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Foods that are not good for G6PD

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
G6PD: Check out the site www.g6pd.org. It will give you a good overview of what to avoid. Not every baby reacts the same way. That site recommends avoiding ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darius Adams
Specializes in Clinical Genetics
Fava beans: Broad beans like fava beans should be avoided.
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 45 years experience
Partial List: G6pd deficiency requires care. Eating certain foods with this condition causes red cell rupture and serious illness with potential crisis. Avoid: 1) ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 27 years experience
G6PD deficiency: Fava beans and similar legumes (Soy, Mediterranean, Mexican, black, red, Kidney beans,....) SULFITES MENTHOL Artificial blue food coloring Vitamin C... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
G6PD DEF.: Hemolysis can occur after intake of drugs and fava beans.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Normal diet: Ten percent or more of men in some demographics have some g6pd deficiency. Seldom causes much trouble. Depending on the severity of the allele, your p... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
Here's a list: This website provides an extensive list of foods to avoid if you have G6PD deficiency. It's important to note that not all G6PD deficiency is the same... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Would not recommend: In trying to determine what is in "tiki-tiki", I have run across a number of g6pd forums asking a similar question and the consensus is not safe for g... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 45 years experience
Partial List: G6pd deficiency requires care. Eating certain foods with this condition causes red cell rupture and serious illness with potential crisis. 1) no legu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
CONGENITAL ANEMIA: G6pd deficiency, avoid sulfa antibiotic, antimalarial drugs, salicylates, nitrofurantin, nalidixic acid, vitamin k, phenacetin and avoid fava beans.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
G6pd and toothpaste: In general a 2.5 yr old does not need to use any tooth paste. It is the mechanical friction of the bristles on the teeth which cleans the teeth. Eve... Read More

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