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How to Treat Skin Itching for CKD Stage 4 Patients Naturally

2014-10-31 18:38

how to treat skin itching for CKD stage 4 patientsSkin itching can become a common symptom for CKD stage 4 patients and undoubtedly it makes the quality of life poorer. Here you will learn about not only the cause for skin itching also the corresponding natural treatment.

For CKD stage 4 patients, the common causes of skin itching can include:

-CKD stage 4 means the severe reduction in kidney function, it is the second advanced stage of kidney disease. Because kidneys are unable to work normally, urea builds up in the body, urea frost (crystalline powder) forms in the body surface.

-The increased levels of phosphorus, parathyroid hormone caused by the impaired kidney function.

-Skin itching can become a common side effect of dialysis treatment.

Treatment for skin itching for CKD stage 4 patients

-Apply a moisturizing, high-water content gel, lotion or cream to the body right after bathing while the skin is still damp. Avoid creams or lotions with alcohol.

-Some medicines like hydroxyzine, fexofenadine, diphenhydramine, and loratidine can be used to relieve skin itching.

-Sodium bicarbonate ointment can be applied on body surface to reduce skin itching to a certain degree.

-Some Chinese herbal medicines can reduce skin itching for CKD stage 4 patients without side effects. If you are interested in Chinese herbal medicines, welcomed to email to or directly talk to online doctor.

However, the most efficient treatment for skin itching is to balance the electrolyte levels and increase kidney function. Nowadays, the clinical experience tells that Chinese medicine therapies have obvious effects on repair kidney damage and recover renal function by a series of functions like improving blood circulation, removing blood stasis, anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation, degradation, expanding blood vessels, offering kidneys nutrients, degradation and promoting DNA replication of damaged inherent cells. And usually stage 4 CKD patients still have 50% of possibility to recover renal function and avoid dialysis. Remember that we are here fighting against the disease together with you, so feel free to contact us if having any questions.

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