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What are the best childrens vitamins to boost a 4 yr olds weak immune system?

What are the best childrens vitamins to boost a 4 yr olds weak immune system?

Your pediatrician : Can order labs to determine if your child has an immunodeficiency. If so, a referral to an allergist-immunologist is in order. Healthy children who attend preschool can catch upper respiratory infections often, so the pediatrician will want to know the types of infections , their severity, duration & complications. Keep a journal of the pattern of illnesses & take it with you to the appointment. ...Read more

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Dr. Dawn Sokol
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Weak Immune System (Definition)

Weak immune system refers to a state where the body's ability to fight off infection is diminished. A person's immune system can be weakened by chronic disease, malnutrition, or congenital defects of ...Read more


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What is molluscum contagiosium and its treatment for children. Does it cure by self does it grow because of weak immune system?

What is molluscum contagiosium and its treatment for children. Does it cure by self does it grow because of weak immune system?

A viral infection of: The skin spread by skin-to-skin contact, contact with towels, toys or clothing on which the virus resides or by sexual transmission. It can go away by itself in 6-12 months or longer, so it's best to seek treatment. It spreads by hands that touch or scratch lesions, so cover lesions with clothing or a bandage during periods of contact with others, then leave it open at night ...Read more

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Do I have a weak immune system if I tend t get warts?

Do I have a weak immune system if I tend t get warts?

No: Warts do not mean you have a weak immune system. Warts are common and your body has not developed resistance to the wart virus. It has resistance to internal infections such as strep , flu. Eyc. ...Read more

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Really weak immune system.., what can I do?

Immune system : The immune system requires a constant and sufficient supply of protein to maintain optimum function. When humans are starved their immune systems weaken. Therefore maintain adequate protein. ...Read more

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How do they test for a weak immune system on you?

Blood tests: Screening tests for immune function include antibody levels, a blood count with a breakdown of the cells and measurement of complement. If those are all normal, then your immune system is probably ok. ...Read more

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How can you test for a weak immune system on children?

Blood & skin tests: The regular screening for immune defects includes both blood levels of immune factors and tests of immune function. Some tests are rather sophisticated & are done at specialty labs. Many can start with tests at your pcp's offfice. ...Read more

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If i had a weak immune system would my CBC test show it?

Not necessarily: A complete blood count only looks at white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. The immune system can become compromised with a myriad of conditions (diabetes for example - where the CBC is often normal) speak to your physician why you think your immune system is compromised and go from there. In the meantime do not forget that food is medicine. Eat healthy, exercise, get adequate sleep. ...Read more

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It pretty common to have a weak immune system during old age?

It pretty common to have a weak immune system during old age?

Yes.: The immune system wanes as we age. The manifestation of this process is evidenced by increased infectious processes such as herpes zoster (shingles), pneumonia, flu, and increasing incidence of cancers. Our immunity aids in our ability to mitigate or even prevent these processes. One can bolster his or her immunity by receiving vaccinations, and leading a healthy life style. ...Read more

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Are you ever able to recover from a weak immune system due to drug abuse?

Probably: If you are now well nourished, this answer is a qualified yes. However if you have since contracted HIV or TB or have suffered irreversible liver damage , the answer may be different. Good luck to your path to recovery. ...Read more

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I think I have a weak immune system--does this put me at higher risk for cancer?

I think I have a weak immune system--does this put me at higher risk for cancer?

Not necessarily: Patients that are on immune suppressive drugs or have diseases such as HIV are at higher risk for malignancy. Thinking you have a weakened immune system doesn't mean that you necessarily do. ...Read more