Do you know why dialysis patients have itch? Some dialysis patients complaint about the itch problems and what feels like insect bites during dialysis. Our ONLINE DOCTOR may help you.
Dialysis does not remove all the phosphorus from the blood. Sometimes itching is caused by allergies. If you notice itch occurs at the beginning of dialysis treatments, you could have an allergy to the blood tubing, dialyzer, type of heparin being used. Some dialysis patients, whether they do hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, may experience itch at some point. Some feel itchy all the time, while for others it comes and goes. Many say itch is worse during or just after dialysis treatment. For some people the itching is in one area, while others feel itchy all over. As to the reasons causing itching in dialysis patients, there are three common causes. A common cause of itching is a high level of phosphorus in the body.
As to those dialysis patients who have itching, a renal diet that limits foods high in phosphorous is prescribed. Try to maintain a phosphorous level at 5.5 or less. Antihistamines are used to treat allergies and have helped to relieve itching. Skin care products such as witch hazel and creams with lanolin or camphor may also help relieve itch.
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