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Doctor insights on: Bleomycin Allergy In Children

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What about using a small amount of bleomycin?

What about using a small amount of bleomycin?

What for?: Bleomycin is a toxic drug. Do not use it unless prescribed by a doctor.
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Bleomycin injections ok for kids plantar warts?

Bleomycin injections ok for kids plantar warts?

Probably not: There is currently no literature on dosing instructions for use on children. ...Read more

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I got fever after the last shot of bleomycin for chemotherapy. Is it normal?

I got fever after the last shot of bleomycin for chemotherapy. Is it normal?

Yes: It is common for patients to develop fevers and flu like symptoms from bleomycin. ...Read more

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A injection of bleomycin in a plantar wart ok?

A injection of bleomycin in a plantar wart ok?

Yes: Under the care of a foot specialist, bleomycin has been used to treat difficult plantar warts. But if misused, bleomycin can have severe side effects. Make sure you see a foot specialist before proceeding with this type of treatment. ...Read more

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How long does bleomycin stay in your system?

How long does bleomycin stay in your system?

Bleomycin: It takes 10 hours for bleomycin to be metabolized by your body. After10 hours the drug is no longer in your body if your body is functioning normal. ...Read more

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How long does a bleomycin injection stay in you?

Bleomycin: It takes 10 hours for bleomycin to be metabolized by your body. After10 hours the drug is no longer in your body if your body is functioning normal. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from bleomycin?

What are the side effects from bleomycin?

Bleomycin: May cause- nausea, vomiting, rash, decrease apetite, hair loss, supression to bone marrow - anemia, decreased white blood cell, platelet;numbness, headache, lung problems-infection, etc. Please read more here.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682125.html. ...Read more

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How effective is bleomycin for treating lymphoma?

How effective is bleomycin for treating lymphoma?

Hodgkin only: Bleomycin is an older chemotherapy drug that is not used in the treatment of most subtypes of lymphoma. The only modern regimens that still use this agent are ABVD and BEACOPP for Hodgkin lymphoma. ...Read more

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How effective are Bleomycin injections for treating leukemia?

How effective are Bleomycin injections for treating leukemia?

No good!: Bleomycin is not a good diagnosis for treating Leukemia. It is often used for treating Lymph gland cancer(Hodgkin Disease). So you need to confirm your exact diagnosis before you get concerned with this response. ...Read more

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Infection or bleomycin fever, how can I tell?

Infection or bleomycin fever, how can I tell?

Bleomycin fever is s: Bleomycin fever is short lived, lasting 12-24 hour after drug injection and then it does not come back. Patient will have a normal WBC count, infection will make the WBC count to go up high and fever will continue beyond 24 hours. So it is not hard to tell the difference between these 2 possibilities. ...Read more

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Can bleomycin be used for plantar wart removal?

Can bleomycin be used for plantar wart removal?

Yes: Bleomycin is a anti-cancer drug. Very small amounts of the drug can also be used in the treatment of plantar warts. After debriding the area, bleomycin is injected directly into the wart. Sometimes the area will first be numbed by an anesthetic, since this procedure can be painful. Several injections are typically required until the wart is removed. ...Read more

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I had an injection of bleomycin in a plantars wart now learn its chemo?

I had an injection of bleomycin in a plantars wart now learn its chemo?

Bleomycin: Bleomycin is injected directly into the wart. Because it is not absorbed into the body, it does not cause loss of hair, lung problems, or other unwanted effects described above. However, it may cause burning or pain at the place of injection. Skin rash or itching, nail loss, and pain or coldness in the finger where bleomycin was injected have also been reported. ...Read more

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Can bleomycin injections be used for plantar warts when pregnant?

Can bleomycin injections be used for plantar warts when pregnant?

No: Since this an injectable that could spread thru the body i personally woul not use this. ...Read more

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Effects from the bleomycin?

Effects from the bleomycin?

Lung function...: An important side effect to be aware of with bleomycin is its effects on lung function. Most oncologists will perform pulmonary function tests (pfts) before administration of bleomycin in order to obtain a baseline. During therapy the pfts will be repeated to monitor for a decrease in lung function. If this occurs, sometimes the dosing of bleomycin will be changed or it will be stopped altogether. ...Read more

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What are effects from the bleomycin?

What are effects from the bleomycin?

Lung function...: An important side effect to be aware of with bleomycin is its effects on lung function. Most oncologists will perform pulmonary function tests (pfts) before administration of bleomycin in order to obtain a baseline. During therapy the pfts will be repeated to monitor for a decrease in lung function. If this occurs, sometimes the dosing of bleomycin will be changed or it will be stopped altogether. ...Read more

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How can therapeutic drugs such as (bleomycin) cause adult respiratory distress syndrome ?

How can therapeutic drugs such as (bleomycin) cause adult respiratory distress syndrome ?

Lung damage: Many drugs can cause scaring of the lungs. If the lungs are too severely damaged, it may lead to ards. ...Read more

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Can you have surgery in the future that requires you be on the ventilator if you've had bleomycin toxicity? Could being on the vent cause lung problem

Can you have surgery in the future that requires you be on the ventilator if you've had bleomycin toxicity? Could being on the vent cause lung problem

YES: Toxicity/Allergy information must be communicated to the health care professional who administers the anesthesia....and NO being on a ventilator does NOT cause lung problems!

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I had cancer and I received treatment with chemotherapy, what are the possibilities of having kids. Bleomycin, Vinblastine, Doxorubicin, dacarbazine?

I had cancer and I received treatment with chemotherapy, what are the possibilities of having kids.  Bleomycin, Vinblastine, Doxorubicin, dacarbazine?

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for?Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for?Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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