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How to Treat Extreme Itch for Dialysis Patients

2014-11-23 11:46

Extreme itch can be a common complaint among dialysis patients, there is no doubt that the quality of life can be affected. As a kidney failure patient, if you are on dialysis treatment, in addition how to treat extreme itch can be learnt here, you are expected to learn more about dialysis treatment, and we do believe you will be benefited.

Many people who undergo hemodialysis have itchy skin, which is often worse during or just after the procedure. Dialysis patients have reduced levels of oil produced on their skin, and when that primary protective barrier is removed, itching can continue until moisture is replaced and locked in artificially with creams or oil-based products. Oatmeal baths, cool compresses and cortisone creams can provide short-term relief on a scheduled basis to improve quality of life.

Extreme itch is related to the impaired kidney function in kidney failure patients, so to help patients make kidneys work again by repairing kidney damage and recovering renal function becomes one of methods to relieve skin itching to a certain degree. Also if kidney function can be recovered, dialysis times will be reduced. If kidney function can be increased to about 20%, dialysis will be stopped.

In addition to extreme itch, dialysis patients may also experience other dialysis problems including headache, muscle cramps, sleep problems, nausea and vomiting, etc. These problems become of reasons why more and more dialysis patients want to stop the treatment.

What we want to tell kidney disease patients is dialysis is unable to clean the blood well if there are other types of harmful substances in the blood, after a complete test, the proper blood purification technique will be chosen to clean the blood further, what is more, the kidney damage needs repairing and kidney function needs improving effectively. If you are also agree with this, welcomed to click Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital Videos to learn about those therapies.

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