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What do you recommend for sickle cell crisis?
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Dr. Susumu Inoue
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Susumu Inoue
Dr. Susumu Inoue
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Linda Wang
Internal Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Linda Wang
Linda Wang
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