The immune system’s job is to protect us from infections by warding off harmful microbes like bacteria and viruses.

It can also recognize and respond to unhealthy or abnormal cells, such as those that have been affected by infection or cancer.

Immunodeficiency, the term used to describe the state in which the body’s immune response is compromised or absent, can either be primary, meaning it occurs without something else triggering it, or secondary, meaning it’s the result of another condition or exposure.

If you have a compromised immune system, you may experience some of these signs and symptoms.

1) You often suffer from the common cold or if the illness persists for a long time

2) You have frequent infections like ear or sinus infection more than normal

3) You have skim or hair issues such as lesions, rashes, or nails

You can take precautionary measures to help protect yourself such practicing good hygiene, avoid touching your face or eyes, keeping your distance from others, getting enough rest, managing your stress, maintaining a healthy weight, etc.

Since a healthy and robust immune system is the foundation of good health, make sure to consult with your healthcare practitioner if you’re experiencing any symptoms.