Reply To: Cold/Virus before IVIG
OK, got it lol:
IVIg is a blood product. It is made up of immunoglobulins, which are also called antibodies. Antibodies help protect the body from germs, such as cold viruses. Antibodies are made by the immune system. The immune system is the part of the body that helps fight infection.
IVIg contains antibodies from a large group of people. Think of it like a mother passing on her antibodies to her newborn. Newborns otherwise have no protection until their immune systems develop. Their mother’s antibodys help protect them for many months, especially if breast feeding.
The bottom line is that he will be better off getting the IVIg and it may actually help him recover faster from the cold.