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Are there any daily vitamins or minerals that are recommended for a g6pd child in the u.S.?

Are there any daily vitamins or minerals that are recommended for a g6pd child in the u.S.?

G6PD DEFICIENCY: Vitamins are not the mainstay of treatment. Correction of RBC hemolysis is done by blood transfusion to save lives! ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Is tiki tiki safe for g6pd?

Is tiki tiki safe for g6pd?

Would not recommend: In trying to determine what is in "tiki-tiki", I have run across a number of g6pd forums asking a similar question and the consensus is not safe for g6pd. I do not know why you want to take tiki-tiki (or give tiki-tiki to your child), but i would say the risk/benefit ratio favors staying away from it if you have g6pd. A hemolytic crisis is not worth it. Find something else instead of tiki-tiki. ...Read more

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Food to be avoided on g6pd?

Food to be avoided on g6pd?

Partial List: G6pd deficiency requires care. Eating certain foods with this condition causes red cell rupture and serious illness with potential crisis. Avoid: 1) legumes fava beans, lima beans, kidney beans, soybeans, alfalfa sprouts, peanuts, licorice or carob. 2) high vitamin c additives. 3) soy, tofu, bean curds, etc 4) menthol, mints 5) sulphites/sulfites 6) vitamin k. 7) tonic water. ...Read more

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I have g6pd what should I do?

There are: Medications which you would be more sensitive to. An example would be dapsone. Make sure a prescribing doc has this information. ...Read more

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Hallo is cefuroximă safe for g6pd?

Yes: anybody with G6PD should memorize a list of substances which can cause their blood cells to burst. Like fava beans or naphthalene moth balls. ...Read more

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What is hereditary g6pd ? What must be the symtoms that u have g6pd?

What is hereditary g6pd ? What must be the symtoms that u have g6pd?

G6PD is....: An hereditary enzyme deficiency. Inheritance is x-linked, so usually not significant in girls. Cells need g6pd to create reducing equivalents to deal with oxidant stress. Patients are sensitive to oxidant stress and must avoid ingestion of foods and meds that are oxidants. The most common manifestation of g6pd deficiency is hemolytic anemia following oxidant exposure. More info at www.G6pd.Org. ...Read more

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Food for g6pd babies?

Food for g6pd babies?

Breast or Formula: Breast milk is best, but commercial formulas are fine for babies with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Sulfa drugs, acetaminophen, and anti-malarial medications should be avoided, and as the child ages, fava beans must not be eaten and other legumes should be introduced with caution. Vitamin c, 60-100 mg/day, can help preserve glutathione in this condition. ...Read more

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Is tikitiki good for g6pd deficient?

Is tikitiki good for g6pd deficient?

Would not recommend: In trying to determine what is in "tiki-tiki", I have run across a number of g6pd forums asking a similar question and the consensus is not safe for g6pd. I do not know why you want to take tiki-tiki (or give tiki-tiki to your child), but i would say the risk/benefit ratio favors staying away from it if you have g6pd. A hemolytic crisis is not worth it. Find something else instead of tiki-tiki. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid if I'm g6pd deficient?

Here's a list: This website provides an extensive list of foods to avoid if you have G6PD deficiency. It's important to note that not all G6PD deficiency is the same; some individuals have problems with some drugs but not with foods. http://g6pddeficiency.org/wp/living-with-g6pd-deficiency/g6pd-deficiency-foods-to-avoid-list/ ...Read more

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Is pediasure milk good for g6pd?

Pediasure: It is milk high in calories. It is used in children to get them extra calories (for failure to thrive, weight loss after sickness) ...Read more

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Is lupine harmful for g6pd deficient person?

There is data....: To suggest that extracts from lupin may lower the hepatic synthesis of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (aka g6pd), which theoretically might exacerbate the deficiency state in folks with a constitutional deficiency. Patients must still avoid ingestion of oxidant stressor foods and medications. More common side effects from lupin bean ingestion are anticholinergic (dry mouth/eyes, fatigue, etc. ). ...Read more

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Does paracetamol absolutly contraindicated in g6pd ?

Yes: For a list of drugs to avoid, visit the site listed below: http://www.cych.org.tw/pharm/MIMS%20Summary%20Table-G6PD.pdf For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What is good toothpaste for 2 1/2 yrs.old with g6pd problem?

What is good toothpaste for 2 1/2 yrs.old with g6pd problem?

Look for: Look for toothpastes specifically formulated for children. Read the ingredients, avoid any with menthol. Tom's may be a good choice. Test with a tiny amount. Never use more than a pea-sized portion. Because of Med Hx your child should be seeing a Pediatric Dental Specialist, a Pedodontist. ...Read more

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What can I avoid of food I am suffering from deficiecy of enzyme g6pd?

What can I avoid of food I am suffering from deficiecy of enzyme g6pd?

G6PD deficiency&diet: The are lists of foods and medicines to avoid on the internet, especially from sites like g6pd deficiency.Org. The most important foods to avoid are fava beans and other legumes, sulfites, menthol, artifical blue food coloring, artificial ascorbic acid, and tonic water. All your doctors need to be provided with a list of the medications to avoid. ...Read more

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Is it correct that menthol(foods, ointment) is prohibited for g6pd deficient?

Correct....: Menthol or menthol-containing foods (such as breath mints or candy) may precipitate hemolysis in individuals with g6pd deficiency. ...Read more

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Who should be screened for g6pd defciency (favism) and which exams are indicated?

Who should be screened for g6pd defciency (favism) and which exams are indicated?

DNA testing: Screening should be done if members of your family are known to have the deficiency as it is genetically transmitted. African, asian, mediterranean, or middle-eastern individuals are at greatest risk. It is commonly diagnosed at birth or in the first few months of life. Dna testing is now available, but liver biopsy remains the standard in diagnosing. ...Read more

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