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How to Relieve Skin Itching (Pruritus) during Dialysis

2014-01-08 11:33

Skin itching or pruritus is a common complaint of dialysis. Knowing the cause of the condition can help the patients to control it better.

Pruritus may occur during or just after dialysis. In some cases, it you may feel it all the time. Itching may occur all over the body or at some body point. The following are the causes of skin itching( pruritus) and methods to relieve it.

High phosphorus levels

In right condition, the level of calcium and phosphorus keeps balanced.A decrease calcium level can elevate phosphorus level, thus trigging skin itch.Meanwhile,it also can contribute to bone disease and joint discomforts.

In this case, medications and some supplements like vitamin D and phosphate binders will be prescribed to lower to lower phosphorus level. It can help relieve pruritus.


Allergy is a common cause of pruritus for dialysis patients, especially those just start dialysis recently.Allergy to the dialyzer,blood tubing or medications may occur during hemodialysis treatment.

If this cause is confirmed, dialysis devices and the medications will be changed. The condition will be relieved immediately.

The above are the causes of pruritus for dialysis patients. You can email to kidneycares@hotmail.com  to get more detailed suggestions for control them.

Apart from the skin itching,dialysis patients may also experience many other complications like infection, low blood pressure, vomiting and nausea etc.

As for the disadvantages of dialysis, many patients with Kidney Failure are eager to find an alternative treatment to dialysis.If the native kidneys can be restored, they will be able to function better.If so,dialysis will not be required.Stem Cell Therapy can restore the impaired kidney tissues and cells to reverse kidney damage fundamentally. You can leave a message below to learn more about the therapy.

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