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What To Expect Starting Oral Immunosuppressant
I have RA & MCTD and want to get a tattoo. I have not started my immunosuppressants yet and won't for 2 weeks. Is this safe to do now?
Probably but: Although an uncomplicated tattoo would be affect your immunosuppressive treatment. But if it gets infected for any reason , you may have to postpone the treatment until this problem can be resolved. So why the hurry in getting your tattoo? Incidentally, immunosuppression may also slow down your wound-healing from the tattoo. If you must get it, allow at l3ast 6 weeks for wound healing. ...Read more
Your immune system is comprised of two main compartments: innate and specific branches. There are many different cell types in each group including neutrophils, eosinophils, macrophages, basophils, t cells and b cells, and others. Anything that affects either the total number of those cells or their function can be considering immune ...Read more
Complex answer: Your immune system is comprised of two main compartments: innate and specific branches. There are many different cell types in each group including neutrophils, eosinophils, macrophages, basophils, t cells and b cells, and others. Anything that affects either the total number of those cells or their function can be considering immune suppressing or an immunosuppressant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Necessary in some: If you are suffering from an auto-immune disease (such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis) or received an organ transplant, you need to take immunosuppressive medications to prevent your immune system (your white blood cells) from attacking your body or transplanted organ(s). They do increase your risk of opportunistic infections and you may need prophylactic antimicrobial medications. ...Read more
Suppressed immune: Patients taking immunosuppressants are at increased risk for getting sick b/c they are taking drugs that specifically suppress the immune system. ...Read more
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My sister is suffering from takayashu arteritis... she is currently taking immunosuppressants.. just want to ask the prognosis of this disease?
See below: The two major predictors of outcome are incidence of complications(hypertension,aortic aneurysm, retinopathy) and if the disease is progressive or not. The 15-year survival was 66 and 96 percent for patients with and without a major complication, respectively, and was 68 and 93 percent for those with and without a progressive course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : Because it suppress your immune system by affecting your bone marrow which maintain your immune system. Your withe cells (fight infection), red cell (prevent anemia) , platelets (prevent bleeding ) may go down making you prone for infection, anemia, bleeding. Oncologist have meds to avoid this, they are very good at this. Stay strong, keep fighting. ...Read more
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