Question: My son has FSGS and is taking tacrolimus and losartan. Please tell me which cough syrup I can give him.
Answer: I am glad to answer your question. FSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis) is a primary glomerulonephritis. It means some or part of your glomeruli are damaged. Cold, cough or flu may cause further kidney damaged and should be controlled.
Many cough syrups and cough drop contain sugar. If your son doesn’t have diabetes or diabetes is well-controlled, using these medicines short-term for a cold is usually not a problem. Recommended products are prescribed based on patient’s symptoms such as dry cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, fever or chest congestion. You can send your son’s test report to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message below. Our doctor on duty will reply you within 24 hours, providing you some suggestion for free.
One more thing I want to tell you is that FSGS may recur after infection or cold. There are some natural remedies for FSGS patients to solve the underlying problem. Here is a brief introduction, and you can take it as a guidance for your son.
-Diet restriction. Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis patients should reduce sodium and protein intake. Fluid, potassium, phosphorous and even fat should be limited. Taking enough vitamin is suggested.
-Traditional Chinese Medicine. It can expand blood vessels, fight against inflammation and degrade extracellular matrixes to increase blood circulation. Thereby, glomeruli can get enough blood volume and oxygen to repair themselves effectively. Welcome your consultation!