22 posts tagged with immunesystem.
Displaying 1 through 22 of 22. Subscribe:

Help me avoid illness for 6+ months

In my first month of my new job I've already been majorly sick twice and have taken 7 of my 12 allotted sick days. I really can't get sick again this year or at least in the next 6 months. [more inside]
posted by Stonkle on Jan 15, 2017 - 34 answers

How to stop getting frequent colds

I get colds a lot. How can I stop getting them so frequently? Also, how can I make the duration of them shorter? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on May 3, 2016 - 31 answers

Aftermath of an upper respiratory infection

I've been having the upper respiratory infection from hell for more than a week, and have two questions about the aftermath. [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Jan 19, 2015 - 13 answers

Cooking food in advance for an immunosuppressed person

I am organizing (and cooking) meals for my boss and his wife. He was just diagnosed with cancer and has started chemo. I need ideas for the kind of meals I and others can prepare for a person with a compromised immune system. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Aug 22, 2014 - 9 answers

How do I stop getting sick on tour?

How do I stop getting sick on tour? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Oct 23, 2012 - 25 answers

How can I bolster my terrible immune system?

How can I bolster my terrible immune system? [more inside]
posted by pluckysparrow on May 28, 2012 - 26 answers

Not having an immune system is frightening.

Household tips for the immunocompromised? [more inside]
posted by fancyoats on Jul 14, 2011 - 18 answers

What are my baby's chances of getting chicken pox?

In 16 days my 3 month old is due to meet my sister's two daughters for the first time. One of the girls came out in chicken pox spots yesterday. The other has not yet had chicken pox and is, so far, showing no symptoms. [more inside]
posted by IanMorr on May 10, 2011 - 13 answers

Are canker sores weakening my immune system?

Are canker sores weakening my immune system? [more inside]
posted by halseyaa on Oct 20, 2010 - 20 answers

My immune system is weird. Why?

Immune system filter: My immune system is weird! I'm generally healthy, but really susceptible to staph infections (mostly impetigo), and don't react to histamine. [more inside]
posted by naturalog on Oct 1, 2010 - 5 answers

I don't want to be sick ever again.

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 - 48 answers

Follow this ONE SIMPLE RULE and repair your immune system!

What is the FIRST thing I should do to repair my battered immune system after a prolonged period of abuse? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Feb 10, 2010 - 53 answers

why do I get sick so easily?

Is there something wrong with my immune system? I'm generally a healthy person, I eat well and exercise. But if there's ever a case where I have to briefly expose myself to some additional stress, I'm almost guaranteed to come down with a flu-like illness that puts me out for 3 or 4 days. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2010 - 15 answers

Lowering the bar on the definition of "healthy"

Why haven't I fully recovered from bronchitis, six months later? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jan 6, 2010 - 17 answers

Do vaccines bring you closer to death?

Is there a set quota of white blood cells that the human body produces over its lifetime, and if so do routine vaccines (e.g. the flu) tax the immune system enough to significantly shorten the person's lifespan? [more inside]
posted by foulowl on Nov 19, 2009 - 33 answers

Will our babies be affected by their mother's weak immune system?

My wife's mother did not breastfeed her; she was fed formula until she was weaned. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 26, 2009 - 41 answers

How can I not get the flu?

How can I avoid getting the flu? I have gotten spooked by a couple coworkers who got SICK from the flu, which they caught from their kids, and I am very intent on avoiding the same fate (trouble coming out of both ends). Short of covering myself in saranwrap and lysol, and then hiding in an ICBM silo, what do you suggest? [more inside]
posted by allen8219 on Feb 23, 2009 - 21 answers

The FluMist gave me the flu. But for how long?

I believe I am having an adverse reaction to the FluMist. How long can I expect to feel like complete crap? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Sep 13, 2008 - 11 answers

I'm sick in bed and depressed

I am so discouraged. I have been trying for the last 5 years to exercise to lose weight. I always do well, until about 6 weeks in I become ill. Usually with a chest cold, a fever, sometimes bronchitis. [more inside]
posted by generic230 on Aug 17, 2008 - 16 answers

Emergen-C vs. Airborne

Emergen-C vs. Airborne [more inside]
posted by SixteenTons on Sep 11, 2007 - 25 answers

Can immune boosters weaken your immune system?

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 - 28 answers

Is Resting Really Helpful?

If you're sick with a common ailment (sore throat, flu, cold, barfing, etc), is it expected that you might sleep more? Does sleeping more really help your body to recover?
posted by wildblueyonder on Jan 1, 2005 - 5 answers

Page: 1