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Our 3 year old baby had to have a head CAT scan. We are trying to find some good ways to detox her from that. The problem is that a lot of what we read is not meant for a 3 yr old. Or is food (that she is unlikely to eat) or herbs/tea that I am not sure is safe. Anyone know some things we should try or a good place to get that information?

 

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What signs are you seeing that your dd is suffering from the after-effects of the CAT scan?

 

Usually, the best detox for little kids is adequate hydration.

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I would add good all a round nutrition is a great way to support the bodies detox efforts.
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There is no reason because there is no proven detox for CT. You will be just torturing your kid with gross cleansers.


Detox form what? CT does not cause toxin production.

 

IF you child needs CT again, ask the doctor for MRI  so you do not have to accumulate radiation esposure

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OK, so maybe detox wasn't the right word. We want to clear the radiation from her body.

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Ionizing radiation is not a chemical or biological substance, so there is nothing to be removed - so no detoxification necessary. The amount of radiation is low in diagnostics test.  If it was just  one CT, there is nothing to worry about.

 

Repeated exposure is different

 

If some sort of food or bath or cream work, we would not have so many dead people in Chernobyl

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Alenushka-can you tell me why you think so? When we look online there is all sorts of articles saying how dangerous CAT scans can (could?) be. We also find a fair amount about taking kelp or clay etc. Thanks!

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The kelp recommending website are in business of selling you kelp and clay and detox drinks. Whale, Natural News and Mercola are not really scientific sites

 

Go to Pub Med and May Clinic. Talk to your doctors.

 

Repeat exposure to low level radiation can increase cancer risk, it is totally true but kelp will not help with it.

 

What helps with it is not to have unneeded test or switch to MRI

 

yes, CT are overused in US, but one CT for a good reason will have no long term effect on your child.

 

 

I do not know if you talk physics in college but they must of covered ionizing radiation at some point.  IF not, just go to some science website and read it.

 

You have nothing to worry about right now. Enjoy your life in peace.  If you have to do CT again on your child, discuss MRI with he doctor.
 

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I hope you don't mind if I chime in here. My mother is having a cat scan and while we of course are unhappy with the radiation exposure, we are also concerned with the contrast dye.  Are you also concerned with this?  If so, I too would like to know if there"s something that can be done afterwards to lessen the effects of the dye on the kidneys and such.  My grandmother probably had many more CAT scans that you but she currently has only 70% use of only her one kidney because of them.   

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As far as contrast follow the instruction. The post contrast CT instruction sheet usually states "No caffeine or alcohol until you drink 8 cups of water".

 

Also, if you are taking Metformin, you doctor needs to know as they will instruct you on how to stop it before CT and to restart.

 

IF you have kidney issues or elderly, creatinine levels need to be check before CT with contrasts.

 

Talk about risks with your doctor and see if there other test you can do if contrast worries you.
 

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