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What causes psychogenic pruritus?

What causes psychogenic pruritus?

Psychogenic itch: Psychogenic itch is a general or localized itch that occurs in the setting of psychiatric illnesses or somatoform disorders. Examples include itch in obsessive compulsive disorders, depression, and delusions of parasitosis. Increased psychological stress may be associated with the development of symptoms. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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What causes itching in renal failure?

What causes itching in renal failure?

Increase urea levels: The kidneys are the cleansing organs through which all the blood flows in and dangerous by products of the body are filtered and removed through the urine. Everything the body needs is returned to the blood from the kidneys. As the kidneys fail, a protein breakdown product called urea builds up, and when high enough builds up in the skin causing itching. Transplant and/or dialysis may follow. ...Read more

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Does pruritus ani usually cause many symptoms?

Does pruritus ani usually cause many symptoms?

Just itching!: Pruritis ani is a descriptive term for its very annoying and bothersome symptoms: itching of the sensitive skin around your anus. Causes vary, but are commonly just irritants like soap, shampoo, body lotion (or scratching!). ...Read more

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Is pruritus ani curable?

Is pruritus ani curable?

Pritis ani cure: Yes, it is curable once you identify the cause. ...Read more

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How can choledocholithiasis causes pruritus?

How can choledocholithiasis causes pruritus?

Bile back-up: Choledocholithiasis, or blockage of your common bile duct can lead to jaundice. When you get jaundice, bile salts are deposited in your skin which cause the itching. ...Read more

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What is aquagenic pruritus??

What is aquagenic pruritus??

Itching with water: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3179019/ For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What is pruritus ani?

Itchy butt: Literally. Causes are typically related to hemorrhoids in adults but in the young , parasitic worm infections can trigger awful nightime anal itch. ...Read more

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Does isoniazid causes hematologic dysfunction?

Does isoniazid causes hematologic dysfunction?

Yes: Isoniazid causes many adverse reactions. Hepatitis is the most feared. It also can cause peripheral neuropathy, fever, skin rashes and hematologic abnormalities among others. ...Read more

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Does reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Does reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Yes, but...: Children born with severe degree of vesicoureteral reflux(vur) sustain kidney damage, namely reflux nephropathy. However, surgical correction of vur and adequate management of urinary tract infections may prevent further damage leading to renal failure. The notion that recurrent utis damage kidneys and result in kidney failure has been overblown. ...Read more

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What causes Hyperkalemia in Addison's disease?

What causes Hyperkalemia in Addison's disease?

Distal tubule: In the absence of aldosterone and its like from the adrenal cortex, the proximal tubule has some mechanisms that ordinarily waste sodium and hang onto potassium. This will get you started. ...Read more

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How are systemic lupus erythematosus, coma & leukopenia related?

How are systemic lupus erythematosus, coma & leukopenia related?

SLE: Is a systemic disease and is a form of vascullitis, which means that there is inflammation in the blood vessels as a result it is a multi-system disease and can affect any organ in the body. When the brain is affected it can lead to changes in mood, psychosis and even coma. Leukopenia is a recognized feature of SLE at some point in the course of the disease. It can affect the kidneys, joints etc ...Read more

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Itching cause by liver disease?

Itching cause by liver disease?

Yes: If liver disease includes a rise in billirubin level, itching can become unbearable. I saw a pregnant woman once with elevated billirubin from pregnancy related liver stasis. Her itching was so intense that she would use coat hangers on the bottoms of her feet until they bled from her scratching. Obviously, the itching can be miserable in this situation. ...Read more

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How does uremia cause fibrinous pericarditis?

How does uremia cause fibrinous pericarditis?

Unknown : No one knows what specific toxin(s) accumulate that can lead to uremic pericarditis - not everyone who has severe uremia will develop it. ...Read more

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Does lupus cause hives?

Does lupus cause hives?

Lupus can cause hives, but this is uncommon: The exact cause of hives in lupus isn't clear. But it may be due to certain antibodies produced by some people with lupus. Sun exposure also may play a role. In addition, some of the medications used to treat lupus may cause side effects that include hives. Individual hives usually last less than 24 hours. Individual hives that last longer than 24 hours may be due to urticarial vasculitis, a condition characterized by inflammation of the small blood vessels in the skin. Lupus is one cause of urticarial vasculitis. Signs and symptoms of urticarial vasculitis include an itching and burning sensation in the affected skin. Unlike hives, wheals caused by urticarial vasculitis may leave behind a bruise. A doctor may confirm a diagnosis of urticarial vasculitis by a biopsy of the affected skin. Treatment of hives may include: Antihistamines, H-2 blockers (cimetidine, ranitidine), Corticosteroids. Treatment of urticarial vasculitis also may include antihistamines, H-2 blockers and corticosteroids, but used for a longer time than with simple hives. Aggravating factors, such as sun exposure, also may need to be controlled. ...Read more

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What anemia causes severe itching?

ANEMIA ITCHING: The most common cause of itching in anemia, is iron-deficiency anemia. ...Read more

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Does dialysis cause dehydration?

Does dialysis cause dehydration?

It can: Dialysis serves two functions. One is to remove some of the toxins in the blood that are no longer able to be removed by the kidneys due to kidney failure. The other is to remove fluid that has accumulated due to the diseased kidneys. If the dialysis prescription is incorrect in relation to the patient's "optimal" or dry weight, too much fluid can be removed and the person can become dehydrated. ...Read more

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Is aquagenic pruritus a recognized condition, disease or allergy?

Yes: Though it is rare, aquagenic pruritis or urticaria is a real condition. A board certified allergist/immunologist can best help you with the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is chronic liver parenchymal disease with cirrhosis; varices and ascites?

What is chronic liver parenchymal disease with cirrhosis; varices and ascites?

This sounds serious: To translate, you have liver cell damage and scarring (cirrhosis), which caused abnormally elevated portal vein pressures which caused venous distention in esophagus (varices). You also developed fluid in abdominal cavity, because of the high portal vein pressure. This imaging study is showing advanced stage of liver disease. You must get a specialist to treat you. ...Read more

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Does renal cell carcinoma lead to chronic renal failure?

Does renal cell carcinoma lead to chronic renal failure?

Not necessarily: Only if both the kidneys have to be removed if cancer on both sides. If only one kidney or a part of kidney only is removed and the remaining kidney is healthy dialysis is not required. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause dermatitis?

Does anemia cause dermatitis?

possibly associated: Anemia itself should not cause dermatitis; however, the cause of anemia may be associated--as an inflammatory process, which interferes with iron absorption. Check with your doctor. ...Read more