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Why Take Immunosuppressant With Humira
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
If one receives a dura mater transplant, is the recipient required to take immunosuppressant medication for life, as with other tissue transplants?
No immunos required: No immunosuppression is required for a dura mater transplant, or for most types of tissue transplants. Most of these tissues have been processed in ways that remove the antigens (proteins) exposure to the new host's immune system and therefore do not provke a rejection response. The big risk for dura mater transplants is creutzfeld-jacob disease (prions) transmission. ...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
If I take immunosuppressants after an organ transplant will my immune system be severely compromised in the long term to the extent where flu kills?
No, but: it depends on your condition before and after transplant. In general, avoid getting in contact with people with colds/flu and crowded places if you can,wear a mask if you have to,report any fever or illness to your doctors, unlike others you may be put on antibiotics early in the course of fever,you will need some more vaccines such as pneumovax, otherwise you have a normal life, wish you wellnes ...Read more
Interested to know if people with ulcerative colitis have to take immunosuppressants and enema for the rest of their lives?
U/c: yes, this is an autoimmune issue. That why you have to take medication for life ...Read more
I have RA use plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) now i was prescribed methotrexate. 2y ago diagnosis with HPV 16, can I take metho a immunosuppressant, an not make worst the hpv?
Yes: This is a great question. Methotrexate has been used both to treat hpv and certain studies have shown women with RA on methtrexate have higher risk of abnormal pap smear. It is safe to use Methotrexate if you need it for ra. You just need to get your pap smears yearly and more frequent if abnormal. I would also recommend hpv testing with your pap. ...Read more
How safe is the flu vaccine when taken with an immunosuppressant like methotrexate? I take it for sjogrens syndrome.
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