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Itchy Skin caused by Kidney Failure

2014-05-12 14:28

Itchy skin is one complications of Chronic Kidney Failure. 13%-30% patients will appear this symptoms before dialysis, over half of patients will appear this symptoms after dialysis. Itchy skin is not a life-threatening disease but it affect patients life quality seriously such as sleep and mood, so we should pay attention to it.

Reasons for itchy skin:

1. Dry skin: dialysis can dehydrate patients skin and then appear skin itch.

2. Toxic effect: inadequate dialysis will lead toxic build up in body that can induce skin itch.

3. Allergic reaction

4. Lack of nutrition

5. Bad personal hygiene

Ways to solve this problem:

1. Change patient’s positions frequently, two or three hours is better. Be careful, when you help patients turn to other side you should avoid actions such as push and pull and do not hurt his/her skin.

2. Keep patient’s bed clean and tidy to make sure they can have a better sleep environment.

3. Patients should bath with hot water, rub their back or massage that can prove the local blood circulation and prevent bedsore.

4. Infrared radiation can help to dry wound.

5. Keep a fit diet, each more fresh vegetables and fruits than can balance your nutrition and provide enough energy for you.

6. Form a healthy living habit is also very important, sleep on time, drink some water, do some exercise but not too much and never let yourself too tired.

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