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what can a dialysis patient take for a cold

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Epsom salt is Magnesium Sulfate and ingesting excess magnesium while on dialysis is not a real good idea. I strongly urge you to talk with your docto ... Read More

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Dr. Jason Kline
18 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Avoid decongestants.: Best to check with your nephrologist for specific advice that is tailored to you. Many cold medicines with decongestants can raise blood pressure and ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cold renedies: Homemade chicken noodle soup can help to mobilize mucus & has an anti-inflammatory effect. Hydrate well with clear broths, water or add a small a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Itching: High phosphorus levels in a dialysis patient can lead to many issues. Usually most patients itch uncontrollably. However over time elevated phospho ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
See below : Prescribing for pts on dialysis can be challenging. Many drugs are not cleared by the kidneys. The drug’s clearance and therapeutic index determine if ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: You will get most pertinent answer for this Q from the treating nephrologist who oversees dialysis, since this doc possesses more clinically relevant ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Dialysis Patients: should take NOTHING in the way of Nutritional additions, Vitamins , Herbals etc etc etc WITHOUT CLEARANCE FROM their RENAL Physician!!! Hope this is ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
10 years experience Family Medicine
Call your: Dr..... Withour more detail i an not provide more, however with what you did provide i would suggest you call your dr or be seen in an ed.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Pritsiolas
21 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Steroids: Patients on dialysis can have low testosterone, especially if they have diabetes. Those patients may be prescribed testosterone (an anabolic steroid) ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Dark skin: The darkening of the skin from dialysis is thought to be due to chemicals that build up in the skin from kidney insufficiency. There isn't much to do ... Read More
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