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Why does my dialysis shunt itching during and after dialysis?

Why does my dialysis shunt itching during and after dialysis?

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

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

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


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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

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 more

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Should i be alarmed if my earlobes itches a lot?

Should i be alarmed if my earlobes itches a lot?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my head itches?

Itching of scalp: It is possible you have very dry scalp or dandruff- have your family doctor examine you, . ...Read more

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My vaginal area itches why?

My vaginal area itches why?

Yeast infection: You most likely have a common problem known as a yeast infection. Anti-fungal medications are readily available. ...Read more

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Why does my pearl tongue itches?

Why does my pearl tongue itches?

Pearl piercing?: Some people are very allergic to the metals and materials in tongue piercing. Also, the hole around the piercing can get infected. Allergy and infection can cause the area to itch. Wound induced neuropathy can cause your tongue to itch. In general, tongue piercings put you at risk for many serious and annoying side effects. ...Read more

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Red patch on the skin. It itches.

Red patch on the skin. It itches.

Find the cause: There are a number of causes for a localized rash that itches- ranging from contact dermatitis to local fungus infections to poison ivy - the list goes on. See your physician for an evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more