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What is the definition or description of: Danazol allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Danazol allergy?

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

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Can you get pregnant while taking danazol? If so, does it have any ill effects on the fetus?

Can you get pregnant while taking danazol? If so, does it have any ill effects on the fetus?

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

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I have noticed some deepening and changing of my voice while I was taking danocrine (danazol). Is this a common side effect?

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

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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?

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

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How long do you use danazol?

3-9 mo.: For endometriosis 3 to 9 months. For other indications it is more individualized. ...Read more

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I'm taking danazol and had unprotected sex. How likely is it that I'm pregnant?

I'm taking danazol and had unprotected sex. How likely is it that I'm pregnant?

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

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How effective is danazol?

How effective is danazol?

Depends: It depends on what you are using it for. Its action inhibits fh and lsh and it is used to treat fibrocystic breast disease, endometriosism, angioedema. If you are taking it for one of those reasons you should be able to determine how effective it is. ...Read more

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Is danazol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is danazol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Danocrine (danazol) is a potent male-hormone like drug. There is no place for treatment with Danocrine (danazol) in a pregnant or breast-feeding woman! ...Read more

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I have fibrocystic breast condition and have been prescribed danazol. Is that the cure?

I have fibrocystic breast condition and have been prescribed danazol. Is that the cure?

Non medical: 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

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What to do if I have fibrocystic breast condition and have been prescribed danazol. Is that the only cure?

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

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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

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Have endometriosis in right ovary. No periods yet after completing 3 months danazol treatment finished on 2nd april...is it OK to try for baby now?

Ask your MD: Ask this question of the MD who gave you Danazol Rx as he/she will best know the answer based upon your history of Endometriosis and a previous examination. ...Read more

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My doc suggested me danocrine (danazol) (100mg) twice a day for pcos. Is it suitable for the treatment of poly cystic ovary syndrome?

No: Danocrine (danazol) is a Progesterone like hormone with significant male hormone like effects. It may worsen rather than improve your pcos symptoms. It can never be taken when you are trying to get pregnant. It is used mostly for endometriosis, but less commonly these days. ...Read more

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What happens when your pregnant and you take the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) and danazol but you had sex in last day?

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

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

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

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

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

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

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

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

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

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

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

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

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

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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?

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?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

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

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How are children tested for allergies these days?

How are children tested for allergies these days?

Allergy testing: Usually encompasses skin and/or serum (blood) test which are consistent with the child's clinical history. ...Read more

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How often should children be tested for allergies?

How often should children be tested for allergies?

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

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Why is it that so many children have allergies nowadays?

Why is it that so many children have allergies nowadays?

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

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How do you confirm children's allergies from? Different foods?

How do you confirm children's allergies from? Different foods?

Skin testing: The easiest way to determine whether or not a child is allergic to certain foods is skin testing. Blood testing might also be considered. The gold standard (best) test for food allergy is an oral food challenge (should be done under supervision of a qualified allergist). ...Read more

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Does a cough come with allergies in children?

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

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How can I prevent my children from getting allergies?

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

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