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What Is The Best Treatment For 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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