With the summer winding down, the dreaded cold and flu season is just around the corner. Parents with children who have a history of kidney disease need to keep in mind a few things during this season of stuffy noses and coughs.
Avoid NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, naproxen, and Aleve.
- NSAIDs are known to decrease blood flow to the kidneys and can cause more damage.
Avoid Pseudoephedrine or any medications that may contain similar ingredients.
- Pseudoephedrine is usually an ingredient for decongestants like Sudafed and is known to increase blood pressure.
Say YES to the flu shot early.
- Children with kidney disease ....