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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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It has been suggested to you that your child may benefit from treatment with oral bisphosphonates. This information leaflet is intended to answer some of the questions that you may have. Why does my child need treatment? When we saw your child in clinic their medical and fracture history was...

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What is Adalimumab? Adalimumab is a medicine used to treat a variety of conditions including Crohn’s disease. It works by reducing the inflammatory process in the intestinal tract, making you feel better. Adalimumab is known as a monoclonal antibody. Monoclonal antibodies are proteins that...

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What is isotretinoin? Isotretinoin is from a group of medicines known as retinoids used to treat many skin problems. They are taken from vitamin A. Isotretinoin can only be given by a dermatologist (a doctor who is trained in treating skin problems) and is given for over several months. Your GP...

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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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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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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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Many children with primary immunodeficiency require regular replacement therapy with immunoglobulin (IgG). Immunoglobulin is produced from plasma (blood donations). Immunoglobulin will give your child protection with antibodies against common infections in the UK. This treatment can be given...

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This resource is set of instructions for how to treat your child’s eczema. It is important to follow these instructions and have a routine to help your child’s skin and relive their symptoms. Bathing your child Add a capful of oil to the running water while filling the bath. Your child...

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Flucloxacillin This is an antibiotic which is given to protect your baby’s airway from a bacteria called staphylococcus aureus. This is a common bacteria in young children, so the antibiotic needs to be given 2 times a day for the first 2 years of their life. If this bacteria is found on snot...

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This resource is for parents or carers of children with a diagnosed venom allergy and who are considering undergoing venom immunotherapy. What is venom immunotherapy? Most allergies are due to an over reaction of the immune system to foreign material, such as bee or wasp venom, pollens, or animal...

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What is narcolepsy? Narcolepsy is a long-term condition which causes excessive sleepiness during the day and may disrupt your sleep at night. You can also have sleep attacks where you fall asleep at inappropriate times during the day without any warning. What is modafinil? Modafinil is a type of...

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What is an intramuscular injection? ‘Intramuscular’ is another way to say ‘into the muscle’. An intramuscular injection is a dose of medicine given into a muscle of an arm, leg or bottom. The medicine is put inside a syringe, which has a needle attached to it. The needle...

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What is continuous glucose monitoring? This is a system where the amount of sugar in somebody’s blood is measured automatically. The monitor checks blood sugar every few minutes and stores the data. This means that the person using it can carry on doing what they would usually do during the...

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What is a skin biopsy? A skin biopsy is a short procedure used to take a small piece of skin. This is then sent to the laboratory. Here, they can look at it under a microscope, or grow more cells from it. Why does my child need a skin biopsy? We take a skin biopsy… Continue Reading Skin...

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What is camouflage cream? Skin camouflage cream is designed to reproduce the natural colour of skin which when applied following the steps below can last between 8 and 16 hours before you need to reapply it. The process to apply the cream is a simple 4 stage process: Cleanse It is important to...

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What is an infantile haemangioma? Infantile haemangioma is the most common blood vessel birth mark in infants. It appears shortly after birth and grows rapidly over a period of a few weeks to months. This phase is followed by a period of very slow reduction in the size of the birth mark and a...

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What is an SSRI? Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) relates to how this group of medicines works in the brain. It is a group of medicines which are similar in some ways. It includes the most well known medicine of the group called fluoxetine (also known as Prozac). What are SSRIs used for...

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What is risperidone? Risperidone is a modern antipsychotic medication which is licensed for the treatment of schizophrenia and for the treatment of mania in bipolar disorder in adults. What is risperidone used for in child psychiatry? Risperidone is not licensed for use below the age of 18 years....

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