A 52-year-old female asked:
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my mother is facing itching problem after hemo dailysis every time. we are using coconut oil and mustard oil for massage and itching medicine but only 10 percent relif she lost her weight on dailysis she takes proper diet with diet chart.

3 doctor answers
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Dialysis itching: This is a common problem with many causes: medications, allergies, renal failure. Keep an itching diary and see if and meds or foods are related. Show to dialysis team and discuss.
Answered on Jun 19, 2020
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Itching: Per the National Kidney Foundation: "Limited fluid intake: Your dialysis treatment removes extra water from your body, and your limited fluid intake between treatments can cause dry skin and trigger itchiness." REF: https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/dialysis-dry-itchy-skin#:~:text=Limited%20fluid%20intake%3A%20Your%20dialysis,high%20blood%20levels%20of%20phosphorus.
Answered on Jun 19, 2020
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Dialysis: Some patients note increased itching, which is somewhat common with kidney failure, after dialysis. Occasionally the cause is elevated serum phosphorus which dialysis doesn't remove effectively. Google foods "high in phosphorus" & determine if any of these could be eliminated in your mother's diet. Occasionally the dialysis patient reacts to the tubing or medication like heparin used during dialys
Answered on Jun 19, 2020

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