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Child Chew Multivit With Iron Medication
Headache midday until midnight. Started taking Probio in the morning, Prostate Formula and MultiVit + Iron at night. Which of the 3 causes the headache?
Time to experiment: You post this question with the expectation that doctors have a magical ability to know the answer. Why do you need these supps? Likely just a waste of money, esp: Why the prostate formula? It's worthless & you're only 25. STOP taking all 3 then restart 1 at a time & see if 1 causes headache. You don't need a doctor or scientist to tell you that; your mother can tell you that. It's common sense. ...Read more
Now both my derm and my GP say that a good multivit and iron will bring hair back, but I still see no signs of regrowth. Vit are ok now, ferritin 30?
Protein: I have a different approach to hair. Hair is made of proteins. Not vitamins. Making sure you are getting at a minimum 100 grams of proteins per day is vital. ...Read more
Needs other sources: Pediasure only contains a small amount or iron. The child must need iron from other sources in the diet. Pediasure only contains 15% of the days requirement for iron. Iron suppements can be used or foods containing more iron should be introduced in to the diet. Meats, fish and green leafy vegetables are good sources of iron. ...Read more
What is the recommended amount of iron in a 40 lb child that we believe is iron deficient per day?
Iron deficient: 15 mg of elemental iron/kg daily until better. 40 lbs is about 18 kg. All the best. ...Read more
Hematomogically, is a 16yr old 93lb female considered a child or adult when looking at iron levels?
Iron levels: You iron levels are considered as an adult. ...Read more
I would like to know what the high iron can do yo me though. It id not heridtary, I always had low iron before. I am not on any medications?
Recheck labs: It is very difficult for a person to have high iron if he does not take iron-containing supplements and doesn't have a hereditary or genetic disorder where his body holds onto iron inside the liver. People with that disorder get liver damage. One can recheck the tests, which is not just the iron level, but also ferritin, transferrin, and transferrin saturation. A doctor can discuss the results. ...Read more
Talk with Doc: These are common issues that most primary care providers deal with on a regular basis. A diet change and or iron supplement are usually the first step for the iron deficiency, the pcp can usually arrange for you to see a pediatric endocrinologist after some confirmatory testing on the thyroid issue. ...Read more
Recommended iron level for a woman in child-bearing age? Does it have to be higher for vegetarians or other groups of people?
Are iron infusions safe and more effective than the medication, and do you stop taking the iron pills once you get iron infusions.
Anaphylactic Risk: Severe allergic- type rxns (including fatal) associated with infusions (intravenous) Iron Dextran administration can occur. Therefore should only be given when oral iron is not effective or possible. Test does should be given and then rest given when lab-confirmed iron deficiency confirmed. Need to continue oral iron until iron stores are repleted--about 3 months. Very effective when used. ...Read more
I was prescribed Levofloxacin and cant have iron within two hours. Are there any low iron foods I can eat before taking my medication?
Levofloxacin: It is important to take oral levofloxacin at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after any antacid or mineral supplement containing iron, calcium, zinc, or magnesium since these bind levofloxacin and prevent its absorption into the body. Dietary intake of foods should not significantly alter the uptake of this medication. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Several: Although iron deficiency is the most common, there are several other causes. Chronic blood loss is one, lead poisoning another, conditions that impair red cell production (genetic or malignancy). Docs often just do a trial at adding iron to see if the kid responds before putting the kid trough extensive tests. ...Read more
If you had a child under 66 lbs go into anaphylactic shock and you only had an adult epi pen would you use iron the child?
Anaphylactic shock can be fatal and the most effective treatment is injectable epinephrine so I would give it as the risk of too much epinephrine is less than the risk of the child dying from anaphylaxis.
However, if you think a child is at risk of anaphylaxis it would be wise to get an EpiPen Jr. ...Read more
Iron drops: That would be fine. You did not mention your child's age but If still difficult to give it then you may try chew-able iron pills (ask your pharmacist for an equivalent dose) ...Read more
Which low iron fruits are good for a e beta thalassemia child? Which are low iron fruits? Pls advice..
Complicated diet: Avoid prunes and prune juice, spinach, watermelon, leafy green vegetables, fav beans, dates, raisins, peas and broccoli. Also avoid meats, peanut butter, tofu, infant cereals and other cereals fortified with iron, flour tortillas, anything cooked in a cast iron skillet. Avoid citrus with meals as it increases iron absorption. Your child will need to have limited iron intake as well as vitamin and essential mineral supplements under the direction of a nutritionist with experience in thalassemia. It is essential that diet be guided with nutrition consultation. Tea with meals suppresses absorption of iron. ...Read more
I have Hemoglobin (low iron) is there anything I can do? Or any medications, vitamins I could take to fix this?
Ok then: We all have hemoglobin. Some have low hemoglobin (anemia), of which one of the types of anemia is due to low iron. Discuss with your doctor as this is many times due to blood loss, and it's sometimes necessary to treat what's causing the iron deficiency, and not just replacing iron. But in meantime you can probably start some simple Iron supplements. The pharmacist can point them out to you. ...Read more
A person who can't take iron medication and has sickle cell what would be good for them to gain back iron in the body?
Dietary iron: Usually the iron in dark greens and/or red meat (in moderation) will be tolerated, and is better for absorption than large dose supplement of it. ...Read more
Can taking iron medication effect your stomach months after stopping the medication if you took it longer than you were supposed to?
It is not very: Likely that previous iron medications would be responsible for GI upset now. ...Read more
Hello - what are normal iron levels in a child. My daughter is 7 and recent Dr. Visit has shown very high iron level. We are meeting a hematologist.
Iron levels.: 7–140 ng/mL or 7–140 mcg/L. These ranges vary from lab to lab, and your lab may have a different range for what's normal. Your lab report should contain the range your lab uses. ...Read more
Healthy diet: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read more
Iron can do that:
Iron can be very hard on the digestive system. Look into easier forms to digest. I know gaia herbs has one.
http://www. Gaiaherbs. Com/products/detail/755/plantforce-liquid-iron. ...Read more
My child has had low iron levels for more than 1 year and a pale face. Does this mean she to eat more meat?
Not necessarily.: Green leafy vegetables also have a fair amount of iron. ...Read more
Period is 8 days early, usually very regular, not sexually active. No medication except iron which I have been taking for 3ish months?
Is it ok to give a 3 year old child pediavit select (vitamins and iron) 1 ml each day for almost 2 years now. How safe is it to continue using it?
If I'm anemic can I still donate blood if I don't take iron pills and if I'm on kidney medication?
No: Only in a special situation where an anemic person's blood is urgently needed would anyone want to take an anemic person's blood donation... because it would make the donor even more anemic. Perhaps if an anemic person were the only matching donor remaining in town, and a tranfusion was emergently needed... but that situation should not happen anywhere in modern America. ...Read more