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What Can I By Over The Counter For Anemia
Depends on cause: Lots of causes for anemia; not all are nutritional. Deficiencies: folic acid-fruits, vegs, fortified flour b12- animal products (incl eggs), fortified vegan. Some people can't absorb dietary B12 well iron- animal and non animal sources. Common anemia-blood loss: menstrual, gi, urologic: poor absorption: celiac sprue chronic disease: above items not deficient "anemia": thalessemia: not realy anem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more
Can i purchase a hemaocrit test kit over-the-counter in order to check my hemoglobin level. I have anemia taking iron and wan to check if it's workin?
Maybe: There are simple screening liquids that blood centers use to screen for eligibility for donation. If your crit is high enough then the drop of blood sinks. Don't know if you can get a hold of that liquid. ...Read more
Can i crush up an iron pill and put it on my skin to see if i'd be allergic to it? I have to take OTC slow fe from cvs for anemia & i'm scared of a bad reaction.
Very unlikely: Iron is naturally found in your body in the red blood cells, so almost no one is allergic to iron. When you get a bruise, the yellowish color that appears after a few days is iron from the broken down red cells. Iron can be irritating to the stomach. It should be taken with food. People can be allergic to the dye or preservatives in the iron pill, but this is rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a major headache. Otc pills don't help get rid of the pain. What do I do? I had a blood transfusion 5 days ago because of anemia. There is a constant dull pain but every now and then there is a sharp pain.That stops me dead in my track
I : I can't imagine the transfusion you had 5 days ago can be causing your headache now, but i'd be more concerned about why you needed the transfusion in the first place, and see if that is somehow related to your headache. Also, at the risk of sounding stupid, if you're a coffee drinker and missed your morning dose, caffeine withdrawal headaches are the worst! feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)
Can it be dangerous if your ferittin is only 4 ml at age 19 and have had constant anemia for over a year?
I've been on my menstrual cycle for over a month straight. I have symptoms of anemia. How many mg of iron should I take daily?
Two issues: Please see your doctor for the prolonged bleeding to find the cause and have proper treatment. You may take over the counter iron pills 2-3 times a day, as tolerated, take the pills withe meals. See this site for more info on oral iron. http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/iron-supplement-oral-route-parenteral-route/description/DRG-20070148 ...Read more
I got a shot 4 anemia over a month ago yet it still hurts. Just learned the nurse wasnt changing the needles should l be worried or contact someone?
Can it be dangerous if your ferittin is only 4 ml at age 19 and have had constant anemia for over a year? What could be causeing it all to be low?
Low iron: For some reason your iron stores are low - ferritin is the "iron warehouse" of the body. Either u are losing iron (heavy periods?) or not getting enough in your diet. Some vegetarians for example don't eat enough foods with iron in them. Certainly u need this problem to be solved because iron is essential for blood cell production and anemia is no fun. Hopefully your primary doc can figure it out. ...Read more
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