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G6pd deficiency

hi..dr..i have a 1/6 mnth old baby boy.he is having a g6pd deficiency and he also b(-)bld group.so we are always worried about his health.dr..plz adviced me how to take care his self..pallavee bhagawati
Hi Pallavee,
Welcome to HCM.
Most important is to take precautions to avoid conditions or medications which might trigger hemolysis. Vaccination against Hepatitis must be taken.
Give him healthy balanced diet with fruits and vegetables included. Folic acid is also beneficial.
In severe cases of...
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hello doc. my child has a g6pd deficiency. when he was 1 month old, he had a diarrhea and the doctor gave him nifuroxazide ercefuryl. and in his 4 month old, he had a cough and cold , and he take a Cetirizine histamed Antihistaminic. Unfortunately i wasn t able to inform the doctor that he has a g6pd deficiency. and it was to late for me to search that those medicine were incompatible with g6pd deficiency. My child is now 5 months old. He is physically healthy but at the back of my mind, I am very worried because of the effect of those medicines he previously taken. Doc, what can you suggest me to do? do i have to bring him to a doctor for any laboratory test?
Hi,
Thank you for your query,
In G6PD deficiency, the effects of the culprit medicines are immediate and on red blood cells by causing hemolysis and jaundice.
Once the drug is stopped or metabolized, the long term effects will not persist.
But with G6PD deficiency, it is always be careful before...
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First off, this question likely suits a someone in the field of blood work (hematologist) or possibly a geneticist, or someone studying in this field.

Some background knowledge first, im 28yr old male of mediteranian decent suffering from g6pd deficiency, i dont consume any legumes although I have had many soy based products with no ill effect (although I do avoid ingesting them on there own as a bean or as soy milk) I have bread which usually contains soy flour as do most other products and have no ill effect on me. so i presume my g6pd deficiency is somewhat mild.

Question time

Can someone with g6pd deficiency take anabolic steroids without having a hemolytic crisis, if so which steroids, what about HGH (somatropin)? if not, why not, a scientific explanation of what occurs when anabolic agents are introduced to a g6pd deficient individual would be much appreciated.

Please note: I'm not interested in an opinion if steroids are good or bad for you or if i should take them, I have no intention on taking them presently I just wish to stay informed, incase they are needed in future to treat anemia, testosterone deficiency etc...

Thank you.
Hi ,

Thanks for your query.

There has been no recorded contraindications to take Anabolic steroids in G6PD Deficiency. But a Doctor's advice is must as all the drug interactions are not studied in detail.

Anabolic steriods are used medically :

1.To treat anemia (low red blood cell count);
2. To...
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Is having a bruise sign of G6PD deficiency among adults? my wife is 29, both of our son have G6PD so I think she has as G6PD as well.
I thought it was now, a 24 hour turn around time is I think too much! Anyway, I will wait for your answers.
She is having bruises now and the severe back pains again with severe head ache. I wonder how this will be cures. I don't want a palliative cure. There must be a way for a total cure on this. Thanks to you all!
I had a time to talk to her now and she gave me more information on how she feels: heavy feeling, as if a heavy thing is on her shoulder, her upper torso/breast portion (not her mammary glands) are aching and her back really hurts as well..Sometimes her arms and legs are getting numb sometimes and having bruises. I hope these information helps.
She also told me that because of her lower back pain, sometimes she can not stand.
And her back feels warm at XXXXXXX even if the AC is on.
And her ears are getting hot as well, as if there is somebody pinching it.
Severe pain is usually felt from lunch till early afternoon then is will be tolerable until it will be severe again from midnight till XXXXXXX
Generally the whole body is painful. radiating from the back.
Hi there.

There is possibility of your wife having milder form of G6PD deficiency. This form is mostly asymptomatic and symptoms are trigerred by various stressors. Then you might see symptoms of hemolysis (breaking down of red blood cells). Having bruises is not a common symptom at all, nor the...
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Doctor my brother (35 years old) is G6PD deficiency patient. We knew just before few years. At present vomiting comes frequently to him. If there is any treatment to him. From the age of 25 till now we transfused 80 units of blood . Whether there is any treatment to stop hemolysis Whether there is any complete cure for G6PD deficiency patient
Hello,
thanks for posting your query.
As your brother is having G6PD deficiency which is an inherited disease causing hemolytic anemia. Vomiting may be due to viremia/ acute viral illness as people with G6PD deficiency are prone to infections. However, there are some drugs and irritants that may...
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my daughter just found out her son has g6pd yesterday. her son is prescribed similat advance milk and it has soy oil and soy letithin and solic acid in it. Is this SAFE?

In layman terms, please give me a list of daily foods (fruits, meats, bread etc.) that can and cannot be eaten. Thank you.
Hi,

Thanks for posting the query.

After going through your query, I would like to comment the following:

1. Your daughter's son has been diagnosed to be suffering from G6PD deficiency.

2. G6PD is the enzyme Glucose-6-phosphatase dehydrogenase.In affected individuals, a defect in an enzyme called...
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How safe is give Gudcef drops and Maxtra drops to g6pd deficiency infant who is 1 month 15 days old.
Brief Answer:
Not contraindicated in normal dosage.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for writing to health care magic.
I can understand your concern.

Why are you using all those medications in a baby of one and half months. For common cold etc try and avoid any mediations as those medications are not...
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I have had an itchy rash on my skin for years; mostly my arms, legs, stomach, chest, its worse when I'm on my cycle that's when the bumps appear. I was just reading about G6PD enzyme deficiency is it possible I have this? I have been to a dermatologist and I take Zyrtec every day for the itching but it has not helped with stopping the outbreaks.
Hi,

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to Healthcare Magic.

After reading your query it appears the possibility of "Urticaria". It is a common condition caused by bursting of allergy producing cells known as "mast cells". As the chemical inside them is released it produces a rash which you...
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