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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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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