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If I Had Polycythemia As A Child Is It Likely That My Son Will Also Have It
Polycythemia: Some types of polycythemia are inherited. However, if you developed polycythemia soon after birth and then it resolved, then it is less likely to be something that is inherited. Polycythemia vera is associated with certain gene defects. Mutations in the jak2 and tet2 genes are associated with polycythemia vera. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as in Gout: About 10-15% of polycythemia vera patients develop gout, a painful inflammation of certain joints (esp. The big toe) caused by precipitation of high uric acid content in the blood. Polycythemics already have a higher level of uric acid (about 50% have hyperuricemia) in their blood due to rapid turnover of red cells. It would be prudent to avoid foods that could precipitate a gouty attack. ...Read more
What symptoms,do I have to look for in case of polycythemia?My son,17,has 18,3 hemoglobine value and 54,3 hematocrit but platelets are normal,156k.
Probably okay: Junior may have been a bit dehydrated and in any case reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks are out of range on either side. If this is his usual, he may have a high-affinity hemoglobin; I trust there's no right-to-left cardiac shunt and you're not mountain-dwellers, etc. Polycythemia vera doesn't affect teens. Don't ask about steroids, Dr. already did. ...Read more
10-21 days.: It takes 10 to 21 days (average 14-16 days) after contact with an infected person for someone to develop chicken pox. ...Read more
My son was bitten by another child in the arm pit both tendons under there are still tender a week later how long will this be likely to last?
Human bites are bad: Take your child to the doctor to make certain that the skin wasn't broken by the bite.Human bites are notorious for causing serious infection. ...Read more
When should a child be taken off a bottle and pacifier? How do you ween also? My son is drinks milk from a bottle and use a pacifier for security.
The natural time of : Weaning is around a year, when whole milk & milk products are limited to 16-21 0z./day to avoid constipation, iron deficiency anemia (which can cause developmental delays), & ?'ed appetite for solids. Juice is limited to 4-6 oz./day. Sipping milk/juice off & on or falling asleep with a bottle promotes cavities. Use an open-mouthed cup with 2 handles to promote lip closure for speech. ...Read more
I have a blood clotting disorder and i had a blood clot after having a C-section with my son i want another child is it possible also he was premature they said it was from a viral infection not my blood clotting disorder
My son is 10 months old and his skin is not as smooth as a child skin use to be. Actually it has some allergic appearance on it. What shoul we do?
Moisturize and...: To keep infant skin smooth as a baby's bottom, there are things to do and tings to avoid. First, avoid overbathing - this dries out natural skin oils. Next, avoid lots of scented soaps, creams, detergents - these can be irritating to infant skin. Pat, don't rub skin dry. Finally, make sure you moisturize once or twice a day, every single day. Use unscented moisturizers, like aloe or coco butter. ...Read more
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