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Genotropin Allergy In Children
Humatrope allergy: Humatrope (human growth hormone) is a medication that has been used to treat growth failure due to lack of natural growth hormone, & with chronic kidney failure, Noonan syndrome & Turner syndrome. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...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
Children or adults?: Clearly the stigma of "shortness" is ever present. But in children, approval is given when there is a deficiency of growth hormone measured by a provocative test. Adults with growth hormone deficit, secondary to head trauma or pituitary surgery are candidates as well, but the amount given is much less, since their bone growth plates are closed. Diabetic problems are not seen in european registries. ...Read more
None: As far as I know, excpet if the eye also gets bigger, it will become more near-sighted. ...Read more
Endocrinologist : Endocrinologists care for adult patients with gh deficiency. A prescription for hgh, based on careful evaluation of a gh deficient patient, is usually submitted to a specialty pharmacy (at least in western pa this is how it's done). In western pa none of the hgh preparations are available through regular pharmacies. ...Read more
Growth hormone: Genotropin (human growth hormone) is growth hormone and is indicated in children with growth hormone deficiency to help them grow. It has much less of a role in adults, but can sometimes be helpful in adults who have had pituitary disease and have very low somatomedin C levels. ...Read more
Dose range: If you have gh deficiency as an adult there is a dose range your endocrinologist will know. Igf-1 levels, other labs, and clinical history go into titration of gh. ...Read more
How long will my mixed genotropin (human growth hormone) 36iu pen survive at 16 degrees celsius, if avoiding direct light?
Up to 1 month: Check out http://www.News-medical. Net/drugs/genotropin. Aspx (for australia) but same drug. Store your Genotropin (human growth hormone) (mixed or unmixed) in the refrigerator at 2-8°c. It is also possible to store your unmixed Genotropin (human growth hormone) outside the refrigerator, but under 25°c, for one month as long as the expiry date has not passed. It must not be frozen or heated above 25°c. ...Read more
No and illegal: It won't help, no matter what you read in magazines and the internet. It's also very expensive, by injection only, and only available legally by prescription from a physician — who could be sued for malpractice if they prescribe it without first determining that you are growth hormone deficient. The stuff in stores that is supposed to stimulate growth hormone -- doesn't. Another waste of money. ...Read more
Get tested!: Hi. What makes you think you need GH or an anabolic steroid? This does't sound legitimate at face value since you request GH OR an anabolic steroid (unrelated compounds targeting different metabolic pathways!). Illegitimate use makes it hard for everyone! Don't expect an honest & caring doctor to prescribe you drugs that can have seriously adverse effects on your health so you look pretty & buff! ...Read more
How many times a week should I take a 1mg/0.25ml genotropin (human growth hormone) (hgh) injection? My growth plates are 95 percent closed and I am a 17 years old boy.
Who prescribed it?: I'm sure that any physician offering free advice to a perfect stranger will answer with me: this is a question for your endocrinologist. He or she prescribes according to a complex algorithm involving your underlying diagnosis, fusion of epiphyses, growth curve, and response to treatment. If you need another opinion--which is understandable--see a qualified specialist, who can review your case. ...Read more
Is it bad to not aspirate when subq injecting? I'm using a genotropin (human growth hormone) goquick pen and there's no way to aspirate, what's the worst that can happen?
Not necessary: In general, the purpose of aspirating is to detect if the needle tip is in a blood vessel. If it is, the needle can be moved slightly to avoid an injection into the bloodstream. If you are using an injection technique of pinching the skin and underlying tissue (shown on Genotropin (human growth hormone) website), the blood vessels will be compressed while injecting. That should prevent injection into the bloodstream. ...Read more
Hiya doc can I ask how genotropin (human growth hormone) is administrated. As a steroid user I am just starting to use it can you give me some tips to how much and how ofte?
Bad idea: It sounds like you are using androgenic steroids and growth hormone to enhance physical performance. This is a bad idea, dangerous in the long run, and illegal. Mother nature has a way of biting back at you when you abuse your body with unnatural substances. Taking steroids and growth hormone when you don't need it is simply wrong. If you can't see this, you are headed for big trouble later. ...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 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