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Itchy Skin and kidney disease

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With the progression of condition, itchy skin seems to torture more and more people with kidney disease. There is no doubt that itchy skin can discount the quality of life to a certain degree.

What is itchy skin?

itchy skinItchy skin is an uncomfortable, irritating sensation that can make scratching irresistible. It seems simple. When you itch, you scratch. But itchy skin can have hundreds of possible causes. Kidney disease can be one of causes of itchy skin.

Why can kidney disease cause itchy skin?

Kidneys play an important role in removing wastes including creatinine, urea nitrogen and some other toxic substances out of body. Decreased kidney function fail to expel these substances and as a result of this, wastes build up in blood. High levels of toxins not only threat other internal organs, but also stimulate skin, which can cause itchy skin directly. Another reason why can kidney disease cause itchy skin is that high level of phosphorus, that is because the impaired kidney function is unable to remove the phosphorus out of body normally.

Lifestyle and home remedies for itchy skin

-Avoid scratching whenever possible. Cover the itchy area if you can't keep from scratching it. Trim nails and wear gloves at night.

-Take a comfortably cool bath. Sprinkle the bath water with baking soda, uncooked oatmeal or colloidal oatmeal — a finely ground oatmeal that is made for the bathtub.

-Choose mild soaps without dyes or perfumes. Be sure to rinse the soap completely off your body. And after washing, apply a moisturizer to protect your skin.

-Use a high-quality moisturizing cream on your skin. Apply this cream at least once or twice daily, concentrating on the areas where itching is most severe.

-Apply an anti-itch cream or lotion to the affected area. A nonprescription hydrocortisone cream, containing at least 1 percent hydrocortisone, can temporarily relieve the itch. A nonprescription oral antihistamine, such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl, others), may be helpful if itching is severe.

-Apply cool, wet compresses. Covering the affected area with bandages and dressings can help protect the skin and prevent scratching.

How to cope with itchy skin caused by kidney disease?

The most fundamental way to deal with itchy skin caused by kidney disease is to enhance kidney function and make kidneys go and work normally again. Nowadays, in clinic Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is commonly used to treat various of kidney diseases. This treatment aims at repairing kidney damage and recovering renal function by a series of special functions. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is based on Chinese herbal medicines, but applied externally. Kidney disease patients do not need to worry about the side effects, that is because all the medicines come from the nature, then chosen and matched by experts according to patients’ specific conditions. With the gradual recovery of renal function, itchy skin can be naturally relieved. If you want to recover your damaged renal function, you can email us to

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