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What would Cause low iron in child who drinks pediasure?

What would Cause low iron in child who drinks pediasure?

Needs other sources: Pediasure only contains a small amount or iron. The child must need iron from other sources in the diet. Pediasure only contains 15% of the days requirement for iron. Iron suppements can be used or foods containing more iron should be introduced in to the diet. Meats, fish and green leafy vegetables are good sources of iron. ...Read more

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Child low iron and high thyroid. What do we do?

Child low iron and high thyroid. What do we do?

Talk with Doc: These are common issues that most primary care providers deal with on a regular basis. A diet change and or iron supplement are usually the first step for the iron deficiency, the pcp can usually arrange for you to see a pediatric endocrinologist after some confirmatory testing on the thyroid issue. ...Read more

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What are the causes for a child to have low HGB besides iron deficiency? Thanks!

What are the causes for a child to have low HGB besides iron deficiency? Thanks!

Several: Although iron deficiency is the most common, there are several other causes. Chronic blood loss is one, lead poisoning another, conditions that impair red cell production (genetic or malignancy). Docs often just do a trial at adding iron to see if the kid responds before putting the kid trough extensive tests. ...Read more

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Which low iron fruits are good for a e beta thalassemia child? Which are low iron fruits? Pls advice..

Which low iron fruits are good for a e beta thalassemia child? Which are low iron fruits? Pls advice..

Complicated diet: Avoid prunes and prune juice, spinach, watermelon, leafy green vegetables, fav beans, dates, raisins, peas and broccoli. Also avoid meats, peanut butter, tofu, infant cereals and other cereals fortified with iron, flour tortillas, anything cooked in a cast iron skillet. Avoid citrus with meals as it increases iron absorption. Your child will need to have limited iron intake as well as vitamin and essential mineral supplements under the direction of a nutritionist with experience in thalassemia. It is essential that diet be guided with nutrition consultation. Tea with meals suppresses absorption of iron. ...Read more

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My child's bloodwork came back with 600, 000 platelets, amylase 133, 000 Wbc 13, 200 crp 4.7 and monocytes high. Lymph nodes in neck Dr said all is good and sent me home. Low iron as well?

My child's bloodwork came back with 600, 000 platelets, amylase 133, 000 Wbc 13, 200 crp 4.7 and monocytes high. Lymph nodes in neck Dr said all is good and sent me home. Low iron as well?

Hmm. Not so good!: Hi FilizD
The amylase number doesn't quite make sense, but the rest could be infection or some other process, definitely abnormal. Depends a lot on age of your child, and of course on physical exam and your history. I'd look for a second opinion if your child is sick. Good luck!! ...Read more

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Is normal in baby 6 or 7 months to have low hemoglobin 50%? could be normal? Checked twice first 60%, second after use iron medicin less than month 50%

Is normal in baby 6 or 7 months to have low hemoglobin 50%? could be normal? Checked twice first 60%, second after use iron medicin less than month 50%

See below: Male Female
Newborns 43.4–56.1 37.4–55.9
6 months–2 years 30.9–37.0 31.2–37.2
2–6 years 31.7–37.7 32.0–37.1

50% is normal for a 6-7 month old baby. Normal ranges for male and female children are given above. ...Read more

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My 10month baby's heomoglobin is low from start, her heomoglobin level is 8.3 I've been giving her iron doses, eats well still no increase in heomoglob?

My 10month baby's heomoglobin is low from start, her heomoglobin level is 8.3 I've been giving her iron doses, eats well still no increase in heomoglob?

Correct diagnosis?: It is possible for a child this age to have iron deficiency anemia, but if this is truly the cause of the anemia, it should start improving in 2-3 weeks with an increase in the reticulocyte count. If the anemia does not get better, then other causes of anemia need to be considered (for example thalassemia). If your child is truly taking the iron, then a pediatric hematologist should get involved. ...Read more

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How quickly does iron rebuild? Had my baby 9 weeks ago, diagnosed w/ low iron, she said it was an 8. Headaches/Dizziness now. Related?

How quickly does iron rebuild? Had my baby 9 weeks ago, diagnosed w/ low iron, she said it was an 8. Headaches/Dizziness now. Related?

Anemia: When iron deficiency anemia is treated it takes about 2-3 months for the hemoglobin to increase towards normal. Supplementing with folic acid and vitamin may be helpful during this period ...Read more

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30 wks pregnat. My iron is really low, can this any way effect me or my baby in birth and if there's anything I can do to rise my levels, what is it?

30 wks pregnat. My iron is really low, can this any way effect me or my baby in birth and if there's anything I can do to rise my levels, what is it?

Take iron supplement: Please talk to your doctor, but you still have a couple of months to increase your iron before delivery. Eat iron containing foods, take a supplement daily, and stay well hydrated. Your low iron could be tough on you after delivery because during childbirth everyone loses blood and the lower the level you start with, the tougher it is to feel energetic after the baby gets here. ...Read more

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My iron level was low before baby I was taken ironand multivitamin tablets during my pragnancyand aftr nw I have vry high level of iron how I low this?

My iron level was low before baby I was taken ironand multivitamin tablets during my pragnancyand aftr nw I have vry high level of iron how I low this?

Anemia: You likely had low iron levels before pregnancy because of extra blood in your menses. During pregnancy your menses cease and iron has time to store up in your body. If you continued taking iron during your pregnancy you likely have extra stored up. It would be best to stop taking iron for now and restart when your primary doctor advises. ...Read more

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My baby is 17 month old and I breast feed him but his weight is 9.5 kg and he doesn't eat at all he has low vitamin d and iron is it worrying?

My baby is 17 month old and I breast feed him but his weight is 9.5 kg and he doesn't eat at all he has low vitamin d and iron is it worrying?

Yes: Your child certainly needs calory boost along with vitamin and iron supplement. I would suggest gradually wean from breast milk with introduction of toddler formula. Consult with pediatrician for further details. ...Read more

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What is the recommended amount of iron in a 40 lb child that we believe is iron deficient per day?

What is the recommended amount of iron in a 40 lb child that we believe is iron deficient per day?

Iron deficient: 15 mg of elemental iron/kg daily until better. 40 lbs is about 18 kg. All the best. ...Read more

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Recommended iron level for a woman in child-bearing age? Does it have to be higher for vegetarians or other groups of people?

Recommended iron level for a woman in child-bearing age? Does it have to be higher for vegetarians or other groups of people?

18 mg per day: 18 mg / day of iron for woman of child bearing age, increasing to 27 mg/day while pregnant. Meat proteins and vitamin c will improve the absorption of nonheme iron.
It does not have to be higher for vegetarians or other groups. ...Read more

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What if an anemic child won't respond to iron supplements?

What if an anemic child won't respond to iron supplements?

Other cause: If a child is anemic iron deficiency is the most common but should respond to iron. There are other causes other than iron deficiency. Ask your pediatrician. Further testing may need to be done to find out ...Read more

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If you had a child under 66 lbs go into anaphylactic shock and you only had an adult epi pen would you use iron the child?

If you had a child under 66 lbs go into anaphylactic shock and you only had an adult epi pen would you use iron the child?

YES- however...: Anaphylactic shock can be fatal and the most effective treatment is injectable epinephrine so I would give it as the risk of too much epinephrine is less than the risk of the child dying from anaphylaxis.
However, if you think a child is at risk of anaphylaxis it would be wise to get an EpiPen Jr. ...Read more

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Can I give iron drops mixed in half cup orange juice to my child?

Can I give iron drops mixed in half cup orange juice to my child?

Iron drops: That would be fine. You did not mention your child's age but If still difficult to give it then you may try chew-able iron pills (ask your pharmacist for an equivalent dose) ...Read more

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Hello - what are normal iron levels in a child. My daughter is 7 and recent Dr. Visit has shown very high iron level. We are meeting a hematologist.

Hello - what are normal iron levels in a child. My daughter is 7 and recent Dr. Visit has shown very high iron level. We are meeting a hematologist.

Iron levels.: 7–140 ng/mL or 7–140 mcg/L. These ranges vary from lab to lab, and your lab may have a different range for what's normal. Your lab report should contain the range your lab uses. ...Read more

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What are iron-rich foods my child will eat?

What are iron-rich foods my child will eat?

Healthy diet: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give a 3 year old child pediavit select (vitamins and iron) 1 ml each day for almost 2 years now. How safe is it to continue using it?

Is it ok to give a 3 year old child pediavit select (vitamins and iron) 1 ml each day for almost 2 years now. How safe is it to continue using it?

Vitamins: Unless your child is anemic or very poor eater who is not growing properly, I would advise you to save your money a buy your child an extra toy with the money saved. In other words the vitamins are not necessary. ...Read more

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My child taking iron supplement but later hours she tend to vomit eventhough she eats?

Iron can do that: Iron can be very hard on the digestive system. Look into easier forms to digest. I know gaia herbs has one.
http://www. Gaiaherbs. Com/products/detail/755/plantforce-liquid-iron. ...Read more

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Would a child with an iron deficiency be more likely to contract the serious anemias like aplastic anemia?

Would a child with an iron deficiency be more likely to contract the serious anemias like aplastic anemia?

No: Iron deficiency anemia is due to too little iron in the body. Aplastic anemia is a bone marrow failure syndrome where many types of blood cells are not being made in the bone marrow. They are not related disorders. ...Read more

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How to feed the child to prevent iron-deficiency anemia?

How to feed the child to prevent iron-deficiency anemia?

Oral iron supplement: You may give the child oral iron supplement. You may look of foods, e.g., cereals, with iron supplement. ...Read more

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After iron supplement course my child's iton level raised for 20.9 to 48, MCV is 75.4, pcv/hct is 33.7 and platelets are 420. ..?

After iron supplement course my child's iton level raised for 20.9 to 48, MCV is 75.4, pcv/hct is 33.7 and platelets are 420. ..?

Low MCV: Junior's failure to make a complete hematologic response to iron therapy suggests to me that more is going on. Consider a visit to a hematologist for full evaluation. ...Read more

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Tests 2 run if ur child gets tired in the middle of the day? She's already bin tested 4 cbc, hemoglobin a1c/iron, comprehensive metabolic panel n r ok

Tests 2 run if ur child gets tired in the middle of the day? She's already bin tested 4 cbc, hemoglobin a1c/iron, comprehensive metabolic panel n r ok

None: The medical causes of 'fatigue' have been ruled out. There are no more tests. If this child is not obese and is not drinking energy drinks or lots of caffeine or other stimulants then this may be their norm during a time of significant growth or hormone changes and one should just watch and observe. The other issue that is not addressed yet is mental health and possible depression. ...Read more

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Can an OTC iron supplement decrease the number of ear infections in a child?

Can an OTC iron supplement decrease the number of ear infections in a child?

Anemic?: If you are anemic it can weaken your immune system. So if you are indeed anemic, and you are on iron supplementation it will improve your immunity and help you decrease the chances for infections. ...Read more

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Is there any vitamins or pills my child can take for her hair loss because of iron deficiency?

Is there any vitamins or pills my child can take for her hair loss because of iron deficiency?

Iron: Iron deficiency as a cause of hair loss is subject of debate. If iron deficiency was the cause, the treatment would be taking iron supplements. ...Read more

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Can a child take an iron supplement (ferrous sulfate) while taking prednisone? My 1 year old was diagnosed with itp on wed. He has had 2 doses of prednisolone. About 2 weeks before this diagnosis he was slightly anemic and was given the iron supplement

Can a child take an iron supplement (ferrous sulfate) while taking prednisone? My 1 year old was diagnosed with itp on wed. He has had 2 doses of prednisolone. About 2 weeks before this diagnosis he was slightly anemic and was given the iron supplement

Yes: Iron and Prednisolone is ok. I would be wary of starting a child on a steroid who is also anemic. While steroids can be used for itp, I would want to really, really, make sure there was not another process going on that would explain the anemia and low platelets. I would want a peds hem/onc doctor involved if they are not - at least as a phone consult from your child's doc to talk about the plan. ...Read more

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