Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, or itp, is a blood disorder that affects both children and adults. It is a disease that affects the platelets in the blood. Platelets are what causes the blood to clot. Your bone marrow creates the blood cells, but can’t produce enough to stay at normal platelet levels. No one knows what causes itp blood disorder children, but it has been suggested that it could be because of an illness or after certain vaccinations.
There are many ways that itp blood disorder children can be managed. One way is the removal of the spleen. This should not happen until after other treatments have failed. There are herbal or homeopathic treatments as well. Both of these methods have been shown to work. However, before you try any herbal or homeopathic treatments, you should talk to your doctor or medical professional. Certain medications do not interact with certain herbal treatments and could cause dangerous reactions. However, these treatments are worth looking into as part of a treatment plan.
There are some recommendations that you can use to help lessen the excessive bruising or bleeding that can occur with the itp blood disorder children. Some of these recommendations include avoiding competitive or high impact sports. Things like football, wrestling or soccer where a child can get bruised under the best of situations, can cause bleeding in a child who has itp. Instead, try things like swimming or other sports or similar exercises. You should also avoid giving your child medicines that can thing the blood, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. These are found in Advil or Tylenol. Finally, watch out for infections, especially if your child has had the spleen removed. Having a splenectomy puts one at higher risk of infection and complications.
You can manage itp blood disorder children. It doesn’t have to take over your family’s life. There are many herbal or homeopathic treatments that can be used. There are also traditional medical treatments that you can use in combination with the alternative treatments. Add in some small lifestyle changes, and it is very manageable for anyone who has this blood disorder.