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Is There Any Effective Treatment For Itching In Patient With Lupus Nephritis

Is There Any Effective Treatment For Itching In Patient With Lupus Nephritis For patients with lupus nephritis, as their disease progresses, they may have a itching in their skin. And that is a suffering feeling, which can make patients have problem in their sleeping.

Why patient has itching?

Itching can be caused by several major reasons in patient with lupus nephritis.

One is the retention of urea nitrogen, which can cause the shrinkage of patient’s sebaceous gland and sweat gland, and dry skin can make patient have itching.

Another common reason to make patient have itching skin is the hypertension of parathyroid gland caused by hyperphosphatemia. That can lead to the accumulation of calcium in patient’s skin, and parathyrin can also cause the mast cells in patient’s skin to excrete histamine. Both of these changes can cause patient to have itchy skin.

Lupus nephritis patient needs to take many medicines, and some medicines can also cause allergy reaction in patient’s skin.

How to treat itching in patient with lupus nephritis?

For patient whose itchy skin is caused by the allergy reaction that is caused by using medicines, patient should take suing other medicines to replace these medicines, and patient may also need to use medicine of resisting histamine.

If patient’s itching is caused by the accumulation of nitrogen in blood, patient can use some modern Blood purification technic, like plasmapheresis, immune adsorption, dialysis, etc, to remove the excess nitrogen.

If patient’s itching is caused by the hyperfunction of parathyroid gland which is caused by hyperphosphatemia. Patient may need to use vitamin D to increase his calcium absorption and take phosphate binder so that the high level of phosphorus in blood can be corrected, and the hyperfunction of parathyroid gland can also be corrected gradually.

Besides, patient may need to use cooling oil or frozen towels stimulate his skin, so that patient’s itching can be relieved.

In the end, if you have any other problem in dealing with lupus nephritis or other kidney disease, you can contact leave us message, and we are glad to provide you the guidance and information that are necessary for you.

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