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What is the definition or description of: Neupogen allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Neupogen allergy?

Neupogen allergy: Neupogen (Filgrastim) is protein that stimulates growth of white blood cells in the body. For more information about adverse effects see: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/filgrastim-injection-route/side-effects/DRG-20071547 ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: Filgrastim (filgrastin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Filgrastim (filgrastin) allergy?

Filgrastim allergy: Filgrastim (filgrastin) is a bone marrow stimulant. For possible adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/filgrastim-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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Is neupogen safe enought for a healthy granulocyte donor?

Neupogen: It is a drug that stimulates proliferation of granulocytes & treats people with low neutrophil count. Not sure why you're asking if safe to give to healthy granulocyte donor, unless you meant "from", instead of "for", and in that case, yes it is. ...Read more

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Can Neupogen shots cause afib?

Can Neupogen shots cause afib?

Not likely: I have never seen a case. A fib is so common that it likely is springing up from other causes. ...Read more

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Neupogen for white blood count, what is this?

Neupogen for white blood count, what is this?

Neupogen (GCSF): This is the trade name for a medication known as Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor that mimics the action of the normal hormonal response to low numbers of neutrophils (granjulocytes.) But because it is given in much larger doses, the response is more dramatic than waiting for the natural response. Primarily it is used to blunt or shorten the period of low neutrophils from chemorx. ...Read more

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Should I use Neupogen to increase my white blood count?

Should I use Neupogen to increase my white blood count?

What for?: What is you white cell count? Do you have any symptoms? What do you expect to get by taking Neupogen? This is not an issue for self medication.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can my husband have a glass of wine now that he has finished his Neupogen injections?

Can my husband have a glass of wine now that he has finished his Neupogen injections?

Review this with: His doc, as alcohol can have bone marrow toxicity. Granted a single glass isn't much, but depending on why your husband needs Neupogen and what other medication he is on or soon to be on, your husband's doctor (s), may want him to abstain. ...Read more

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How do oncologist treat low WBC after a chemo treat meant if you're allergic to Neupogen?

How do oncologist treat low WBC after a chemo treat meant if you're allergic to Neupogen?

Do nothing!: It's very rare to be allergic to Neupogen. But oncologists gave chemotherapy long before we had Neupogen! A low WBC isn't harmful by itself. What's harmful is getting a bacterial infection while your white blood count is low. If that happens, you will develop a fever and need to be hospitalized for IV antibiotics. Luckily most of the time that doesn't happen, and your WBC will return to normal. ...Read more

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Neupogen can increase WBC after late onset neutropenia (LON). Any prescription that gives long term prevention of the LON side effect after Rituximab?

Neupogen can increase WBC after late onset neutropenia (LON). Any prescription that gives long term prevention of the LON side effect after Rituximab?

Neutropenia: Is not usually treated except for absolute neutropenia. Hence usual practice is to use Neupogen or G CSF or prevent or treat absolute neutropenia so that benefits outweigh the adverse effects ...Read more

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Could you be treated with antibiotics after each chemo treatment to prevent infection? My oncologist said I was allergic to Neupogen

Could you be treated with antibiotics after each chemo treatment to prevent infection? My oncologist said I was allergic to Neupogen

No: The germs after chemo come from whatever germs are around. Antibiotics cannot remove all germs from the environment. Giving them, merely changes which ones are around to those which can live in the antibiotics.

We used to try to limit exposure to germs in the environment on the chemo ward by only giving cooked foods. Very little help. ...Read more

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Why is it that so many children have allergies nowadays?

Why is it that so many children have allergies nowadays?

Hygiene hypothesis: The immune system has two opposing arms, one makes protective antibodies against bacteria and viruses, the other makes allergic antibody. One theory is that early antibiotic use disrupts the gut flora which tips the scale away from fighting infection and more toward making allergic antibodies. Clean environments might be at fault as well, farm kids don't get allergies as much as city kids. ...Read more

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Can children grow out of seasonal allergies?

Can children grow out of seasonal allergies?

Sometimes: Some people's allergies get better over years, some get worse, and some are stable. Keeping allergies well-controlled not only keeps kids feeling better and sleeping better, but also doing better in school (it's hard to learn material when you feel miserable)! also, keeping allergies under control decreases the risk of ear infections and sinusitis. ...Read more

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Does a cough come with allergies in children?

Does a cough come with allergies in children?

Sometimes: But not all the time. Nasal allergies are not a frequent cause of a really bad persistent cough. In a child with allergies and a really bad cough (assuming no fever) I would be concerned about a reactive airway/asthma type condition. If the child also had eczema I would be even more concerned. ...Read more

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How are today's allergy tests performed on children?

Skin or Blood: Depending on the clinical history and suspected allergen, some practitioners choose the less painful and timely method, which is a blood test looking for specific ige antibodies, also called rast testing. Percutaneous skin tests are still the gold standard for allergy testing. This is something which you should discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my children from getting allergies?

How can I prevent my children from getting allergies?

Breastfeed!: Breastfeeding is shown to be protective for children with a strong family history of allergies. If unable to breast feed, try a hypoallergenic formula such as "nutramigen" or "alimentum". Try to avoid introducing baby foods until 4-6 months of age; once you do, introduce them slowly. Interestingly, exposure to dogs & cats appears to reduce the risk of becoming allergic to those household pets! ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What is the cause of environmental allergies in young children?

What is the cause of environmental allergies in young children?

Air-borne allergies: Environmental allergies affect your respiratory system including the nose, sinuses, eyes and if severe, the lung. Thus, symptoms are nasal congestion, sinus pressure, teary and itchy eyes, cough, wheezing, physical activity limitation and difficulty breathing if you have asthma. ...Read more

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What are common signs of allergies towards animals in young children?

What are common signs of allergies towards animals in young children?

Nasal, eye, skin: Children will exhibit sneezing, itchy nose/eye, stuffy nose or cough with close exposures with pets. If licked by a cat or dog and allergy is present, a rash could develop at that site. The allergies could manifest as asthma with cough, wheezing or difficulty breathing. Typically a pattern will be seen, but if it is an indoor pet, the symptoms may be continuous. ...Read more

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If the husband has nut allergy does that mean our children can have it?

If the husband has nut allergy does that mean our children can have it?

Possible: If one or both parents have allergy, the risk for the child to have allergy increases dramatically. However, they do not inherit the specific allergy directly. They become allergic based on their own exposures. So they may not have the same set of allergies as their parents. Be cautious. ...Read more

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Allergies in young children so question about seeing an allergy specialist?

Allergies in young children so question about seeing an allergy specialist?

Please clarify: Yes children have allergies and yes there are specialists. You have not provided enough background information to determine whether the situation needs a doc, much less a specialist. You can start over with the additional info and we may be better able to help you. ...Read more

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Could it seem like more children have major, life threatening allergies now that years ago?

Maybe: Is that true? I think we are smarter and recognize them. And yes there are more allergies as we are more exposed ...Read more

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You have prepared the lunch meal for the children and you find out that one of the children has an allergy to?

Question unclear: If you are asking what to do if the kid is allergic to what you prepaired, the answer is simple, don't let s/he eat it. Prepare something else. If the child ate it and developed hives, benedryl may help some. It is advisable to know specific dietary problems in any child you watch & have a rapid action plan for any unexpected reactions. Kids can develop pbms to foods they have tolerated in the past. ...Read more

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My son will be 8 months on the 15th and I was wanting to know if I can give some children's allergy medicine and hpw much will be safe?

My son will be 8 months on the 15th and I was wanting to know if I can give some children's allergy medicine and hpw much will be safe?

See below: It would be unlikely for a child this age to have environmental allergies. They normally emerge around 2 years of age. I would not recommend any medications. ...Read more

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Could u pl let know the reasons having cough only in night & not in day time in adults & also in children. If allergies, how to find tht what allergy is?

Cough: Night cough may be caused by a post nasal, drip. Use saline nose drops for help as well as a vaporizer.Allergies can be determine by a good history and sllergy testing. ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more

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What causes allergies in children?

Genes + environment: To develop an allergy, you need a genetic predisposition. For example, children at highest risk of developing allergic asthma are those whose parents have asthma. Also necessary is multiple exposures to the allergen. The strongest predictor of developing allergies in the future is having allergic disease now (for example, a child with eczema has increased chance of developing asthma). ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

Neupogen Allergy (Definition)

Neupogen (Filgrastim) is protein that stimulates growth of white blood cells in the body. For more information about adverse effects ...Read more