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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Itching Skin in Polycystic Kidney Disease

2014-01-08 11:54

Itching skin is one of the symptoms of polycystic kidney polycystic kidney disease in the advanced stage. That is to say, when you have the feeling of itching, the medical condition may have already deteriorated. If you want to know the exact causes and treatment, please go on reading.

The causes of itching skin in polycystic kidney disease.

Usually, PKD patients will not experience itching skin at the early stage. Once you are troubled by itching skin, your kidney function may have already been damaged.

If the kidney is damaged, it can not work normally. So the waste products will accumulate in blood. Since the kidney cannot discharge the waste products, some will be discharged through skin. The waste products will form crystal on skin and stimulate skin, causing itching skin.

Kidneys fail to balance the electrolyte well. High phosphorus level in blood has a close relationship with itching skin.

Many patients with kidney disease will experience dry skin, especially those who are on dialysis. Dry skin is also a cause of itchy skin.

What is your exact cause? If you do not know clearly, you can ask the online doctor by telling him your illness condition. Knowing your specific condition, he will provide you some personalized treatments.

How to treat itching skin in polycystic kidney disease?

Firstly, you should try to avoid soaps with chemical additives.

Secondly, try to keep the skin clean and wipe the skin with warm water once a day. Do not scratch the skin and prevent infection.

Thirdly, to improve kidney function. Chinese medicine is suggested to take to improve kidney function. In brief, the Chinese medicine is the natural treatment and it can not only relieve the symptoms, like itching skin, but also can improve kidney function by repairing the damaged kidney cells.

If you want to know more details, you can send an email to, the kidney doctor will give you a reply based on your own condition.

Itching skin in polycystic kidney disease will get better if you follow the above suggestions. Do you still have other problems? You are welcomed to leave a message below!

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