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Child diagnosed with G6PD. What special care and precaution needs to be taken?

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My Son (born this year on 22 Feb) has been detected as G6PD Deficient. Is it possible that at age of 1 yr he cana uto recover? What all special care G6PD Deficient Child needs. Thanks for helping on this. Regards XXXXX 0000
Posted Sun, 15 Dec 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 27 hours later
Brief Answer: no it will persist Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX Nd. , a proved deficiency persists with growth also. It is not a major illness if we take some precautions. One has to avoid some drugs like sulpha ,chloroguine ,septrin,etc. Also avoid naphthalene balls use on dress in the cupboards etc. Sometimes any infection can precipitate illness like hemolysis causing anemia. When you find the child pale in colour,you must immediately take him to the doctor and check his hemoglobin. Always inform the doctor about his deficiency. But people live with this Normally and you need not get scared. If he has other sibs also pl test them and also both of you. Good luck God bless Dr. Uma
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Thanks a lot.:-)
Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 3 hours later
Brief Answer: welcome and all the best Detailed Answer: Hi, I have enclosed a list of drugs down below.( wanted to send a link - finally decided to type!) Pl keep a print out of this with you if you do not have one already! Precipitating factors for hemolysis in g6pd to be avoided Drugs Aspirin,sulfonamides, septrin,. Nalidixic acid, chloramphenicol', nitrofurantoin. Antimalarials---- chloroquine. ,pamaquine, primaquine, quinacrine Others------,phenacetin,. Vit k analogues. ,methylene blue. ,probenecid, phenazopyridine. Chemicals .phenyl hydrazine. ,benzene, naphthalene Food . Pl remember fava beans to be avoided( we may not use it much in India) Good luck God bless Dr Uma
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