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Medicine For Secretin Allergy
No, it is not: A milk allergy can occur at any time. I developed it two years ago. This is a pure milk allergy without any difficulty with lactose intolerance. I have a daughter with the same condition and yet my autistic grandson does not have that symptoms at all. ...Read more
A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more
Can gluten-free, diary-free diet help with autism symptoms? How accurate are the food allergy tests? What allergy tests do you recommend for autism?
No/none: Sometimes you can track down the genetic misinformation that triggers autism with a special chromosomal microarray study. The more we study the human genome the more we find information to explain these issues. Special diets and food allergy profiles have a cult following, but positive results are based more on social media testimonials. A good workup by a developmental pediatrician is worthwhile ...Read more
Is there a relationship between allergies, autism, leaky gut syndrome, candida, intestinal flora and antibiotics?
For some yes: For some children all of those things play a role in exacerbating symptoms and can be seen more frequently in a child who had many infections and antibiotics starting at a young age. Antibiotics kill the good as well as the bad bacteria in our guts and can disrupt the balance and lead to dysbiosis and inflammation which can be precursor for leaky gut and allergies. This is not specific to autism. ...Read more
What's the difference between secretin and urogastrone? Both of them did inhibit the secretion of gastric juice right?
Secretin/urogastrone: Urogastrone is a polypeptide secreted by the salivary glands and by brunner's glands, which is a potent inhibitor of gastric acid secretion. Secretin is a digestive hormone secreted by small intestine. Secretin causes the pancreas to release digestive enzymes which break down food and help the body absorb nutrients. Secretin inhibits gastric acid secretion. ...Read more
Important hormone: Secretin is important in digestion. When stomach acid flows into the duodenum (small intestine) secretin is released. The secretin stimulates the pancreas to release bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) which helps digest food. It also enhances the function of cck which is important in gallbladder function. Secretin is stopped from working when the ph of the stomach is blocked with certain medications. ...Read more
How do I know if I am producing too much or too little regulatory hormones (gastrin, secretin, and cholecystokinin)?
See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more
Is the accuracy high for finding early pancreatic cancer with normal MRCP (not the Secretin-enhanced MRCP)?
Depends: The secretin-enhanced MRCP is a technique to help image the pancreatic duct. The MRCP is just one arrow in the quiver to diagnose hepato-biliary and pancreatic disease non-invasively; especially in the setting of painless jaundice. It can often direct the next step along the diagnostic process. ...Read more
The non drug treatments for Autism include:: Applied behavior analysis, Behavior therapy.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a 7 year old son with high-functioning autism. Is it smart to put him on a drug to improve his behavior?
Meds can help...: ..A lot! autism manifests in various forms, probably has various causes, & is extremely complex to treat. Behavioral & social interventions are important, & increasingly psychoactive medications play an important role. These meds need be carefully selected & titrated for the individual, possibly addressing such features as anxiety, anger, mood, hyperactivity, etc. See a true expert& get the right rx. ...Read more
My nephew is 19 with autism he was put on biploar medicine and anxiety medicine now he has a meltdown everyday could it be that its not the right med?
See below: It may not be the correct treatment, and certainly a side effect of those medications. He needs to be reevaluated. ...Read more
No Medicines fix it: Over the years a variety of medicines & diets have been studied in autism. None have provided any evidence based or predictable improvement although you can find glowing testimonials about a few. There are some medicines that physicians use to help with mood issues or aggressive behavior, but these only help manage symptoms. ...Read more
I have high functioning autism but I feel an urge to make weird sounds? Is there a drug for that?
Tics: You have a good amount of insight into your condition! It is not unusual for kids and adults with HF Autism to make unusual sounds, and have repetitive movements. Whether to treat depends on the amount that these behaviors and urges are affecting you socially. See a good cognitive behavior therapist for starters and see if you can work towards suppressing the behaviors. Meds may follow. ...Read more
What can I do if my son has mild autism and was advised to drink medicine, but he refuses to drink. Any techniques?
Offer a reward: Offer him his farvorite reward for taking the medicine. Making sure he has not received the award prior. ...Read more
See below:: Anxiety and depression: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssri's) for symptoms of anxiety, depression, and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Antipsychotic meds (thioridazine, fluphenazine, chlorpromazine, haloperidol) & atypical antipsychotics (zyprexia/risperidone) to treat severe behavioral problems. Anticonvulsants;stimulants;antidepressants, naltrexone, lithium, & benzodiazepines. ...Read more
Risperdal was recently approved by fda for "symptomatic treatment of irritability in autistic children."
the unfortunate thing is that children with autism are typically not suffering from a "Risperdal deficiency." good bio-medical techniques attempt to determine some of the physiological disturbances in autistic kids and then set about fixing them:
- food allergies
- gut dysbiosis
- nutrients. ...Read more
If a child's father did drugs but the mother did not do any could the child develop autism from the drugs the father did?
That has yet to be: Proven, although some old studies showed Cocaine could attach to sperm & children of men with chronic alcoholism have lower overall iq's than the general population. Drugs are teratogens that have to pass through the mother's bloodstream & cross the placenta to the fetal brain to cause damage. While no illicit drug specifically causes autism, it may be part of the neurodevelopmental profile. ...Read more
No: Any drug use by the father is not associated with increased risk of autism or genetic disorders in his children. Multiple exposures of the mother during pregnancy have been associated with increased risk of autism. Recently low vitamin D levels and folate in the first trimester have been implicated. ...Read more
What can you tell me about the antipsychotic drug used for the treatment of irritability associated with autism?
2 neuroleptics are: FDA-approved for irritability in kids age 6-17 with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Abilify (aripiprazole) & Risperdal. They also help with the anxiety that often drives aggressive & "oppositional" behaviors. We discuss drug interactions & side effects before prescribing. Though doses are far lower than for Bipolar Disorder, we monitor liver functions, lipids, prolactin level, glucose, insulin levels & weight. ...Read more
My nephew is 23 has autism. He is on Clonazepam 0.5mg twice a day and Risperidone 0.25mg twice a day and Divalproex extended release 500 mg a day. For temper he still needs alittle something what do you suggest no psychotic drug please.
No quick fix:
Temper is a nonspecific complaint. This could be due to a specific comorbid condition that itself requires further treatment, or part of autistic irritability. Often we see cognitive rigidity as difficulty w/ transitions.
FDA approved agents for irritability in autism are Abilify and RIsperdal. He needs to be seen by a child psychiatrist or neurologist w/ expertise in this group of patients. ...Read more
Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more
Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more
Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more
No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more
OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...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