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I've been having non-stop infections and i just don't know

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I've been having non-stop infections and i just don't know what to do with it now
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: it started something looked like bug bites to rash, then bladder infection, skin rash, stomach flu and another bladder infection
JA: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?
Customer: since last oct
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no not really
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

how old are you?

what medicines do you take?

any other medical issues?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
48 and I've been prescribed with various antibiotics, steroid, etc.. i don't have names of them... I just got over the stomach flu with severe diarhea with has gotten better but I woke up with red small spots on my legs and I feel a bladder infection coming... I've had 2 back surgeries but the last one was over 14 years ago
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

why antibiotics and steroids?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
antibiotics for the bladder infection and steroid for my skin breakout
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
that was what doctors here gave me
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

Okay thank you

My next step would be to get antibody testing

Things like CVID (common variable immune deficiency) can do this and make you susceptible to infection

I would ask for an immune workup from your doctor

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Okay, thanks!