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  1. dr ashraf
  2. Hemodialysis
  3. Monday, 05 August 2013
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How can I treat severe itching in a patient with end-stage renal disease?
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Hello,

Itching in patients on dialysis is challenging. Every patient should of course be optimized in terms of dialysis dose and hyperparathyroidism. We usually begin therapy in this order:

  1. Topical emollients (especially if dry skin is present)
  2. Antihistamines
  3. Low-dose gabapentin (100 to 300 mg given postdialysis)
  4. UV light therapy

Dr. Jordan Weinstein
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