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Immune deficiency

What is Immune deficiency?

Immune deficiency is the inability of the body to resist infections. Could be due to infection or autoimmune.

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My son is 2yrs old and had a T&A a few months ago due to recurrent strep . We went 5 months until he had strep again. Now he has had 3 scripts for anitbiotics in a little over a month. What can we do? Could there be an immunie difeiency causing...
Hi,
Thank you for your query,
How this recurrent streptococcal infection in your child has been diagnosed?
Is this being diagnosed on depending the throat culture or any blood for its antibody test?
Please provide the information so that I can advise you properly.
As antibody titres will persist...
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I was driving when a dime fell from from a compartment above my visor. I realized approximately an hour later that a dime had fallen inside my cup of lemonade. I drank the entire glass before seeing the dime. I have an immune deficiency disorder...
Hi,

Welcome to HCM.

I understand your concern regarding acquiring infection by ingestion of germs which were most probably on the dime. There is less likely chance of that as many bacteria which are in the environment are saprophytic and rarely cause human disease. As the dime had fallen in the...
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Hi, My name is Kunwal and I am writing to ask a few questions about my husband s health. He got sick by a stomach virus on thursday Jan 9th, he was throwing up and he had diarrhea which lasted 2 days but then he started dry coughing. He has had...
Hi, Welcome to Health care magic forum.
It appears that he had viral diarrhea, due to food poisoning. As he was vomiting he would have developed the pharyngititis, and uvulitis.
As he is an immuno suppressive,even for a minor ailment go only for allopathic medicine for complete cure.
For cough...
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I suffer from Specific Polysacchride Antibody Deficency and Common Variable Immune Deficency. I take weekly subcutaneous infustions to bolster my immune system . I have not been an antibiotic in four years, both to treat infections and for...
hi,
being someone with feeble immunity, you are liable for bacterial and fungal infections. the ball you spat could be fungal! Get yourself tested for any fungal hyphae in sputum, and if positive, you need prophylactic antifungals.
Prevention is always better than cure and treating fungal...
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ok hi. i have common variable immune deficiency , with "not terrible" numbers. i just had routine blood work in connection with an annual physical. what does this say to you: CBC, everything normal, except neut% slightly low, and lymph% slightly...
Hi XXXXXXX

I have read your query with diligence.

Your CBC is normal, the 'slightly hi' and 'slightly low' are not significant at all. Rest of the test values is normal as well.

Cheers! Enjoy your good health. Continue all the medications.

Let me know if you have more concerns....
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his docs.. can poor immune syster cause premature ejaculation?I have lymph nodes on both sides of my neck and another strong node at the right side of my groin,what could be the cause of all these?This nodes have been like this for almost 2yrs...
Hi,

Welcome to XXXXXXX
Thanks for posting your query.

There is no direct relation to immune deficiency to premature ejaculation.

If you have long abstinence from sex then you may likely to have quick and early ejaculation.

Fruits XXXXXXX in Vitamin C and Antioxidants and protein XXXXXXX diet are...
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Hello, I have suffered for 8 years now with worsening medical conditions, I have spent more than $120,000 trying to find out what is going on, what I have been diagnosed with thus far, is a possible Immune Deficiency , for which I currently...
Brief Answer:
Please upload your lab tests

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

I have read your medical history and feel sorry for the Calgary of problems you have come across.

Before running into conclusions, I'd kindly ask to have the reports of the lab tests you did (especially when it comes to liver...
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YES I HAVE A 14 yo grandson that has Bells Pulsey and was referred to.this site to see if DR Gillman could help he has a history of immune deficiency and was in the hospital with pneumonia in Nov. And that when the bells pulses started too :He had steroids antiviral meds and physical therapy with no resolution as yet is there more you can do for him?
Brief Answer:
Patience, proper follow up

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for the query,

I am afraid till date, it is difficult to pin point with certainty, the exact cause of Bell's palsy. However, viruses and other inflammatory conditions have been suggested to be at the origin, but its still not...
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my son is 2yrs old 30 pounds and has an igA deficiency as well as a chiari malformation type 1 and chronic constipation he had an endoscopy done this morning and the gi doc said that his small intestine was a little bit red and looked really flat I am wondering what might cause those two things to happen and also if they are at all attribute to his immune deficiency or chiari malformation....any incite is totally welcomed
HI
Thank for asking to HCM
I really appreciate your concern for your son, this is common type mild deficiency of immunoglobin, this antibody is primary type, and mainly protects all the mucous membrane from infections lack of this antibody increase the chances of infection but this is not happene...
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Hello, I have a 6yo son who has been dealing with multiple medical issues since birth . We have been to several specialists who all agree there is something clearly wrong with my son, but no real answers. We have been told he has an immune deficiency , but no specific one. Now I am trying to find answers and came across Hemolytic Anemia . I was just wondering if this is something that would have been glaringly obvious to the Drs? Or is this one of those type of illnesses that could be easily overlooked? Unfortunately I no longer have insurance so I cannot just blindly keep going through testing...
hi erica;
haemolytic anaemia is a blood disorder;since your son has been to so many specialist it is not possible to miss such a blood disorder easily.secondly haemolytic itself means blood destruction so see whether his haemoglobin drops every time .you wrote his age is 6 yrs but you did not...
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how long does it take a person to recover from mastoiditis
Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

Under normal circumstances and a good care with appropriate antibiotic cover, it takes almost 2 weeks for the mastoiditis infection to improve and the symptoms of congestion might take even longer to subside.

From the details provided, you have acute...
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I had a cervical MRI and the first findings said mild heterogeneity of the signals in the bone marrow, non specific.

Now I know this means that in your bone marrow you have fat and water and that the signals should be the same or something like that for all people, but what would non specific mean? Does that mean I have something in my bone marrow that should not be there and if so what is it. Non specific is an odd thing to say. What happens next with this?
Hi
Thanks for your query.

These terms mentioned in your MRI report are bit vague (mild heterogeneity , non-specific). When the findings are not clear-cut about some abnormality, then non-specific term is used. It is confusing but there may not be anything serious. Sometimes even otherwise normal...
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My son is 3 and he has been seen 27x in the past year for ears throats and sinus and the past 3x with blood in his urine but the cultures come back fine we live in Japan now for the past year the military doctors aren't very good now they want to remove his tonsils Anoids and put tubes in his ears. His Iga is 100 but his iron is low and borderline Anemic now they want to test him for immune defincency What do you think
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

Chronic tonsillitis and repeated ear infection are indications for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. It is good that the doctors should be testing your son for immune deficiency.

If your son is anaemic and his iron level is low then he must be receiving iron...
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Hi Doctor. My 3 year old son who was born HIV+ and is recieving HAART treatment quickly grew a lump on his upper arm. He had the lump excised and they biopsied it and found it to be Necrortizing Granulomas. He was adopted from another country and has been healthy up until the last 3 months or so - with chronic sinus infections, general malaise and constant runny nose that seems to not go way with antibiotic. The results were passed back to his infectious disease doctor who is not seeing him for a couple of weeks to discuss. Im concerned and feel its possibly more urgent. The results came in 5 days ago. My concern is TB (although when skin tested it was negative 5 months ago once he arrive in U.S.) as well as Wegeners Granulitis (sp?). What are other possibilities and how will he be tested for these and how urgent do you feel this case is?
Hello,

Thanks for your query.

I understand your problem and apprehension. Yours problem and apprehension are meaningful.
Your 3 Yr old adopted son was born with Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and has been healthy up until the last 3 months. You have adopted him from another country and he is...
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fahrs; tle; fibro; asthma; immune deficient... overwhelmed .. multiple gran mals 10-28 - 10-31; lost 2 days
Brief Answer:
Multidimensional history, needs a team

Detailed Answer:
Good Day Madam!
I am Dr S Khan and i would like to answer your query. Madam you have multidimensional history with asthma and fibromyalgias and immune deficiency and seizures, so basically your management is a challenge. Firts...
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