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Calcitonin Salmon Allergy In Children
Is Calcitonin Salmon nasal spray (200 IU daily for 3-months) is a safe medication for osteoporosis treatment of 57+ yr female? Any risk?
Nasal calcitonin: Yes it is safe with the exception that longer use may lead to irritation of nasal mucosa ...Read more
Allergy to foods is an IgE mediated reaction. Eating salmon will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and ...Read more
Fairly safe: Miacalcin is a medication that we have used for osteoporosis for years. It does ten TB fairly well tolerated but can cause nasal irritation and headaches. It appears though that Miacalcin maybe less effective then other agents used to treat bone loss. With that said I do use it my patients. ...Read more
Very but it depends!: Miacalcin is fda-approved brand of nasal calcitonin used to treat osteoporosis (http://www. Pharma. Us.Novartis. Com/product/pi/pdf/miacalcin_nasal. Pdf). However, all medications, prescription & otc, as well as dietary supplements & herbs, have side effects. So only take medications, etc if potential benefit outweighs risk of side effects. Question of safety for you needs to be addressed by ur doc. ...Read more
Not the nasal spray.: Algodystrophy is sometimes treated with calcitonin (the drug in miacalcin). Research has shown that the nasal form does not work. It must be used as a daily injection. There are also other treatments for this condition. Unfortunately none of them work for everyone. I would recommend you work with a doctor familiar with this condition. Good luck. ...Read more
Nothing significant: You (or whoever is on this regimen) should be perfectly fine. ...Read more
Generally not: Allergies to both fish and shellfish are most often very specific; you can be allergic to one species and not to any others. If the allergy is mild (e.g., a little itching in the mouth when you eat it), you can safely (but cautiously) try other fish. But if you had a serious or life-threatening reaction to one kind of fish or shellfish, it is best to get tested by an allergist before trying others. ...Read more
Food Allergy: Allergy to foods is an IgE mediated reaction. Eating salmon will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy. ...Read more
I want to see if I have a childhood allergy to salmon still. I had golf ball sized welts. Not sure how to test to see if I am still allergic. Ideas?
IgE testing: You can ask your doctor to order an IgE blood test for salmon. This may give you some information on how your immune system may react to salmon. I would recommend you also meet with an allergist. ...Read more
It is possible: Food allergies can have symptoms of abdominal pain but also frequently have itching, hives and diarrhea. Shrimp is a crustacean while salmon is a finned fish with no cross reactivity between the two. A board certified allergist can perform testing with challenge to confirm or rule out an allergy to both of these. ...Read more
How serious can nut and salmon allergies be? If I have these foods and then brush my teeth, is it possible for me to kiss a guy with these allergies?
Food allergies: Some people are extremely sensitive and even being in the same room with these foods can trigger allergic reactions. Talk to, the guy and ask how sensitive he is. But for the most part it would be safe to refrain from eating these food when you are with him. ...Read more
Thyroid/parathyroid: The thyroid glands themselves produce the thyroid hormone (t4). There are two small glands just at the tip of each wing or ala actually separate glands but look like part of the thyroids called parathyroid and they produce the parathyroid hormones. Look at your anatomy book and you'll see them. ...Read more
Is there a way to test calcitonin levels, or for hypoparathyroidism? Also, is there some kind of parathyroidism replacement therapy?
Tests for: Calcitonin and parathyroid hormone are readily available. The most common test would be measurement of your calcium, and (if necessary) ionized calcium. Vitamin D should also be evaluated. There are treatments for hypopara, but why do you think you have it? Calcitonin is not a part of hypopara. Check w/your doctor, ...Read more
What is the cause for calcitonin level decreasing from 100pq/ml to 84pq/ml? No pharmaceutical or homeopath drugs taken.
Should not be high: A normal calcitonin level is under 10 pg/ml. Higher levels need investigation. Have you had an ultrasound of your thyroid? ...Read more
Adjacent: Parafollicular cells manufacture calcitonin. They are adjacent to follicular cells and not actually part of the thyroid gland. Parathyroid glands are also located on the thyroid gland but aren't part of the thyroid. Parathyroid hormone and calcitonin help regulate calcium balance in the body. ...Read more
I broke my radius which did not form a soft callus after 8 weeks. I had a bone grafy three weeks ago. Could I benefit from calcitonin injections?
Unless you have calcium deficiency, giving calcium will not help. Even if you were deficient, oral calcium would be just as effective as that given by injection.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Elevation.: Thyroglobulin autoantibodies can be present in benign/malignant thyroid disease. If you have a diagnosis of papillary or follicular cancer, their presence can interfere with thyroglobulin as a tumor marker. If autoantibodies rise, that can be a surrogate marker for cancer recurrence. As for calcitonin, it's elevation is clinically significant in cases of primary or recurrent medullary cancer. ...Read more
I would like to know what can increase bone size, not density at 19years:weighttraining, good nutrition, hgh, igf-1, teriparatide, calcitonin, or weightgain?
Genetics: One cannot change their genetics or their body through any means. ...Read more
Ca and calcitonin: Calcitonin is made in the thyroid and works opposite to PTH. It lowers blood Ca by inhibiting gut absorption, inhibiting release from bones. But calcitonin is a weak hormone in humans; we don't replace it after a thyroidectomy and calcium problem do not develop. It can be used as a drug (in high doses) to lower blood Ca, for a short time. It is a marker for medullary thyroid cancer. ...Read more
For starters please go online and look for an article or two - not a difficult one to understand - that discusses Calcitonin at a level you will understand.
Any questions - give me a call. ...Read more
Nothing: There is nothing which specifically increases the effectiveness of calcitonin. A second osteopororsis drug would add to the effect but not increases th effect of calcitonin. ...Read more
Nothing: In humans, an elevated calcitonin has no physiological effect (just as loss of calcitonin in thyroidectomy has no physiologic effect). See a doctor to make sure you don't have a thyroid nodule. High calcitonin can be a marker for a rare thyroid cancer. If you have a thyroid nodule, it needs to be evaluated by an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more