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Danocrine Allergy In Children
Danazol allergy: Danazol is a hormone that is used to treat conditions such as endometriosis & fibrocystic breast disease. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/danazol-drug. Htm ...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
Danazol: 1st, why r u on this? Do u have hereditary angioedema? If so, you need to sit down with ur allergist to inform them of pregnancy desire and consider alternative therapy. You also need to discuss this at length with your ob/gyn specialist before proceeding further. This is not a medication to play around with while getting pregnant. ...Read more
I have noticed some deepening and changing of my voice while I was taking danocrine (danazol). Is this a common side effect?
Yes.: Voice deepening is one of the known side effects of danocrine (danazol). If this side effect is severe or persistent, talk to your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if: you have yellowing of the white part of your eyes, sever head aches, vomiting, vision problems, upset stomach that won't go away, or other signs that are upsetting and abnormal. ...Read more
Dr. Diagnosed endometriosis. Is this decrease chances of conceive taking danazol I want to get pregnanat as soon as possible what should me n my husba?
Patience: I can totally understand your situation. You would like to conceive as early as possible. But you have started on Danazol and let it treat the endometriosis first. Now is not the right time. I hope you will be a mom soon. Just wait for few more months until your doctor thinks so. Good wishes! ...Read more
No: This drug is not used in the treatment of pcos. ...Read more
Likeliness depends: On things like how close to ovulation the sexual intercourse was. Pregnancy is definitely possible with this scenario. If you don't wish to become pregnant - would consistently use protection. If you are trying to get pregnant - that would be very unwise if taking Danazol. Danazol can cause harm to a fetus. Don't have unprotected sex on Danazol. If may impact effectiveness of oral contraceptives. ...Read more
I have been taking danazol for 3 months to treat endometriosis. I want to conceive. After stopping danazol, how long do I have to wait to get pregnant?
Can prolonged lupron (leuprolide)&danazol, 18 months of injections total for lupron (leuprolide) & 4 yrs of danazol, incr risk of leukemias? Weird symptoms, dr's ref'd to oncology
No.: Danazol can be associated with benign liver tumors. There is no malignancy associated with either drug that I am aware of, and certainly not any of the leukemias. ...Read more
Danazol can be used for fibrocystic changes (fcc) but is not used too often. Most of us recommend simple interventions like decreasing caffeine intake and reducing stress. Over the counter meds like vitamin E or evening primrose can be used as well.
You may want to seek out a breast specialist for evaluation and review of non medical options. ...Read more
What to do if I have fibrocystic breast condition and have been prescribed danazol. Is that the only cure?
Questionable: Fibrocystic disease represents the change in effect of estrogen on the breast from the young patient where fibroadenomas develop to the duct system which causes intermittent blockage from lining overgrowth which produces fibrocystic disease in the older patient. Danazol is a drug that lowers estrogen levels and increases androgen levels. This puts the body in a state that is like menopause ...Read more
Does ladogal (danazol) helps on producing platelets in blood? I have acute myelogenous leaukemia and I've been prescribed with this medicine.
My trans vaginal scan shows endometriosis for that doctor advise me danazol 200mg tds. For 3 to 6 months as I have no baby for 3yearz marriage time?
Worrisome: A 27 year old female comments that her doctor used transvaginal ultrasound to "show endometriosis". I am not aware that ultrasound can be used to make this diagnosis. Perhaps a gynecologist can confirm or refute this diagnostic phenomenon. In my opinion, the diagnosis of endometriosis should only be made if tissue pathology confirms. ...Read more
I'm married fr 2 years but no issue yet. After 3 months of danazol therapy, how soon can I get pregnant? As I want to concieve as soon as possible
Problem?: It depends on what you are being treated for. ...Read more
What happens when your pregnant and you take the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) and danazol but you had sex in last day?
A little confused: I am not sure I have the correct info. Neither of those meds would be knowingly used during pregnancy and would not be used together. Usually Danazol is used for endometriosis although it does have a few other uses and Depo-Provera can be used for same reason. If you got pregnant while on Danazol you need to speak with OB about potential problems. Getting pregnant on Depo-Provera not so much a concern. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Can I as a 46 year old, take children's Benadryl. It's all I have in the house and my allergies are terrible.
Okay to use: Okay to use children's Benadryl. Dosage will be 20 ml (4 teaspoons) per dose. ...Read more
Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?
Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more
My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?
I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?
Do not increase: A 17 month old should not have allergies to inhaled items like dust or pollen. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness and I would avoid long term use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in your child. If your child has a runny or stuffy nose that is unresponsive to zyrtec (cetirizine) then see your doctor to make sure there isn't an infection brewing. ...Read more
Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more
It depends: It really depends on the age of the child, and whether you're talking about food or environmental allergies. I generally will skin test children over age 2 for environmental allergies, while many younger kids need food testing. In terms of frequency, children with environmental allergies may benefit from repeat testing after 2 years, as their allergies can change as they get older. ...Read more
Hygiene hypothesis: The immune system has two opposing arms, one makes protective antibodies against bacteria and viruses, the other makes allergic antibody. One theory is that early antibiotic use disrupts the gut flora which tips the scale away from fighting infection and more toward making allergic antibodies. Clean environments might be at fault as well, farm kids don't get allergies as much as city kids. ...Read more
Sometimes: But not all the time. Nasal allergies are not a frequent cause of a really bad persistent cough. In a child with allergies and a really bad cough (assuming no fever) I would be concerned about a reactive airway/asthma type condition. If the child also had eczema I would be even more concerned. ...Read more
Breastfeed!: Breastfeeding is shown to be protective for children with a strong family history of allergies. If unable to breast feed, try a hypoallergenic formula such as "nutramigen" or "alimentum". Try to avoid introducing baby foods until 4-6 months of age; once you do, introduce them slowly. Interestingly, exposure to dogs & cats appears to reduce the risk of becoming allergic to those household pets! ...Read more