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Child with G6PD deficiency, likes to drink natural fruit juices. Does natural food also contain ascorbic acid?

My son has G6PD deficiency and I think he is is getting pale. I want to get him blood sample to be tested but been very busy this Holidays. I was reviewing online coz I might be giving him foods that are not allowed. I saw a post that giving too much Ascorbic Acid can cause hemolysis . He like to drink natural fruit juices lately. Does natural food also contain excessive Ascorbic Acid? I also saw that L il Critters Calcium contains blueberry which is one contraindicated food to him. Should I stop it right away? Thank you so much and Merry Christmas. Regards, Grace
Asked On : Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM,

Natural fruit juices especially citrus fruit juices contain ascorbic acid.
It may be causing the hemolysis of RBCs in your son.
So, stop all these foods which contain the items contraindicated in G-6-PD deficiency.
The list of food items contraindicated in G-6-PD deficiency can be procured from the internet.
Stay in touch with your hematologist.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Fri, 16 Aug 2013
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