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Skin Rash in Chronic Kidney Failure

2013-12-24 15:53

Chronic kidney failure is a progressive kidney damage.Skin changes may occur as renal function declines and they are related to the severity and duration of kidney failure.What is the cause of skin rash in chronic kidney failure and how to manage it?

Skin rash and chronic kidney failure

Skin is an important protective organ which plays a vital role in protecting the body against outside harmful substances. A rash skin is generally a mild condition which does not require treatment. However, if it occurs in chronic kidney failure, it may indicate serious problem which should draw more attention. Skin rash in chronic kidney failure is mainly due to the following two causes.

Immune disorder

The immunity is generally very weak among people with chronic kidney failure.Severely,it is too weak to prevent the pathogenic substances from invading into body. Hence, it may lead to skin infection. Skin rash may be a manifestation of skin infection.

High levels of phosphate in blood

Phosphate plays an important role in maintaining bone health.In right condition,kidneys can remove the extra phosphate from body to keep the phosphate in blood at a constant level. However,in chronic kidney failure,kidneys are damaged significantly and fail to remove phosphate from body adequately. High phosphate level will contribute to skin problems.Skin itching and skin rash are common symptoms of skin problems.

How to manage skin rash in chronic kidney failure?

Skin rash in chronic kidney failure can affect the patients’ life quality significantly.Therefore,it is important for the patients to seek an aggressive treatment as early as possible.

Immunotherapy can help deal with skin rash in chronic kidney failure from the underlying immune disorder.Chinese herbal medicines can restore the impaired kidney tissues and cells to enhance renal function remarkably. If so, skin rash in chronic kidney failure will be controlled fundamentally.

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