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Irritation: The skin over the shunt may be itching in reaction to irritation from adhesive from tape or from the topical antiseptic used on clean the shunt prior to use. If there is any redness or signs of irritation, see a dermatologist for topical treatment. ...Read more
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
My mother has an impaired kidney with creatinine between 4-5. Has developed severe body itching recently. Any help for itching? Not on dialysis yet
Itching and dialysis: Your mother needs to be seen by a nephrologist to see if she needs to be on dialysis. Itching is one of the indications to start dialysis. I would imagine that your mother is near 60. Have her doctor collect a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance (cc). If the result is < 10 ml/min, she will need to start dialysis and that would stop her itching. Check her serum phosphorus and pth. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe, maybe not...: Skin may itch because it's dry and is crying out for more moisture. But what's the texture of your skin when it itches? What's the color? Does scratching make it stop itching or make it itch more? If moisturizer/lotion gives you no relief, follow up with your doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Polymorphic light: Eruption, which is condition that occurs in reaction to sunlight on the skin, a rash happens and it's itchy, it's not dangerous though, you need to protect your skin by wearing sun-screen, long sleeves and hat, avoid direct sun exposure,Hydrocortisone cream OTC can help with the itching, see a Dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel as if there are little stickers under my skin every where....It itches everywhere. What can this be?
Yes: There are 2 ways to relieve itching-external topical treatment and internal medications. Applying cold compresses or taking cool shower will give some immediate temporary relief. Anti-itch creams such as benadryl, calamine, lanacaine and hdrocortisone will give more long lasting relief. Oral antihistamines will provide the most effective relief. If needed topical treatments can be use while taking oral agent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rectal itching: I assume you are talking about your rectum. Itching and bleeding of the rectum usually means a hemorrhoid. However if it does not respond to treatment for that then it should be examine by a physician. ...Read more
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