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What cold remedied are safe for a dialysis patient?

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Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 20 years experience
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 most dialysis patients already have high blood pressure. Coricidin HBP contains medicines that will not affect your blood pressure so this may me a safe option.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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 amount of lemon to Chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. in a covered pot.
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 19 years experience
I love garlic when I have a cold, also fresh fruits high in vitamin C. Ginger ale is the best as well to help an ailing tummy.
Oct 23, 2018

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