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Dr. Robert Lowe Dr. Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology
13 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Can children take etanercept injections?

Can children take etanercept injections?

Yes, absolutely!: Etanercept(Enbrel (etanercept)) is an excellent biologic medication that helps block the chemical messenger named tumor necrosis factor alpha(TNF-alpha)that cells involved in the immune system make.By blocking TNF-alpha,the inflammation generated by the "confused" autoimmune white blood cells is blocked and can effectively put JRA/JIA active disease to sleep. I prescribe Enbrel (etanercept) in kids as young as 3 months old ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can children be given atropine injections?

Can children be given atropine injections?

Yes: The use of this drug is common in some clinical settings, like before surgery. It is safe and effective when used in the appropriate setting. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can children be given Epinephrine injections?

Can children be given Epinephrine injections?

If indicated: Epinephrine is used in children when necessary to prevent life threatening illness. ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Freedman Dr. Freedman
Pediatrics
5 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Is there an alternative to growth hormone injections for children ?

Is there an alternative to growth hormone injections for children ?

Growth: Not for growth hormone deficiency. There are many potential causes of growth failure and short stature and these can be treated differently. Human growth hormone is fda approved for gh deficiency, is safe, effective, and has been used since 1985. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Uhl Dr. Uhl
Pediatrics
23 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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At what age can children learn to give themselves insulin injections safely?

At what age can children learn to give themselves insulin injections safely?

Really depends: It depends on when first diagnosed, many of the 1-2 year olds are so used to the injections given by their parents, that they ask to give it a try. I highly recommend that parents take a very proactive and supportive role in their child requiring insulin. By making it a normal healthy routine, the child will not fear it, but recognize its importance to keep the child safe & away from the er. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Williams Dr. Williams
Pediatrics
35 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What amount do children grow each year with growth hormone injection?

What amount do children grow each year with growth hormone injection?

Growth hormone: That varies, from child to child. It can also depend on what problem caused the growth failure. Your doctor will moniter it very closely and might be able to estimate, based on how your child is responding. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can children take vaccination pills instead of injections in their arms?

Can children take vaccination pills instead of injections in their arms?

Digestion limits: Medication that is not altered by digestive juices in the stomach or intestines can be taken as a pill or liquid, be absorbed & work. If a medication/vaccine is altered by digestion or if the medication in needed quickly or at high levels a bypass method is needed. When appropriate, a patch can be used for some meds, but injection remains a dependable go to method ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How to die from lethal injection?

How to die from lethal injection?

Are you considering: a lethal injection? f you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

Dr. Que Chu Dr. Chu
General Practice
42 years in practice
University of Saigon Faculty of Medicine
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What are fanconi marks in children?

What are fanconi marks in children?

See detail answer: Either Fanconi anemia or Fanconi Syndrome which has several genetic causes during infancy. Very complex disease. Consult genetic expert ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What is the lethal injection made of?

What is the lethal injection made of?

Weird protocol: First, a barbiturate to put the person to sleep. Then succinylcholine to make the person not move. Then potassium chloride to stop the heart. The latter would be very painful if the person isn't asleep. It's easily bungled especailly with well-intentioned people making the barb (pentothal) hard to get. ...Read more

Dr. Arun Patel Dr. Patel
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
University of Mumbai, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College
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What injections are needed for Thailand?

What injections are needed for Thailand?

Check with CDC: Usually CDC and the state department have currentl recommendations for travel and other tips when you travel ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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What is methycobal 500 injection used for?

What is methycobal 500 injection used for?

B12 deficiency: Methycobal is a type of vitamin B12 and is used for treating B12 deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, and similar conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Kristen Stuppy Dr. Stuppy
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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What are the views on vaccinating children?

What are the views on vaccinating children?

Best protection!: Vaccines have been scrutinized in the lab and the media about their safety, and each time they win! vaccines have saved the lives of thousands of children over the years and have been proven to be safe. I am saddened that there even is a controversy, since it seems fabricated on "feelings" and not facts. ...Read more

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Dr. Kerry Ragain Dr. Ragain
Clinical Psychology
20 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What are the symptomsof children being terrorized?

What are the symptomsof children being terrorized?

Anxiety/ Regression: When children have been exposed to a terrifying event, clinical and non-clinical levels of symptomatology can arise. These might include flashbacks, nightmares, hypervigilance, anxiety around separation from parents, and other signs of regression such as bedwetting and mood fluctuations. These symptoms sometimes resolve by themselves, but if they persist professional help should be sought. ...Read more

Dr. Karl Spector Dr. Spector
Addiction Medicine
21 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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At are signs that someone uses drugs by injections?

At are signs that someone uses drugs by injections?

Scars or marks: Usuually you can suspect someone may be using drugs via injection(iv) methods when you see multiple puncture marks on their arms (usually at the fold of the inner elbow) hands, neck, feet/toes and even woman's breasts (yep, their breasts ). Repeated abscesses (like a large pimple) can also develop at the sites where they are injecting. ...Read more

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How should you advise someone debating the pros & cons of immunising their children?

How should you advise someone debating the pros & cons of immunising their children?

Cite fact: Preventable deaths due to whooping cough in the year 2010 are roughly 30, most of them under the age of 6 months, deaths due to the dtap during the same period = zero. If he/she believes their kids don't need shots if other kids get them, realize someone can arrive from overseas & be at your mall/supermarket spreading the disease the next day. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Wenger Dr. Wenger
Sports Medicine
19 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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What are forteo injections?

What are forteo injections?

Osteoporosis drug: Forteo is a medication which is used for men and women with osteoporosis who are or may be at risk for fragility fractures. This drug is injected and can lead to increased bone mass and strength. To determine if you would be a candidate for these injections, i would recommend initial consultation with your primary care physician. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How is clubfoot in children treated?

How is clubfoot in children treated?

I call a pedi ortho: The typical clubfoot may respond to a series of casts applied starting soon after birth to reshape the ankle & foot. The casts are removed & reapplied over days & weeks to bring the bones into better alignment.If the casts don't bring things into position surgery may be required. Often you can find this specialized service at one of the shrine hospitals. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Yonsei University College of Medicine
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Is hidradenitis passed on to children?

Is hidradenitis passed on to children?

Possible but...: Hidradenitis suppurativa affects african-americans and females more often. Etiology is poorly understood. Genetic factors, hormonal influences, obesity, and tight clothing have each been suspected to play a role. ...Read more