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Cytarabine Allergy Signs
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
Cytarabine: Cytarabine is in a class of medications called antimetabolites. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in your body.It is used in combination with other chemotherapy to treat acute leukemia. See more here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682222.Html. ...Read more
Ara-C & daunorubicin: Combination of ara-c and Daunorubicin is used to treat acute leukemia. They may cause nasuea, vomiting, hair loss, weakness, supression to bone marrow, infection, diarrhea, headache, etc a detail discussion with your oncologist has to be done prior to administration of these drugs. See more here:http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682222.Html;. ...Read more
Cytarabine: Cytarabine is in a class of medications called antimetabolites. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in your body. It is used in combination with other cheotherapy to treat aute leukemia.Discuss further with you roncologist and see more here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682222.Html. ...Read more
Many cancers: Cytarabine (also known as ara-c) is a very important and widely used chemotherapy agent. It is used in leukemia treatment, as well as for solid tumors. It works by inhibiting dna synthesis in such a way that cancer cells are unable to repair the damage cause by the drug, but normal cells can recover. ...Read more
Anti-Leukemic Drugs: Anthracyclines like Daunorubicin or Idarubicin are frequently used with ara-c as part of initial (induction) therapy for acute myeloid leukemia. Mitoxantrone (less cardiotoxic) can be substituted for these drugs in elderly patients. Etoposide has also been added as a third agent in more refractory or relapsed cases. Vincristine, prednisone, l-asparaginase are used more in acute lymphoid leukemias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best first-line treatment for mantle cell lymphoma now: high doses of ara-c+rituximab and autologous sc transplant, or rituximab+bendamustine?
There is no: Definitive answer to your question. Studies have compared the strategies you mention. The high dose ara-c arm was closed because it was difficult to mobilize stem cells for transplant after these regimens. Bendamustine-r is a good program, and many centers would consolidate a good response with an autograft. ...Read more
Milk allergy/intoler: Gas is more likely due to milk or lactose intolerance. A large glass of milk, buttermilk or even yogurt can cause gas or bloating and gurgling in the abdomen. Cheese, except aged cheese, can also cause intolerance. Allergic reactions can come faster and may include hives, nasal and chest symptoms soon after ingesting milk products. There is lot of confusion about this subject. ...Read more
Very rare: Allergic reactions to Ativan (lorazepam) and other benzodiazapines are quite rare. Hives or other skin eruptions sometimes occur, but seldom and may related to fillers in the tablet/capsule rather than to the medication itself. Side effects, especially at higher doses are more common and included drowsiness, slowed thinking, slurred speech--think effects of alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Croup is a most often a viral illness that more severely affects younger children due to the size of their airways. It causes swelling below the vocal cords which then manifests itself physically with the signs of the croupy cough and occasionally inspiratory stridor (loud coarse breathing in). The larger the airway, the less chance of problems and there is no association with asthma/allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 11 month old was just stung by a hornet. There are no signs of allergy but he's really fussy now. ?
Of course!: I get fussy when i get stung by those things too. Clean the area with rubbing alcohol. Some say that applying meat tenderizer will neutralize the venom, but there's no real data, and it's probably too late for that anyway. He'll be fine - but if he shows any signs of allergy (like trouble breathing) call your doc or 911j. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just tried alimentum with 7 week old. What signs to look for in the next day or two to test for allergy?
Confusing question: The alumentum consists of elemental proteins in a blended mix, a process that mimics digestion.The babies system cannot react to these like they would bovine or soy protein that are in their original state. You would expect the kid to settle down digestion in the 3-4 days it takes for the previous formula to exit the system. The powder form has some corn solids a kid can still have problems with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer