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What effects does the MMR vaccine have on the immune system?

What effects does the MMR vaccine have on the immune system?

Mild and transient..: ...Immunosuppression - additional live vaccines are not recommended for a month after MMR unless they were given the same day. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


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Have still unidentified autoimmune systemic disease. No medication yet. Can a vaccine (PCV13/PPSV23) cause more trouble activating my immune system?

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

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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

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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?

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

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When dealing with boosting immune system to help suppress HPV, besides the vaccine, what vitamins can I take that will be most beneficial. ?

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

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Can you tell me how Hib meningitis vaccine help the body's immune system fight the disease?

Can you tell me how Hib meningitis vaccine help the body's immune system fight the disease?

Prepared antibody: The HIB vaccine allows the body to prepare blocking antibodies ahead of time.Antibodies form to the vaccine antigen that will be immediately available to the patient if they are ever exposed to the germ, so the germ is prevented from invading the body. ...Read more

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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