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If a person is g6pd but has never had symptoms, how and when would she know she is getting g6pd symptoms (when to go to the doctor)?

If a person is g6pd but has never had symptoms, how and when would she know she is getting g6pd symptoms (when to go to the doctor)?

Yellow skin: Yellow skin and eyes (jaundice), dark urine, feeling tired, shortness of breath. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (g6pd) deficiency is caused by a mutation on the x chromosome, so men (who have only one x) are more likely than women (who have two x chromosomes) to have symptoms, which may be triggered by an infection or by a medicine. Be sure to tell every one of your doctors that you have g6pd. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms if a g6pd deficiency accidentally eat or touch those prohibited to him? And how to cure it?

What are the symptoms if a g6pd  deficiency accidentally eat or touch those prohibited to him? And how to cure it?

Hemolysis: Severe hemolysis, or destruction of red blood cells, can happen. Symptoms include fever, tea-colored urine, jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin), severe fatigue. This can be fatal. Fava beans are the prototypical food that can lead to this. http://g6pddeficiency.org. ...Read more

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I'm having nausea, could it be g6pd deficiency and what are the other symptoms?

I'm having nausea, could it be g6pd deficiency and what are the other symptoms?

Hmmmm....: Nausea can be seen in patients with g6pd, just like anyone else but., this is not the first thing that i think of in a g6pd patient with nausea. If you are worried that you may have had an exposure that is precipitating a hemolytic crisis, you should see your dr. ...Read more

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G6pd and herpes.....I may have been exposed to herpes virus...I did lab today...what can I expect. I haven't had symptoms nor out break....

G6pd and herpes.....I may have been exposed to herpes virus...I did lab today...what can I expect. I haven't had symptoms nor out break....

Watchful waiting: Prophylactic medical treatment of HSV with antiviral agents from an accidental exposure is generally not recommended. Not sure what testing you have had, but culture or PCR are more sensitive than antibody testing, in symptomatic cases. ...Read more

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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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Is eucalyptus safe for g6pd baby?

Is eucalyptus safe for g6pd baby?

Is NOT Safe: G6PD Deficiency; a genetic disorder; a key enzyme is lacking causing red blood cell destruction, anemia, jaundice, & more. Symptoms are triggered by: foods (fava beans, ascorbic acid, soy), drugs (Sulfa), other (infections, moth balls, henna), Eucalyptus oil is not safe for any child regardless of having G6PD Def. Safety of the feeding the leaves to children is also unknown & should be avoided. ...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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My son has g6pd, can he eats tapioca?

My son has g6pd, can he eats tapioca?

Tapioca is ok: Haven't heard of any problems with eating tapioca, which is a starch made from the root of cassava, used for tapioca pearls, puddings, and as a thickening agent in foods. ...Read more

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