber, fruits and vegetables, exercising regularly, maintain a healthy weight, control blood pressure, drink alcohol in moderation if at all, avoid getting infections by washing hands, fruits and veggies and cooking meats thoroughly. ...Read more
You are immune.:
Hi, Thank you for your question.
You are immune.
Hope that helps.contact me if you have any other questions.
Dr. M ...Read more
Full rabies PEP(w/immune glob) Fall '08. 2 booster doses Nov '14. What are the odds I would NOT have protective levels of antibodies now, 7 mo later?
MINIMAL: The primary series is considered protective for at least 2 years. Those in trades with regular exposure are advised to check titers or get a booster after two years. If you received a booster 11/14 you should be protected for 2 years from that point. ...Read more
I deep french kissed she is hbv + I got 3 shots when I was baby I did titer after the kiss it says im immune 66ui/ml antb i even got booster so scared?
No risk, no worry: Isn't this a repeat question? Pretty sure I already answered it. But: First, kissing rarely if ever transmits HBV. Second, even if it might do so, you are immune from your childhood vaccination. No vaccine booster was needed. There is no basis for being "so scared". Do your best to forget the whole thing and move on. ...Read more
Are there immune boosters that can help prevent bladder infections? Can I drink cranberry citrus soda regularly to help?
Immune booster: No there no vaccines that can prevent all infections. No drinking cranberry soda would not help. ...Read more
Can one exercise when have pityriasis rosea? Would immune systerm boosters, like vitamin C help that pr heals faster? Got it for second time
Do adults need boosters for rubella? I had a rubella vaccine as a child, but am traveling to an area of the world where
its prevalent. Do I need some sort of booster, or am I still immune?
Maybe: Vaccines produce long term immunity to many viral illnesses but some like the rubella, may not hold at a protective level. The MMR which is the main rubella vaccine in the US since the late 70s, did not get a childhood booster dose routinely until the 90s, after clusters of cases on college campuses. Now OB's routinely check rubella antibodies on women to make sure their level is okay. Get a test. ...Read more
I already got immune g, rabies vaccine/booster Last week was when i the 4th dose. I got bitten again but this time by a rabid animal. Arnt I immunized?
Yes: In general, completion of the anti-rabies series will protect for exposures during the 2 years following completion of the series. Those in high risk professions are advised to get boosters or have an antibody titer checked to see if a booster is needed for protection to remain high. ...Read more
Can HPV itself cause penile cancer? I generally keep my penile area clean(no smegma) and also tale immune boosters. What's my penile cancer risk?
Had a cold for a week. Still, minor nose block and blowing nose. Mucus all clear. On day/night pills + immune boosters. Am I contagious? Have date 2mrw
Lets put it this: Way, if I was your date I would not be kissing you. ...Read more
Why does my five-year old have a boil on her upper thigh? I give her multivitamins, immune booster probiotics and a large variety of food.
It happens: Unfortunately, bug bites and other itchy things happen. When the kid scratches the area the skin may be opened further and any germ under the kids fingernail is planted in the wound. This may be a germ that enjoys the extra nutrients of the wound and digs down creating a boil. Normal kids are not decontaminating their fingers wit good hand washing every few minutes. So this happens. ...Read more
Can itchy hives caused by takin wrong cream clotrimazole 2%, be treated with immune booster zink+vit. C, or is it harmful to combine both this n benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
I got a tetanus shot about 8 years ago, but a booster shot last year. When should I get my next tetanus shot?
Tetanus Shot: Within the next 10 years or earlier with any serious injury. ...Read more
Hi! If I got a tetanus shot last 8 years ago and cut myself last Friday but it has healed well, should I get a tetanus booster?
Maybe: You should be protected from your past booster (10 yrs) unless the wound was contaminated or care delayed. Since you are at the end of the useful span of protection, a booster now or at your convenience might be a good idea. ...Read more
I've a 1/8-inch deep by 1/4 wound from rusty metal. Last t-shot was 5-10 or 10-15 yrs ago. Can I wait 16 hrs to see doc for booster?
Depends on booster: Some more frequently than other check with your primary doc for details. ...Read more
Metabolism boosters?: If that's what you meant, there are dozens of products offered as miracle boosters to increase energy & reduce fat, but they may work only temporarily & at risk of dangerous side effects. The Best boosters are exercise, healthful diet, & water. See following site for more on the topic: http://www.Metabolism-boosting-foods. Com/index. Php. ...Read more
Protection wears off: The protection provided by a tetanus shot usually provides ample levels of circulating antibody protection for up to ten years. After that point it fades & the person may develop tetanus if exposed. Protection from tetanus & several other bacteria based vaccines does not last as long as most viral vaccines & must be boosted periodically to maintain protection. ...Read more