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What Does The Human Immune System Produce That Is The Basis For Immunization
Have still unidentified autoimmune systemic disease. No medication yet. Can a vaccine (PCV13/PPSV23) cause more trouble activating my immune system?
NO: It will not cause more trouble and will protect you from pneumonia. From a review in the Lancet comes the following statement:"As a general rule, patients with an autoimmune disease are not at risk of exacerbation after administration of any of the available vaccines. Conversely, several vaccine-preventable infections are known to negatively affect the course of defined autoimmune diseases"http://image. Thelancet. Com/extras/02art9340web. Pdf ...Read more
One of my children always gets fevers after a vaccine and the others don't. Why do only certain children tend to get them? Is their immune system weak
All 23pneumococcal iggs are low is there another way to test immune system besides getting a vaccine been around people sick w/ pneumonia & not got it?
Immune system: Your immunologist can check other tests to check on your immune system, such as response to other vaccines, immunoglobulin levels, etc. Not sure why the igg to pneumo was performed, but there must be a reason your doctor is recommending a vaccination for it at your age. ...Read more
Tips to be taken to improve immune system, as my spleen get rupture two years ago in a accident....Is there any vaccine should be taken coz am suffrng?
Eat well and shots: If your spleen healed without having to be removed you only need routine vaccines. If your spleen was removed you may need extra vaccines such as meningitis, pneumonia, or haemophilus b. Your doctor can make specific recommendations for you. Depending upon your age you may need medication too. A healthy diet always improves your immune system. ...Read more
When dealing with boosting immune system to help suppress HPV, besides the vaccine, what vitamins can I take that will be most beneficial.?
None but: If there is one vitamin which boosts the skin's defense system, it would be vitamin D3 which acts on the skin's keratinocytes to produce defense substances against infection. HPV will need far more potent defensive action than the vitamin can provide. See your GYN before the problem spread further or to others. Besides HPV has been linked to cervical cancer. ...Read more
Is it alright to take vitamin c before and/or after a vaccine? I take 2, 000-2, 500mg per day. Does immune system need to be free of medicines?
No issue: No need to delay/suspend vitamins when getting vaccines. ...Read more
Can you name some vaccine that protects against H1N1? Is it safe to be vaccinated? Heard it weakens immune system and long term effect of vaccine are still not known? Please guide me.
Can somebody tell me how can Hib meningitis vaccine help the body's immune system fight the disease?
Unlikely: Hib vaccine is helpful when given early in life to build antibiodies that protect the infant/kid from hib disease later in life. It can be given as early as 6 weeks. It is of no benefit when given to a kid in the middle of hib disease (takes 2 or more weeks to generate antibodies). ...Read more
Will pneumonia vaccine be helpful for me and my immune system now- after recovering from meningitis 6 mos ago? Never had this vaccine before
Maybe: There are 2 pneumococcal vaccines. One has been around for several decades and one developed within the past decade. Both help your body develop immunity to some of the common pneumoccal germs that can cause invasive disease like pneumonia and meningitis.It is an immune booster of sorts and helps defend you against specific germs. I got one. ...Read more
Is it true that vaccines can do more harm than good? I read that it lowers the immune system and can cause things like ADHD what's vaccine side effects?
No.: The answer is no! Like when you naturally come in contact with chicken pox ; then can never get it again because your immune system learns to fight the virus, vaccines similarly boost your immune system. And there is no connection betw vaccines ; adhd, autism, etc. Etc. If you really want to know how important vaccines are, search online for pics ; info about the diseases we vaccine against! ...Read more
77 yr old female in the UK, I half immune system with upper body left lymph node removed. I have heard I cannot have the shingles vaccine. Is this correct? As I have a family history of Shingles.
No reason: Unless you are currently on a drug which suppresses your immune system, there is no reason why you can't get Zostavax. ...Read more
My mother has a weak immune system. About the flu vaccine, it's dangerous for her, because of the side effects?
Flu shot safe: The influenza vaccine by injection is safe. It is a killed vaccine and not able to cause the flu. Side effects are usually mild and short lived. In immune deficient patients, usually avoid "live" vaccine such as nasal flu vaccine. ...Read more
Not Known how: It is popular as being good for health for prevention of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular health. These are the claims made. Acoording to nccam which is a part of us national institution of healthlaboratory research has shownnoni to have immune stimulating and tumor fightind properties. There needs to be research for its benefit to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases. ...Read more
Depends: Immune system of the gut can affect digestion, function, can rule infections, inflammations and tumors, what is your question? ...Read more
If the immune system mediated attack on peripheral nerves why would the human body not feel this rather giving symptoms months later when damage done?
Actually, you do...: The pain felt when one has a skin/soft tissue infection or autoimmune process is partly associated with pain receptors of nerves being activated. In certain processes, destruction of painreceptors is felt as "pins and needles" ("peripheral neuropathy").The delay you describe, may be due to other nerves that process the pain signal that are involved in the central nervous system. ...Read more
Does the human body use fat to be energetic and heal the immune system, heal cancers and viruses, and make body functions more efficient?
It's source of Ener: Fat just like other 2 main nutrients of our diet (Carbohydrates and Proteins) is a source of energy to run the body machine. It does not have any specific or selective role for the other functions (immunity, healing of cancer etc) that you have listed. In this reference we can be healthy/ normal with small amounts of Fat intake unless you do physical labor requiring extra energy. ...Read more
If the immune system can aggressively attack and kill all peripheral nerves could the human body function with just the central nervous system?
If the immune system attacks and destroys nerves and nerve cells in entire body leaving the brain untouched would the human body just be a skeleton?
See below: No that is not quite how it works. You need to have discussion with your neurologist about your symptoms. ...Read more
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