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Can Children with Nephrotic Syndrome Take Tamiflu for Flu

Can Children with Nephrotic Syndrome Take Tamiflu for FluWhen we catch flu, Tamiflu may be prescribed to treat flu symptoms. This kind of medication is an oral antiviral drug that attacks the influenza virus and prevents it spreading inside the body. But after all, children have different medical conditions from adults. Can children with Nephrotic Syndrome take Tamiflu for flu?

Why Nephrotic Syndrome children catch flu frequently?

Compared with adults, children have a low immunity. Besides, the use of prednisone and some other steroids and immunosuppressants for proteinuria also weakens their immune system so that bacteria and virus can invade into their body easily. Therefore, Nephrotic Syndrome children catch flu frequently if they do not take care of themselves.

Tamiflu for children with Nephrotic Syndrome

Tamiflu can reduce the duration of influenza symptoms and it can also reduce the severity of common flu symptoms. Therefore, it may allow children to return to school or other normal activities sooner. But we can not ignore its side effects. More than half the children take Tamiflu suffer from side effects, such as nausea, insomnia and nightmares. Some children even have sudden confusion, hallucinations, or seizure. Therefore, you had better talk with your doctor before you give Tamiflu to children with Nephrotic Syndrome.

What cold medications can be given to Nephrotic Syndrome children?

It depends on the children’s medical condition. If their Nephrotic Syndrome is still active, for example, there is proteinuria and kidney function impairment, almost all cold medications are not suitable for them, because those medications may have renal toxicity, which can speed up kidney failure. If their Nephrotic Syndrome is stabilized, you can use some cold medications for flu. But you had better consult your doctor before using them.

How to prevent flu for Nephrotic Syndrome patients?

-Take off or put on clothes according to weather changes.

-Keep children away from public places especially there is a flu around.

-Accompany the children to do some moderate exercise in the daily, which can help them build a strong immune system as well.

-Follow a balanced renal-friendly diet.

-Choose a comprehensive treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome instead of steroids and immunosuppressants. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Mai Kang Mixture, Medicated Bath and decoction can protect the kidneys from being damaged and promote renal function. They can also make your whole body harmonious and balanced so as to keep flu and some other aliments away.

Can children with Nephrotic Syndrome take Tamiflu for flu? It depends on your children’s medical condition. If you can send your children’s medical test report to igacure@gmail.com, our doctor will give you an accurate answer after analyzing their cases.

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