Daily Health Tips: How Come My 4-Year Old Baby With Sickle Cell Anaemia Has Never Had A Bone Pain Crisis?


Q: Good morning Dr. Ketch. I have a son who is genotype SS but had never had any painful crisis before neither has he been transfused before. Is it possible to be genotype SS and still not have painful crisis or low PCV? My son is 4 years old.

A: Wow! That’s awesome! Your son falls into a minority of people with Sickle Cell Anaemia who rarely or never have a crisis. Others may have more frequent crises annually and others just a few incidents throughout their lives.

To help encourage this state of ‘no-crisis’, ensure that your baby stays free from infections. He should get all the vaccinations due at every age. Teach him to wash his hands often and avoid other people’s germs. For more tips on this, please click on this link: https://chatwithdrketch.com/2013/04/15/back-to-school-tool-kit/

A good diet, ensuring your baby takes sufficient fluids daily, vitamin supplementation, keeping your baby warm and dry etc would also help. Watch out for your baby and ensure he does not over-exert himself when playing. Be sure to see your baby’s doctor at regular intervals too.

For more on Sickle Cell Anaemia, please click on this link: https://chatwithdrketch.com/2014/08/20/daily-health-tips-how-can-i-help-my-fiancee-she-has-ss-genotype-and-i-have-aa-genotype/

Have a great night, y’all 😀

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1 Response to Daily Health Tips: How Come My 4-Year Old Baby With Sickle Cell Anaemia Has Never Had A Bone Pain Crisis?

  1. Vivacious says:

    Nice job doc.

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