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how can you alleviate the itch caused by high bilirubin

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
No: The rash is not due to Gilbert's.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: High bilirubin due to obstruction of biliary tract, i.E, high direct acting bilirubin does cause itching. The itching may be due to bile acids but tha ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
33 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The elevated bilirubin is what causes the itching. The bilirubin is deposited in the skin, that is what makes you yellow, and it itches. There is no ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Something else?: With the pale stools, it's time to consider that perhaps you have a second cause of direct / conjugated hyperbilirubinemia, or that the diagnosis of d ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate): Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate. It neutralizes the bee's venom.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: If his itching is from a liver disease, he will need a medication to bind the bile acid. Consult a gastroenterologist.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it is possible: Yes it is possible sometimes the enzymes are elevated and bilirubin may be normal and patients have itching all over body.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Deck
Dr. Ken Deck answered
47 years experience General Surgery
See surgeon: See surgeon immediately make sure you do not have a bile leak.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Likely unrelated: Your isolated bilirubin of 1.6 may be a normal finding for you (assuming all other liver tests are alright). Hepatitis testing done? Some people can h ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Bacchus
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
Leg lump: could be a new boil that initially swells and stretches skin and itches like zits, could be a fatty tumor, if stays and gets bigger, needs doctor visi ... Read More

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