Do you have a sinus, ear or lung infection more than 3 times per year?
People who have an Immune Deficiency cannot fight off infection. If you get infections more than 3 times per year, it might be a sign that you have Immune Deficiency.
It Creates a Variety of Symptoms
Some people with Immune Deficiency have recurrent pneumonia, ear infections, or sinusitis. They might also need multiple courses of antibiotics just to clear up ordinary infections. Immune Deficiency can lead to poor growth or weight loss. It can also cause swollen lymph glands, an enlarged spleen, or chronic rashes. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should see an allergy doctor.
It Can Be Treated Once It Is Diagnosed
When you visit your allergy doctor, he or she will take a detailed family and medical history as well as information about your daily environment. The doctor will also give you a physical examination and, if appropriate, a series of skin tests to see if you are allergic to anything. Once the doctor knows what is causing your issues, he or she might prescribe some antibiotics, an antibiotic prophylaxis, or an immunological replacement.
It Can Be Managed
Once you know that you have an Immune Deficiency, there are ways that you can manage the condition. It is important to make an effort to avoid infections. Try not to come into contact with people who are sick or people who have gotten live vaccines within the last two weeks. If you do develop an infection, you should visit your doctor as soon as possible to get treatment.
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