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Medicine For Sickle Cell Crisis
Aggressively: Treatment is of an urgent nature and requires hospitalization typically. The emphasis is on aggressive IV fluid replacement, pain control, treatment of underlying issues such as infection, bloood transfusion or exchange as determined by your hematologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An inherited blood disease causing red blood cells to be sickle (curved) shaped instead of round. It shortens life expectancy, and can result in bacterial infections, painful swelling of the hands and feet, fever, arthritis, leg ulcers, fatigue, anemia, eye damage, and ...Read more
Take pain medicine: First take pain medicine that worked well for you before, wam bath, heating pad, or cold pack, and try to relax may help. There is no single remedy that works for everyone or that works all the time. If these measures are not effective, you need to call your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are different types of crisis in sickle cell. Untreated aplastic crises can cause death to to severe anemia. Untreated acute chest syndrome can cause death due to respiratory failure. Untreated splenic sequestration can cause death due to severe anemia. I would recommend not ignoring any crisis id sickle cell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually pain.: There are several kinds of crises - pain or vaso-occlusive crisis (blood flow to an area is "clogged" by sickled cells leading to areas of cell death), splenic sequestration crisis (trapping of large volume of blood in the spleen), and aplastic crisis (life-threatening anemia caused by inability to make enough new red blood cells to keep up with the very short life span of sickled red cells). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not typically: If you have the sickle cell trait, it is possible to have an anemic crisis in the setting of severe dehydration or stress to the immune system, though this is rare. In most cases, individuals with the sickle cell trait live perfectly healthy lives. Remaining hydrated especially in the setting of physical activity and excessive heat should help to prevent any symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does a sickle cell crisis last. In what is the best home remedies to keep her comfortable?
There are none!: This is one of the most painful things that can happen to a person, and it can result in lost/damaged organs and worse. If she is having a sickle crisis, get to a hospital for management. ...Read more
PAIN WITH SICKLECELL: Sickle cell disese is a painful conditon and can have hemolytic crises, sequestration and thrombotic crises.The thrombotic crises is the one which causes the pain in any part of the body.They can be extremely painful requiring narcotics and some times have to be admitted to the hospital for IV fluids and pain medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Most less severe: Most are less severe in sickle cell thalassemia, but depends. HbS/B(0)thal: similar to HbSS in severity maybe slightly less severe. HbS/B(+)thal: has 60% HbSS and 30% HbA, thus less severe than HbSS (sickle cell alone). HbS/A-thal: less severe than HbSS due to decreased HbSS amount. ...Read more
I have had sickle cell crisis frequently for the last 2 years, is there any tips on how i can manage the anaemia better. Thanks?
Supportive care: It depends--sickle cell crisis can manifest as pain crisis, acute chest syndrome, stroke, priapism etc. But basically supportive care like- vigorous hydration, pain medication , adequate oxygenation, are needed. Exchange transfusion vs simple transfusion often times also has to be done depending on the level of hb. ...Read more
Not necessarily....: Patients with sickle cell disease have elevated reticulocyte counts at baseline, as their red cells have significantly reduced half lives relative to normal rbcs. More rapid red cell synthesis, reflected by the high retic count, is needed to maintain steady state, albeit lower than normal. Are you having other symptoms suggesting vaso occlusive crisis? If so, you should seek medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently was admitted for a sickle cell crisis and the pain in my shoulder has gotten worst. I have avn in that shoulder what are my options?
I dont think you can: Sickle cell crisis only happens if you have a diagnosis of sickle cell anemia. The degree of anemia sometimes is not that severe-however you will have anemia if you have sickle cell disease - not just a trait. If you only have a sickle cell trait -you will not have a sickle cell crisis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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