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The Causes of Itchy Skin in Renal Failure

2014-02-07 19:48| Font Size A A A

The Causes of Itchy Skin in Renal FailureItchy Skin is an annoyed symptoms. Unfortunately, many patients with renal failure are troubled by it. Do you want to know the causes of itchy skin in renal failure? Follow me to find the answers.

Cause 1

Kidneys are responsible for discharging the extra waste products in blood. In kidney failure, kidney function drops greatly. They are no longer able to well finish their works. So the waste products will accumulate in blood. These waste products in blood not only cause damage to the internal organs but also stimulate the skin, causing itchy feeling.

Cause 2

Kidneys also in charge of filtering the extra electrolyte in blood. Damaged kidneys fails to keep this balance. Phosphorus is one of the important electrolyte. But the high level of phosphorus is one of the cause of itchy skin.

Cause 3

When the disease develops into renal failure, not only kidney function declines, but also the overall physiology function declines. The sebaceous gland cannot secrete enough oil to keep water in skin. So the skin will appear to be dry. Dry skin is also a cause of itchy skin. Otherwise, if you are on dialysis, dry skin will be more serious for dialysis can cause dehydration, which will lead to itchy skin.

Tips to relieve itchy skin.

Do not hot water bath. You can keep your skin clean by wiping your skin with warm water everyday.

Do not scratch the skin. Scratching will easily cause infection by providing the environment for germs.

Do not use body cream with chemical substance, which will cause stimulation to the skins.

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