Liver disease itching

Posted by jeanne5009 @jeanne5009, Nov 26, 2018

Does anyone have info or treatments for itching? My scalp and lower back have a very itchy rash. Tried ointment shampoo, antihistamine and steroids…wont go away. I am Stage 4 liver cirrhosis. Dermatologist and PVP are stumped.

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@racing212

I take both of them. I've had it so bad were I woke up a few days later and not know where I was or how I got there

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I took lactulose and rifaxamin and that lessened the episodes in frequency but many times I woke in the hospital. Loss of memory is what got me the most.

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Same here. I'm very forgetful now. If my wasn't attached I'd forget that too

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@gaylea1

@jeanne5009 you may have seen several of my posts on this topic. I have come to terms that there is absolutely nothing that gives me relief. I am also stage 4 but the itching started much earlier. I wish I could be of more help. Several others have tried various remedies that have helped them. Maybe one may be right for you. Best of Luck.

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Ask your doctor about trying Tremfya.

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@mathewsw

Ask your doctor about trying Tremfya.

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@mathewsw, I would like to welcome you back to Mayo Connect. I hope that you are doing well.

I had itching before my transplant, and so I know that members will appreciate reading your post. I had never heard of the drug Tremfya, so I did a quick search and learned that Guselkumab (Tremfya) is an injection is used to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in patients who may benefit from receiving phototherapy (ultraviolet light treatment) or other treatments. Plaque psoriasis is a skin disease with red patches and white scales that do not go away.
Guselkumab injection is also used alone or with other medicines (eg, methotrexate) to treat active psoriatic arthritis,…

Do you have a liver condition along with plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis or other skin condition? Are you using Tremfya and has it brought you relief?

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@gaylea1

I took lactulose and rifaxamin and that lessened the episodes in frequency but many times I woke in the hospital. Loss of memory is what got me the most.

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Hello. I was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis this year. Just finished my transplant workup a couple of weeks ago. I'm going back Monday Jan. 28. It was recommended to me that you would be a good person to talk to. Thanks.

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