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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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What food should I avoid if I am g6pd?

What food should I avoid if I am g6pd?

G6PD deficiency: Fava beans and similar legumes (Soy, Mediterranean, Mexican, black, red, Kidney beans, ....) SULFITES MENTHOL Artificial blue food coloring Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) in large doses Vitamin K Quinine (Tonic water) www. G6PDdeficiency. Org is a very useful web site ...Read more

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I want list of safe drugs for g6pd pat?

G6PD meds: See this link for a list of g6pd meds that are low-risk: http://www. G6pd. Org/en/g6pddeficiency/safeunsafe/lowrisk. Aspx and here is a list of high-risk drugs: http://www. G6pd. Org/en/g6pddeficiency/safeunsafe/daevitare_iss-it. ...Read more

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If a child have G6PD, is this for lifetime?

If a child have G6PD, is this for lifetime?

Yes: It's a forever condition but symptoms are usually quite mild. Most patients don't even know they have it. It's found when being worked up for something else. The triggers for disease complications are usually easily avoided. ...Read more

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Does the g6pd level change at all during the lifetime?

Does the g6pd level change at all during the lifetime?

Not really: African-americans with g6pd deficiency often have normal amounts in young blood cells, but it disappears faster than usual. If they have a "hemolytic episode" and destroy many of their cells at once, the level can appear normal because there are a lot of very young blood cells with normal amounts of g6pd. Within 6-8 weeks the level will be below normal again. ...Read more

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Supposing the baby is positive with g6pd, would that baby die?

Not necessarily: This is a genetic enzyme deficiency most often seen in males and rarely symptomatic unless exposed to certain medications or foods. It is quite prevalent around the world and most live their lives never knowing they had it. Exposures can trigger anemia, which can bring a patient to diagnosis. Life is normal if they avoid trigger foods/meds. ...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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Please help! What is the disease resulting from the unability to produce the enzume g6pd?

G6PD deficiency: Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (g6pd) deficiency is a hereditary condition in which red blood cells break down when the body is exposed to certain drugs or the stress of infection. For more info: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000528.Htm. ...Read more

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Hi, if two people both with g6pd condition have children, what are the health implications for the children?

Hi, if two people both with g6pd condition have children, what are the health implications for the children?

Google G6PD genetics: This requires a rather long answer. The best place to get it is on the home page of g6pd genetics on line. ...Read more

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