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Can snake bites cause rickets?

Can snake bites cause rickets?

No: Metabolic problems with vitamin d, phosphorus and or calcium metabolism are the origin of rickets.Whether a deficiency or abnormal handling of the materials, this complex disease has nothing to do with snake bites. ...Read more

Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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Rickets (Definition)

Inadequate sun exposure causes rickets which is vit d deficiency. Impairs bone mineralization in kids ...Read more


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How can unbalanced diet cause the rickets and anaemia?

How can unbalanced diet cause the rickets and anaemia?

Not enough vitamins: Rickets is due to not enough vitamin d which you can get from sun exposure or dairy products. Microcytic anemia may be due to lack of iron (more typically from blood loss) while macrocytic anemia may be due to lack of folate and/or vitamin b12, found in fruits, vegetables & whole grains. That's why it's so important to eat a varied diet including the colors of the rainbow each day! ...Read more

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Can knocked knees caused by rickets be fixed?

Can knocked knees caused by rickets be fixed?

Rickets: Fixing rickets will definitely help with knocked knees, but it will not fix it. You need to make sure to consult with your doctor to take high dose of vitamin d. ...Read more

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Can hereditary rickets be prevented? My family has a genetic kidney disorder that causes rickets. Is it possible to take steps to prevent my children from getting rickets this way?

Can hereditary rickets be prevented? My family has a genetic kidney disorder that causes rickets. Is it possible to take steps to prevent my children from getting rickets this way?

There : There are multiple kinds of kidney associated hereditary rickets that all have different patterns of inheritance. Many are "autosomal recessive" which means that the child must get an affected gene from each parent in order to have the disease. Some are x-linked which means that women carry the gene and men get the disease. The other type is "autosomal dominant" which means that you only need one gene to have the disease and that gene can come from either parent. The best thing to do is discuss your type of family rickets with your doctor. They may refer you to a genetic counselor to discuss the risk of your children in developing the disease. Prevention depends on what kind of rickets run in your family, your gender, whether you have the disease or are a carrier, and who the partner is with whom you want to have children. ...Read more

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Can taking risperdal 1 mg (twice daily) and phenobarbital (5 ml twice a day) cause seizures in an 2.5 year old? What will be the side effect?

Can taking risperdal 1 mg (twice daily) and phenobarbital (5 ml twice a day) cause seizures in an 2.5 year old? What will be the side effect?

Kindly see a specialist: Those are serious medications for serious neuropsychiatric conditions need to be prescribed and followed up by specialist physicians experienced with those medicines in children/adults, good luck ...Read more

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When phenobarbital is taken for sleeping could it cause a 16 yo to have is eyes rolling and be unresponsive and shallow breathing this happen in 1998?

When phenobarbital is taken for sleeping could it cause a 16 yo to have is eyes rolling and be unresponsive and shallow breathing  this happen in 1998?

Yes: Phenobarbital is an anti-convulsant barbiturate and a sedative hypnotic. It is not commonly used for sleeping anymore, having been replaced by benzodiazepines. It does induce sleep and depresses respiration (breathing), so the symptoms you describe are not unusual. The rolling eyes can be indicative of a stage of sleep-rem (rapid eye movement). ...Read more

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Will donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) cause serious sleepiness? 26mg for 2 months, no issues till 8pm's lately. Had insomnia for years. Barbits build up in body and do this?

Will donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) cause serious sleepiness? 26mg for 2 months, no issues till 8pm's lately. Had insomnia for years. Barbits build up in body and do this?

Yes.: Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) is usually prescribe for abdominal cramps, or irritable bowel syndrome. The Phenobarbital portion is a sedative. It may cause drowsiness especially in combo w/ other sedative meds. The atropine, scopolamine and Hyoscyamine drugs decrease muscle spasms in the gut. You should check w/ your dr. ; pharmacist about interactions w/ other drugs. ...Read more

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