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Immunity is a condition of resisting a particular disease by preventing its development or by counteracting its products in the body. The presence of antibodies in the body against the disease helps in fighting against it. Antibodies are produced by the body to destroy the causative organism.

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Please suggest a good diet to improve the immunity of a 9 months old baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is almost 9 months now. She is gaining good weight and height. What should I include in her diet chart to boost immunity, height and make her complexion bright? Please provide a good dietary solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Congratulations on the arrival of your little miracle. I assume that she is breastfed, which means she is already receiving plenty of nutrients from her mother. When it comes to her diet, the key is to ensure she gets all the essential nutrients. Introduce foods rich ...  Read Full »

I want to enquire about the immune system. Kindly guide.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old male seeking information on the immune system. How does it work, and what lifestyle factors affect its function? What strategies can enhance and boost immunity naturally, including specific foods or supplements for better health? Please help. Thank you in advance.  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The immune system forms an intricate network of cells, tissues, and organs collaborating to shield the body against intrusive entities like viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Outlined below is a simplified explanati...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of the advanced stage of AIDS?

Query: Hi doctor, Eight months back, my best friend's husband, who is 53 years old, was diagnosed with positive HIV (Human Immuno deficiency Virus), hepatitis B and lymph node TB (Tuberculosis). He is taking proper medicine, but gained so much weight. Now, for over a week, he has been having cold and cough...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Extra pulmonary tuberculosis, that is (Tuberculosis)TB other than of the lungs is usually an indicator of poor immunity and can be seen in advanced stages of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). However, CD4 count also plays a very vital role in determining if the patient ...  Read Full »

How to boost immunity in my child who is suffering from a cold?

Query: Hello doctor, My child is 13 years old. He has been suffering from a common cold for a week. He is already taking medication to control it. But there is no relief. Are there specific nutrients or foods that can boost a child's immune system and help prevent the common cold? What hygiene habits sho...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Please improve your child's immune system to prevent the recurrence of colds and coughs. Avoid any oily or packaged foods. Make him practice some running and a few other exercises. Give him freshly prepared food only. Include green vegetab...  Read Full »

I want to know the role of the body's immune system. Kindly guide.

Query: Hello doctor, I am interested in understanding more about how the immune system plays a major role in our body. I have heard that natural killer cells play a crucial role in defending the body against infections and certain types of cancer. Kindly give me some insights on the following: What is th...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Here are the answers to your questions about the immune system. The primary role of natural killer cells is to defend the body against virulent organisms from invading the body. They contribute by building a chain of defense mechanisms. The positive activities are th...  Read Full »

Is one drop of vaccine enough to take effect in the body?

Query: Hi doctor,While giving Pentaxim vaccination, a few drops leaked out, and only a couple of drops were injected into my baby. The nurse and doctor said it was fine. They said that only a drop is enough. Is it really enough?  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pentaxim injection contains 0.5 ml, which is approximately equal to 8 to 10 drops. Spillage would have been about four drops. Even if four drops have been injected, it is enough. Moreover, you do not have to bother much, as a total of four doses of this vaccine will be...  Read Full »

Do I require an anti-rabies vaccine if a puppy licked me?

Query: Hello doctor,Two days before a small puppy came and I am not sure whether he scratched me or not. There is no big mark on feet. But I have a very small cut in my hand. I have cleared my jeans with that hand. So I am doubtful my cut has come in contact with that place where puppy licks. Sir do I need...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Just take the first dose and second dose after three days. There is no need for five doses. The last dose was taken just a few months back. Anti-rabies antibodies will still persist in the body and provide immunity. But still, reexposure within one year requires two dos...  Read Full »

How can I prevent reinfection after recovering from COVID-19?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 34-year-old female, and I have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus of 2019). This is the third time in the last three years. I was hospitalized once but now, I am just quarantined at home with very mild symptoms. I have been vaccinated three times for COVID. I am done with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your query, and I can understand your concern.As someone who has been infected with COVID-19 (coronavirus of 2019) multiple times, it is understandable that you want to take proactive steps to protect your health and prevent future infections. Here are some g...  Read Full »

I frequently get bronchitis and sinusitis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been getting bronchitis and a sinus infection every two months. It is so bad when it happens, I am put on antibiotics, steroids medicine, plus two inhalers. My doctor is starting to say I have asthma. I am 18 years old and I have never had problems breathing, believe me, I was ...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your medical history carefully and understood your concern. The low immune system makes you more prone to get an infection. Sinus infection is difficult to treat sometimes. A sinus infection can be complicated by lung infection especially when severe...  Read Full »

How can I boost my immunity with diet?

Query: Hello doctor.I am a 35-year-old woman. Can you give me a quick rundown of how the immune system operates and how it protects the body from infections and diseases? What function does diet play in promoting immune system health? Are there any particular foods or dietary habits I should follow to incr...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The immune system is a complicated immunoglobulin system that helps in fighting against foreign substances in the body system by binding and phagocytosis. The importance of a healthy, balanced diet in the development of the immune system is aided by the availability ...  Read Full »

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