Dialysis: How to Deal with Dry and Itchy Skin
If you suffer from dry and itchy since starting dialysis, you are not alone. Many patients complain the same problem. What causes dry, itching skin in dialysis patients? How to relive this problem? Here are some useful information for you.
What causes dry, itchy skin in dialysis patients?
- excessive phosphorus. Healthy kidneys work to regulate the blood phosphorus levels. but in patients with kidney failure or ESRD, the kidneys fail to work well. As a result, excessive phosphorous stay in your blood and bind with calcium, leading to itchy skin.
- limited water intake. Dialysis help remove the extra water from your body. And dialysis patients are asked to limit the fluid intake. Both of them contributes to dry skin and trigger itchiness.
-not enough dialysis. Too much or too little dialysis can cause skin problem. You can talk with your doctors and find out whether you are taking the right amount of dialysis.
-allergies and other causes. Sometimes the dyes and fragrances in these products can cause allergic reactions that make skin itchy. In addition, you should to know bath with hot water may also can lead to dry or itchy skin.
Is there any useful tips for itch skin?
- talk to your doctor and find out the cause of your skin problem. Your doctor will help you to plan a right management.
-change your diet. You are suggested to avoid high protein and phosphate in rich foods. And you may expect to relieve from skin problems.
-try TCM therapies. In China, many patients with dialysis adopt TCM therapy as assistant treatment, which can repaired damaged kidney tissues and improve kidney functions. In this way, your better kidneys can help remove more phosphorus and waste products in your body. Want to know more about TCM therapy? You can send your questions to email@example.com. And you can receive a reply within 24 hours.
-Find a good skincare routine, with daily cleansing and moisturizing.
-don’t scratch your skin. It will make your condition worse and even cause infections.
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