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This resource must accompany the BSACI EpiPen treatment plan. If your child is experiencing any of the severe reactions on their treatment plan, and they need their EpiPen, follow these instructions: Lay your child down on the floor. If their breathing is difficult allow your child to sit. Do not...

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A resource by Crohn’s and Colitis UK about infliximab.

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A resource by Crohn’s and Colitis UK about biologic medicines.

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A resource by Crohn’s and Colitis UK about vedolizumab.

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A resource by Crohn’s and Colitis UK about adalimumab.

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A resource by Crohn’s and Colitis UK about ustekinumab.

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A resource by Crohn’s and Colitis UK about methotrexate.

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A resource by Crohn’s and Colitis UK about azathioprine and mercaptopurine.

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A resource by Crohn’s and Colitis UK about steroids (corticosteroids).

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What is the most common side effect of treatment? The most common side effect that your child’s treatment causes is bone marrow suppression. The normal activity of the bone marrow is reduced. The bone marrow’s purpose is to produce cells, white cells, red cells and platelets. Following a course...

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What is the DTP vaccine? The teenage booster, also known as the 3-in-1 vaccine, is given to boost protection against 3 separate diseases: tetanus, diphtheria and polio. Why should I have this vaccine? Throughout your childhood you will be offered 5 doses of the tetanus, diphtheria and polio...

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What is the meningitis ACWY vaccine? The meningitis ACWY or ‘MenACWY’ vaccine protects against 4 strains of the meningococcal bacteria – A, C, W and Y – which cause meningitis and blood poisoning (septicaemia). Who is the vaccine for? The MenACWY vaccine is currently recommended for...

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For more information about anaesthetic risks, please see the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) infographic here. The following information below provides more detail about the side effects and risks associated with general anaesthesia in children. Common side effects of general anaesthesia...

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This resource explains about adrenal insufficiency (cortisol deficiency) and how it is treated. It also contains information about how to manage steroid replacement with illnesses, accidents and other stressful events in children. Steroid replacement is vital for your child to grow and develop...

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Measuring control in clinic We will download your blood glucose meter in clinic so that we can look at the results in more detail with you. You should also be able to do this yourself at home. We encourage all patients to set up an account with Glooko and download their meter on weekly...

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Measuring at home Your body works best if your blood glucose levels are not too high and not too low. This makes sure you get the most energy from the food they eat, meaning that they can play sports and do activities to their best ability, and concentrate, to their best ability. People who...

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What is GlucaGen® (Glucagon)? GlucaGen® is a synthetic version of Glucagon a natural hormone which makes your liver release its glucose stores and so raises the blood glucose (BG). It has an opposite effect to insulin. GlucaGen is kept in the fridge and the date needs to be checked regularly. Get...

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What are NSAIDs? NSAIDs are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines. They help reduce inflammation, pain, stiffness and fever. NSAIDs are not a cure. They are commonly used to treat the symptoms of childhood inflammatory arthritis. Higher doses may be needed to help reduce inflammation than are...

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Injection technique Watch the nurse perform the first injection will help you to see the correct technique, the sites and also how to support your child during the procedure. Injecting your child for the first time can be difficult both because it is a new skill but also because it can feel at odds...

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Insulin regimes The most common types of insulin regimes are: Basal bolus regime also known as multiple daily injections (MDI) Insulin pump therapy also known as continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) What is basal bolus or MDI therapy? This is managing the blood glucose levels with insulin...

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What is sapropterin response testing? Sapropterin  is a new way of medicating Phenylketonuria (PKU), which is a rare but potentially serious inherited disorder.  Before using sapropterin regularly, you will be take part in a ‘trial of responsiveness’ as discussed by your PKU team. How...

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What is venom immunotherapy? Most allergies are due to the immune system overreacting to something, such as bee or wasp venom, pollens, or animal dander. Venom immunotherapy (also known as desensitization) is a treatment where we give your child increasing doses of venom to improve the body’s...

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This resource from Medicines for Children is for parents and carers about how to use melatonin in children.

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This resource is intended to provide rheumatology patients with information about the Homecare service. What is Homecare? Homecare is a term used describe companies that deliver medication directly to people’s homes as a more convenient option for patients with long term conditions. Before this...

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