Seeking a better understanding of the immune system. As I understand it: #1 I am exposed to bug. #2 I get bug. #3 I am now immune to bug.
I understand that open wounds, chemo, or ailments that suppress the immune system would cause a person to fall ill more easily.
How could a product effect a person's immune response?
posted by kristymcj
on May 10, 2012 -
Have you or anyone you've known had luck with an alternative cancer treatment - wheatgrass in particular? [more inside]
posted by gardenbex
on Apr 9, 2012 -
I've been getting that coming-down-with-a-cold feeling a lot lately, but it hasn't turned into a cold. Is my immune system super effective against cold viruses, or is there some other explanation? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby
on Apr 1, 2011 -
Help me from getting sick over and over again....What are your best long-term, cost-effective methods of staying healthy? [more inside]
posted by unexpected
on Jun 17, 2010 -
I have what appears to be rotavirus-- symptoms are a perfect fit and it's confirmed to be making the rounds among parents and staff at my daughter's preschool. Having had it, am I now immune? I've never felt so sick as an adult and I would like to know that I will never get it again.
posted by Mayor Curley
on Feb 26, 2010 -
I remember seeing this really cool spaceship-themed immune system video in school about 7 years ago. I don't remember the name, but I'd love to find it and watch it again. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by ssnickerer
on May 12, 2008 -
Immune System: Is it possible to weaken the immune system by boosting it too much and too often? [more inside]
posted by mojabunni
on Feb 22, 2006 -
The silver lining to colds and flus has always been that at least my immune system is better for it, and I’ll be less likely to catch the next thing. However, I’ve caught 3 colds (or something- they were all different, and none were serious) this year and it’s only May! In the past I’ve caught maybe one thing a year.
Does your immune system stop improving as you get older? Why do old people get sick more easily? And how old are you when that starts?
And how possible IS it to reinfect yourself with the exact same virus or bacteria? Once you’ve had something, wouldn’t your immune system just whomp it the next time it came by?
posted by small_ruminant
on May 11, 2005 -