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Itchy skin

Kidney & Bladder | Last Active: Aug 12, 2018 | Replies (42)

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@macarl

I get crazy itchy skin at times. The first time this occurred my primary physician just wrote it off as dry skin. I knew that was not the answer so I went to a dermatologist. He told me my histamines were out of whack and then prescribed a low-dose antihistamine. It was amazing what a difference it made! It did make me a little doozy so I took it at night and eventually I started cutting the pill in half in half in then in quarters. I was then able to stop taking it altogether. I hope you find a solution too. Good luck.

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@macarl, I’m interested in your itch problem, which I have as well. You undoubtedly noticed above that a couple of our associates here had itching related to reduced kidney function, and I intend to look into that. The possibility that my immune system’s histamines may be the cause is fascinating. What can you tell me about how your dermatologist identified a problem with your histamines?

@predictable, This does not relate to itching, but I’m going to share anyway. When I was undergoing dialysis prior to my transplant, my nurses recommended a lotion named ‘VaniCeam”. I don’t know if there is a version for itching, but it is a good soothing lotion and made in Minnesota. Rosemary

@predictable and @rosemarya, I also had VaniCream recommended to me several years ago. VaniCream comes in lotion and cream, but I did not get the relief that I found with ‘mentholated’ lotions, and now with Sarna.

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