The signs of immune deficiency include frequent infections or illnesses, digestive issues, chronic inflammation, and autoimmune disorders. If the immune system is weakened, the body becomes more susceptible to illness. At SFENTA, our staff can help patients with an immune deficiency and take measures to prevent and treat illnesses. 

Immune Deficiency Treatment

Our staff can help guide patients on strengthening their immune system, as well as treatment and prevention for infections that may arise from an immune deficiency. For treatment, antibiotics are often used — sometimes for a longer duration of time. Patients can also receive care for symptoms commonly associated with infections such as congestion, pain, nasal drainage, and fever. 

What is an Immune Deficiency?

Your immune system is a network of cells and proteins that are responsible for protecting you from pathogens. The parts of the immune system include the tonsils, spleen, lymph nodes, and bone marrow. These body parts work together to ensure that all areas of the body are protected. Most patients with an immune deficiency are deficient in specific types of cells. These are most often B cells, T cells, or both.  

Immune deficiencies can be difficult to diagnose as there are hundreds of different disorders, each with specific symptoms. This is why it is important to visit an experienced ENT provider for diagnosis and treatment. At SFENTA, we offer immune deficiency testing to determine which immune disorder you have. This allows our providers to offer a more personalized treatment plan and select the proper medication.

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Symptoms

Symptoms for immune deficiency can vary based on the specific type of disorder. Some of the key symptoms of immune deficiency include:

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Blood disorders
  • Chronic sinus infections, ear infections, meningitis, or skin infections
  • Developmental or growth delays
  • Digestive issues 

About SFENTA

SFENTA’s highly trained ENT providers have been helping patients find relief from their ENT conditions for over 30 years. Our office aims to offer each patient:

Patient-Centered Care

We offer true one-on-one care that includes a personalized treatment plan to target your unique symptoms accurately.

Continuity of Care

We provide comprehensive care that doesn’t stop until you’ve achieved lasting relief.

A Network of Highly Trained Physicians

With over 50 board-certified providers who specialize in all areas of ENT care, we’re prepared to take on any patient, no matter the symptoms.

The Security of a Community Staple

SFENTA has more than 30 locations across South Florida, ensuring you’re never far from our care.

Immune Deficiency FAQs

Who is affected by immune deficiencies?

Immune deficiency is most often passed down by one or both parents, putting those with a family history of immune deficiency at higher risk. As we age, our immune systems also begin to weaken.

Can you cure an immune deficiency?

No. While an immune deficiency is not curable, there are ways to strengthen the immune system. You can also seek treatment for illnesses that are often associated with immune deficiencies, making the condition much more manageable.

I have an immune deficiency. Does this mean all of my children will as well?

No. While those who have a parent with an immune deficiency are at higher risk, it is not a guarantee that they, too, will have one.

Is there anything I can do to stop my immune system from weakening with age?

While there is no stopping the effects of age, certain foods can help strengthen the immune system. It is also essential to maintain a healthy diet and weight, as well as refrain from smoking.

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