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What are antibodies and how do they help?

What are antibodies and how do they help?

Bind to site(s).: Antibodies (abs) are molecules made to bind to sites on infected cells, bacteria, viral particles, etc. To help the immune system fight disease. For example, monoclonal antibodies bind to the same epitope/site, while polyclonal abs bind to many sites. These can be used in treating cancer and hdnb, autoimmune diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, and in diagnostic tests, like western blot. ...Read more

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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Hello doctor ! I have one problem with red pimples in my face , check and back . I make the antibiogram of pimples and I result with staifilococus aureus . I take therapy with antibiotic but they still not going . What cAn I do ?

Hello doctor ! I have one problem with red pimples in my face , check and back . I make the antibiogram of pimples and I result with staifilococus aureus . I take therapy with antibiotic but they still not going . What cAn I do ?

Wash your face: Please wash face 5 -6 times a day with plain tap water.do not wipe the water away.use an alcohol dabbed cotton swab 3 times a day,mainly after coming back home from outside.if overweight,check for diabetes.eat less sweets,drink less coffee and avoid greasy fatty food.if you exercise too much,it can be from too much male hormone production as well.try to avoid stress.drink 10 glasses of water/day. ...Read more

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What is atypical antibodies? And how do you get them and is it dangerous and contagious?

What is atypical antibodies? And how do you get them and is it dangerous and contagious?

Need more info: Atypical antibodies means different things in different contexts. If it is related to blood group testing the antibodies are not dangerous nor contagious. ...Read more

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What are antibodies? 

What are antibodies? 

Immune proteins: Antibodies are complex proteins made by the immune system to act against bacteria, viruses, or other infections. They also are active in signaling between different types of cells and in the activity of cells of the immune system. ...Read more

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What is pra antibody?

What is pra antibody?

Panel Reactive antib: Pra ( panel reactive antibodies ) or anti hla antibodies, is used in transplantation surgery , is how the body is going to react to transplantation. Hla testing or human leukocyte antibody cross matching is essential in organ transplantation like kidney. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics be bad?

Can antibiotics be bad?

Yes, absolutely: Most of the time, appropriate use of antibiotic can be quite useful and save lives, but severe or even fatal allergic/ reaction can occur--rare but quite scarry is called steven-johnson syndrome (severe rash involving even the inside of mouth/eyes etc...This cause severe skin peeling, thus fluid loss and infections are significant concerns. So, use any med only if need to. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the NS1 antibody?

What is the NS1 antibody?

Not sure,: there could be multiple answers to this (it seems like NS1 could be a common abbreviation). I do know that a structural protein associated with viruses (that cause diseases such as Dengue fever and Yellow fever) is used for diagnosis. ie, if you have antibody to this NS1 protein, then you have been exposed to that pathogen ...Read more

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Are antibiotics bad for me?

Are antibiotics bad for me?

No, if used properly: Antibiotics are excellent in treating infections! visit a physician when you think you have an infection (fever, chills, abscesses) - only certain antibiotics treat certain bacteria, your doc might run some tests before they give you an rx. Do not try to self treat with antibiotics: it can be dangerous to you and it can induce resistance from the bacteria if you take it unnecessarily. ...Read more