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Hi I have g6pd deficiency I’m down with a very

Patient: Hi. I have g6pd deficiency. I’m down with a very bad cold. Can you please advise if I should be avoiding using nasacort aq nasal spray and taking chlorpheniramine?

 

 

Symptoms: Running nose, fever, sore throat, excessive phlegm, cough, tiredness

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.I think that you should try non-medical treatment without any drugs. You can try doing s team inhalation with Vicks.This will help you with the sinus infection. Certain medications which cause a person to become hypoxic and cause damages to Red blood cells.If you have to take medications, please talk to a Doctor. Hope this helps you. All the best.

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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