Is sickle cell crisis more severe in sickle cell thalassemia or sickle cell alone?

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.

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Do people with sickle cell crisis have a lot of pain?

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 more...
Depends. It depends on the type of crisis the patient is having. Sickle cell vaso-occlusive crisis or painful crisis can be very painful and depending on the severity of the crisis and the particular patient's pain tolerance, personal coping skills, and pain perception can be severe enough to require hospitalization for pain management. There are other types of crises, though as well. Read more...

Please help! What is the priority nursing intervention for sickle cell crisis?

Do your homework. This site is not a shortcut for you to have your nursing school or health class assignments answered. If you plan to pursue these interests you need to review the course materials and answer in the phraseology and terms common to those sources.Otherwise the instructors will know you did not, and will treat your answers accordingly. Read more...

How can I have a sickle cell crisis without having the anemia?

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 more...
Maybe. I have a few male adolescent patient's with proven sickle cell disease that are not anemic. They have occasional painful crises. Read more...

How can I treat 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 more...
Hydration and meds. Increase your oral intake of liquids. Use pain medications like Ibuprofen and prescribed opioids (codeine, hydrocodone, morphine, oxycodone) around the clock, . Contact your doctor if you do not have access to these interventions, these interventions are not working, or you also have fever with pain crisis. Read more...

What do you recommend for sickle cell crisis?

Go to ED. During a sickle cell crisis, it is best to seek medical attention. This will help rule out other causes of pain (including infection) and ensure you are adequately hydrated. Additionally, a medical team can provide you with the appropriate medications to help with the pain that is often associated with these episodes. 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 more...

Can the enviorment cause a sickle cell crisis?

Yes. Environmental issues can definitely cause a crisis. Cold weather can decrease blood flow causing cells to sickle. Hot weather can cause dehydration, which can lead to a crisis. Certainly environmental issues can lead to respiratory infections, which can lead to a crisis. Read more...

Can I die from sickle cell crisis if I ignore it?

Yes. Sickle cell attacks often result in worsening anemia. This could be so bad as to cause a collapse of the cardiovascular system. It is common place for a crisis to cause strokes, bone necrosis, and severe lung damage, all potentially fatal. Read more...
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 more...