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Why is it that liver problems give you itchy skin?

Why is it that liver problems give you itchy skin?

Toxins: The liver metabolizes medications, hormones and other bodily substances and if not functioning properly, toxins accumulate in the blood causing the skin to itch along with other undesirable effects. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Please help me I have had itchy skin for 20 years and it is so bad now I am going crazy. When this all started I was diognosed with lupous and then a coulple years later liver and then that didn't pan out they just gave me cream. The itching is accross

Please help me I have had itchy skin for 20 years and it is so bad now I am going crazy. When this all started I was diognosed with lupous and then a coulple years later liver and then that didn't pan out they just gave me cream. The itching is accross

I: I am so sorry to hear about your struggle with your skin. Since this has been going on for twenty years, if I recommend something that has been done or tried please forgive me. You need a complete allergy panel specifically for the area you live in. You should request skin and blood allergy testing. Have you tried Atarax (hydroxyzine) pills for itching? How about steroid injections every three months. Acupuncture? Acupressure? A daily anti-histamine won't hurt. Also consider cutting out gluten and monitor for any improvement.
I hope you find relief soon. ...Read more

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My husband is alcoholic and in pain in stoumach when he drinks he also has itchy skin but no rash could this b liver failure?

My husband is alcoholic and in pain in stoumach when he drinks he also has itchy skin but no rash could this b liver failure?

Could be: It might just be alcoholic hepatitis, but it could also be cirrhosis. Alcoholics also commonly get gastritis, or inflammation of the lining of the stomach, so that could be involved as well. The itchy skin does suggest a liver problem. Is he jaundiced (yellow)? He needs help! Please have him see a doctor. ...Read more

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Yellow bruising mostly on arms. Yellow watery diareha. Seeing the color yellow. Some abdomen discomfort. Itchy skin?

Yellow bruising mostly on arms. Yellow watery diareha. Seeing the color yellow. Some abdomen discomfort. Itchy skin?

Yellow: The cause can be something as simple as eating a lot of foods high in vitamin a (carrots, yellow peppers) or as serious as hepatitis or liver cancer. See your doctor for an evaluation of your liver. ...Read more

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Easy bruising yellow skin vomiting, burping, tender abdomen, abdominal pain upper and lower nausea dizziness hiccups and itchy skin. Not feeling good

Get seen now!: Yellow skin is a sign of jaundice due to liver failure. The cause may be obstruction of the bile duct by gallstones, hepatitis, or other diseases, all of which are serious if they cause jaundice. Many of these are treatable, so get seen now and find out what is going on. ...Read more

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What medicines can be used for itchy skin?

What medicines can be used for itchy skin?

Creams and pills: You can also consider taking an antihistamine depending on the cause of the itchy skin. Some to consider are benadryl (diphenhydramine) (but this can make you sleepy) or zyrtec instead of claritin. They are all over the counter.

Itchy skin may also be due to dryness so try keeping your skin well moisturized as well. ...Read more

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What to do for itchy skin! Please help me!?

What to do for itchy skin! Please help me!?

Moisturizing: Most itchy skin is caused by dry skin. Moisturizing on a consistent basis and especially after showering can be helpful. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm suffering from itchy skin?

What to do if I'm suffering from itchy skin?

Dry skin: Is the most common cause of itchy skin. Start with a thick moisturizer like aquaphor, or soy based moisturizers, if you are not better in 6 weeks see Derm for work up of chronic pruritus ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: itchy skin?

Xerosis: Often pertains to skin that is dry and needs a topical moisturizer. ...Read more

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What could cause red itchy skin?

Dryness?: Difficult to answer without exam. But likely dry skin, and best addressed by changing to gentle cleansers and a good moisturizer. If not improved after a week see a derm. ...Read more

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Does dehidration cause itchy skin?

Yes: Drink at least 6-8 8 oz glasses of water per day. Also can add a topical moisturizer. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin quite spotty and red?

I have itchy skin quite spotty and red?

Won't be able to: Diagnose this one on -line. Is that what you are using the Hydrocortisone cream for? Dermatological evaluation is your best bet for accurate assessment and treatment plan. Take care. ...Read more

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There's small bumps and itchy skin, what could it be?

There's small bumps and itchy skin, what could it be?

How long?: If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. If it did not work, see an allergist. There are multiple potential causes for this type of problem. ...Read more

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What causes itchy skin when being overtired? Is it just stress?

What causes itchy skin when being overtired? Is it just stress?

Worse at night: Itching is typically worse at night, because during the day you have your mind on more important things. At night when you go to bed, and have nothing in particular to think about, your itching becomes more noticeable. ...Read more

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My daughter has red itchy skin?

My daughter has red itchy skin?

Dermatitis: She probably has dermatitis but you should see your dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Chlorpromazine tablets for itchy skin?

Chlorpromazine tablets for itchy skin?

Better choices: Chlorpromazine (thorazine) was used primarily as an anti-psychotic. In some countries it's still used for severe itching, but many anticholinergic side effects limit its use. Otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (oral or topical) or zyrtec are both good. H2 antagonists like zantac/axid/ Pepcid also work because they act on a different receptor than benadryl/zyrtec. Topical steroids can soothe itching. ...Read more

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Why had itchy skin rashes at age of 50.

Itchy rash: At 50, your skin may be more dry than when you were younger, use moisturizers daily and if the symptoms continue, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What mind be the causes of itchy skin spots?

Itchy Spots: If the spots appear on a person's face, neck, or trunk the culprit may be acne. Itchy spots that show up on someone's hands or feet may indicate either eczema or psoriasis, or allergy. If itchy spots occur on skin in the genital area, they may be caused by molluscum, lichen planus, scabies, or pubic hair lice. On the scalp, itchy spots may be seborrheic dermatitis or allergy. Medications can itch. ...Read more

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Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Generally not: This is one of those symptoms which can have numerous causes and is impossible to diagnose accurately without a full picture of whatever else is going on. But this does not usually point to influenza. ...Read more

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Can clonazepam cause itchy skin?

Rarely: Itching skin is a rare side-effect of Clonazepam but it may happen. Itching may also occur after stoping clonazepam. ...Read more

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Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Good Question.: "dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin. ...Read more

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It itchy skin normal during pregnancy?

Skin that is being: Stretched can itch. So, when breasts, abdomen, buttocks enlarge - itching may occur. ...Read more

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What causes itchy skin during pregnancy?

What causes itchy skin during pregnancy?

Hormones: Changes in liver contribute to itching. There are several rashes associated with pregnancy, papular pruritic pupp, impetigo herpetiformis, as well as eczema which can worsen in pregnancy. Topical Sarna can be helpful for first line symptomatic treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more