Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP): Prevention
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About Prevention and Immune Thrombocytopenia
You can’t prevent immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), but you can prevent its complications.Talk with your doctor about which medicines are safe for you. Your doctor may advise you to avoid medicines that can affect your platelets and increase your risk of bleeding. Examples of such medicines include aspirin and ibuprofen. Protect yourself from injuries that can cause bruising or bleeding. Seek treatment right away if you develop any infections. Report any symptoms of infection, such as a fever, to your doctor. This is very important for people who have ITP and have had their spleens removed.
Living With Immune Thrombocytopenia
If you have immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), you can take steps to prevent complications. Lifestyle changes and ongoing care can help you manage the condition.
Try to avoid injuries, especially head injuries, that can cause bleeding in the brain. For example… Read more about Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP): Prevention