Doctor insights on:
Dialysis And Darkened Skin
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
Increased pigment: Kidney failure often causes increased pigmentation similar to tanning. The mechanism may be related to molecules and toxins that build up and are incompletely removed by dialysis. The pigmentation usually causes no problems. There can also be small deposits of calcium in skin, itching, sores from scratching and other skin problems in dialysis patients that can cause more severe symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: If you mean the site of the needle puncture, it could be a hematoma, blood under skin, which can change colour. ...Read more
Why does the skin of a dialysis patient turn dark and sort of scaly after numerous sessions? Can they take something to prevent it?
My dad is on dialysis from last few weeks he is having extermely itchy skin, is there any way to control it? Any cream ?And what iis the cause of it?
See answer: What is medically termed "uremic pruritus" (up) is quite common in patients with end-stage renal disease on dialysis and can be quite distressing and bothersome. Lack of consensus in precise cause(s). Treatments generally include either topical or oral meds. Topical treatments include skin emollients, capsaicin cream and tacrolimus. Your dad's nephrologist can provide specific recommendations. ...Read more
Can diabetics cause ringing in ears, something crawling on skin, seeing things like bugs? My husband is on diaylisis and has a prosthetic leg and high blood pressure.
Dialysis: In general dialysis patients do complain of dry, darker skin, itching, etc. However one should keep in mind that these are complications of severe kidney insufficiency and result of toxins accumulating in your body. These skin changes are not from dialysis, in fact the whole goal of dialysis is to help and remove these toxins from your body. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Why does your skin darken during dialysis?
- Does dettol cause the skin to be darken?
- Does masturbating causes darken skin tone?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What causes skin to darken?
- Does shea butter darken skin?
- What causes your skin to darken?
- Does shea butter darken your skin?
- Talk to a dermatologist online