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Drs.does 4life transfer factors has any benifit? I found many articles on the internet that transfer factors are immune boosters by 300%.

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

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What is the best immune booster supplement?

What is the best immune booster supplement?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Odorless garlic supplement vs kyolic supplement as immune system booster, do these work?

Odorless garlic supplement vs kyolic supplement as immune system booster, do these work?

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

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M57, name some immune boosters to control this flu/cold not coming to control even after 12 days and antibiotic. Thanks?

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

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My hep b titer antibody came back 66UI/ML am i immune do I need boosters?

My hep b titer antibody came back 66UI/ML am i immune do I need boosters?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Do adults need boosters for rubella? I had a rubella vaccine as a child, but am traveling to an area of the world where it’s prevalent. Do I need some sort of booster, or am I still immune? .

Do adults need boosters for rubella? I had a rubella vaccine as a child, but am traveling to an area of the world where
it’s prevalent. Do I need some sort of booster, or am I still immune?


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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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: Risk of penile cancer is less than one in 100,000 men. HPV is found in 50% of cases. Men who have a history of HPV DO have a higher risk of cancer than the population. Check out more stats here... http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/hpv/statistics/cases.htm ...Read more

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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.

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

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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)?

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)?

Hives treatment: Hives are a reaction driven by one part of the immune system. They are a type of immediate hypersensitivity reaction. Hives respond to antihistamines. Taking medications that boost the immune system may actually worsen hives. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Tetanus Shot: If the wound is not actively bleeding and closes well it likely does not need stitches. There is no need to go to the ER for an immunization. However, please make sure you get a tdap in the morning. Your wound and mechanism of injury put you at risk for tetanus. ...Read more

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What’s a tdep shot? Do I need a booster?

What’s a tdep shot? Do I need a booster?

TdaP: Tdap is the combined vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis or whooping cough. It is recommended that this vaccine be given to persons who are in immediate company of any newborn infant, e.g., father, mother or mother-to-be, grandparents, babysitters and nannies. ...Read more

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How often, if at all, should someone get "boosters"?

Depends on booster: Some more frequently than other check with your primary doc for details. ...Read more

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What other suplaments should be taken with testotrone boosters.

What other suplaments should be taken with testotrone boosters.

Testosterone booster: I'm not sure what testosterone booster you are using. Zinc is important for testosterone production. ...Read more

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Energy booster for workout?

Energy booster for workout?

Forget it!: Exercise is known to raise blood pressure and the caffeine in energy drinks also raises blood pressure so I would tell you to forget the energy drinks. ...Read more

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What ate moyabolism boosters?

What ate moyabolism boosters?

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

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Why would I need to get a tetanus booster?

Why would I need to get a tetanus booster?

Increase antibodies: Over time antibodies wane from previous tetanus immunization, so a booster is needed to increase the level of protection against the disease tetanus. ...Read more

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Why do people need a tetanus booster shot?

Why do people need a tetanus booster shot?

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