Low Immunity

Low immunity is a condition where there is a weakened immune system to fight against infections. People with low immunity become too stressed. They usually get frequent colds, diarrhea, and poor wound healing. They seem to be very tired always and get frequent infections in their body. Eating a well-balanced diet, managing stress, having a good sleep, and maintaining their normal weight helps to increase immune power in the body.

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Are weight loss and loss of appetite common in older persons?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 80 years old. He has lost around 5 to 6 kg of weight for the last six months. Now he is weighing about 44 kg. He has a weakness for the past six months. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reason for such weakness and weight loss can be due to long standing infection in the body such as respiratory tract infection or hepatitis. How old is your dad and what is his body weight? How many kg he has lost and in how many months? Since when he has weakne...  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, hepatitis B and lymph node TB. He is taking proper medicine, but gained so much weight. Now, for over a week, he has been having cold and cough during evening. He is a smoker. Is he currently...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Extra pulmonary tuberculosis, that is TB other than of the lungs is usually an indicator of poor immunity and can be seen in advanced stages of HIV. However, CD4 count also plays a very vital role in determining if the patient has a chance to recover from such in...  Read Full »

My mother spits back her oral feeds. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mom has had issues with eating. She has a PEG tube, which was placed for this reason. She does not vomit the tube feeding, but she spits back up what she takes orally. Whatever food she takes, it comes back and is full of phlegm. She is an end stage COPD patient and BiPAP dependent. Wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your mother's history, there are two different infections. They are Clostridium difficile infection and yeast infection. The site of yeast infection is not mentioned in the question, though esophageal yeast infection is common. C.difficile colitis can never be a...  Read Full »

Why is my neutrophil number dropping?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had my blood tests done for unexplained bruising, mouth sores, muscle pain and headaches. The neutrophil number came back as low of 1.2. I looked back at my past laboratory results and the neutrophil number has been dropping as follows. First it was 3.4, then 3.2, 2.9, 2.7, 2.1...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: If the immune system were being affected, then I would like to look at the whole picture of WBC count (white blood cell) and decide. Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic disease and in chronic diseases, the lymphocytes increase. ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my symptoms of weakened immune system?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51-year-old male. My health problems started in March 2019, continuously till now. Until then, I was in great shape, with a natural diet and physical activities. Then I suddenly felt sick, like something acute for two weeks. On blood analysis, no disease was found, but the WBC...  Read Full »


Dr. Md Rajja

Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your report is negative for HIV-AIDS, you should start building your health. There are various pathogens that can decrease your immune system you have to reach to closest one. Repeated fungal infection can reduce your immunity too in your case. Boost your immu...  Read Full »

What causes continuous eye allergy and irritation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have eye allergy for the past 1.7 years. I have consulted many doctors. I am using steroid eye drops too, but my eye allergy is still present. My eye irritates when it contact with blowing air, perfumes, air conditioner, strong odors, when I get cold and sometimes suddenly without any ...  Read Full »


Dr. N. Sathian

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems to be a generalized allergy with sneezing, cold eye symptoms and headache which could be due to sinusitis, pharyngitis and allergic conjunctivitis. This can be triggered either because of a drop in your anti-allergic immunity or any form of new exposure due to ch...  Read Full »

Why did my 12 years old grafted unhealing leg wound open up?

Query: Hi doctor, Around 12 years back, my unhealing leg wound was cured by multiple skin grafting. Now, after 12 years the wound opened up. Reason is unknown. Is it varicose? I have attached the latest snaps.  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Wound dehiscence occurs when surgical wound closures reopen instead of proper healing. Reasons or people who are at high risk for wound dehiscence are as follows: Patients with a weak immune system or those people who are malnourished. It can also be due to underlying chr...  Read Full »

What can cause a weakened immune system?

Query: Hello doctor, What are the signs of a weakened immune system? Give examples and explain briefly. What are the 11 surprising signs of a weak immune system? What can cause a weakened immune system? And what are some ways to bolster it back up?   Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Immunity is a defense system of the body that can fight against various harmful microorganisms. It may be acquired and inborn. As per Ayurveda it is broadly known as "Vyadhikshamatva". Classically it is defined as Vyadhikshamitvam vyadhibalavirodhitvam vydhyutpadpra...  Read Full »

Are low WBC and vitamin deficiency related?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 56 years old. My body mass index is 21. I used to smoke for around 19 years and I stopped it before four years. I had my blood test done last week. My white blood cell count is 3.4 and I have attached the reports with this. What test should I do in order to figure out the cause of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

What can cause boils on the finger?

Query: Hello doctor, Five days ago, I got a boil between my little finger and ring finger of my left hand. I am not sure what caused it whether it was an insect bite or just a rash. It was itching a bit initially if I remember correctly, but then it stopped. It started as a small boil, but then it got bigg...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaint and seen the pictures attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be either bacterial or fungal infection and best treatment option would be pus culture to look for organism followed by antibiotic sensitiv...  Read Full »

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