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What Does Hydroxychloroquine Do To Immune System
Do anti malaria drugs such as plaquenil suppress the immune system and cause susceptibility to infections or no ?
No it Does Not: No it does not suppress immune system and cause susceptibility to infections. ...Read more
As a lupus patient I have avoided foods like garlic and mushrooms (foods that improve immune system). Is it advisable? On 1g mmf bd, 400mg plaquenil
Some ideas: Keep your weight in its recommended range for your height, gender, and age. Get plenty of rest & exercise. Lighten up - try to laugh more & stress less. Make sure your vitamin d level is within the normal range. Eat more foods containing omega-3 fatty acids. Don't smoke. Drink alcoholic beverages moderately. Get all recommended vaccinations. That oughta do it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lifestyle & behavoir: Just like you already know: Maintain proper nutrition, add vitamins if your diet is poor. Adequate sleep and exercise. Stress reduction. Avoid infections with proper hand hygiene and vaccinations. Seasonally avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth when around people, ie shopping, working, gatherings and travel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It doesn't: There is no scientific data to support the claim that over exercising has any effect on the immune system. By definition over exercising would be an amount of exercise that is causing an adverse effect and this is usually muscle and/or joint damage rather than any adverse effect on the immune system. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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