Immune Reaction

Immune reaction or immune response is the mechanism by which the body protects itself from bacteria, viruses, or any foreign bodies. Some of the hormones can alter the immune response of the body. For example, testosterones are immunosuppressives, whereas estrogens are immune-enhancing hormones.

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Are my bones making popping sound due to COVID vaccine side effects?

Query: Hello,I have been dealing with a post-vaccine condition for 14 months (started the day after the COVID vaccine). I have not had any problems with my joints. Five weeks ago, an alternative medicine doctor gave me a depot injection containing CoQ10, Glutathione, Cat's Claw, and Acetylcholine. I had so...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You have three aspects to the present problem. 1. Haematologic - you must consult an immunologist or hematologist for that. 2. Neurological- could be related to the immune-inflammatory process and could have been aggr...  Read Full »

What is the root cause for my chronic fatigue for the past few years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 51 years old. I have been fighting chronic fatigue for six years. It is like having the flu permanently. I have tried natural supplements, but I cannot seem to kick it. I have been doing a lot of reading lately, and I think the root cause is hormone-related. My symptoms seem to m...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it appears that you have slightly high LH levels but thankfully, normal testosterone. It could be possible because of your natural supplements or possible food allergi...  Read Full »

Does Prednisone help swollen lymph nodes?

Query: Hello doctor, Two years ago, I discovered a small lump in my neck near the back right side. My GP said it did not seem like anything to worry about and to come back if it grows. I noticed no growth, but it did not go away or shrink either. A year and a half later, I developed a rash and stomach blo...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The lymph nodes in the neck, if multiple and greater than 1.5 cm should be biopsied. Especially, if it is persistent for a long time. Most of the symptoms you have had are unrelated to lymphoma, but in a persistent lymph node, lymphoma should be ruled out. This is espe...  Read Full »

Why is genital herpes recurring?

Query: Hi doctor, Why do I get recurrence of genital herpes as soon as I stop antiviral drugs?  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It may be due to poor immune status, diabetes, drugs, or poor nutrition which may lead to decreased resistance to infection. If the sexual partner has it, then there is a chance of developing it. I suggest applying Acivir (Acyclovir) gel locally and taking capsule A...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my hand and finger joints?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 69 year old male. I have suffered from many types of infections several times in my life from systemic candida infection, valley fever, fungus infections and so on. I also have RA, have experienced Reynauld's several times, I also have SLE and have tested positive for MCTD. I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Repeated infections with different organisms including fungal infection indicate severe immune deficiency which could be due to the steroid therapy you take for MCTD (mixed connective tissue disease) or due to other condition like diabetes. So, please tell me the fo...  Read Full »

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