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Forum Name: Glomerulonephritis

Question: Itchy Skin!!!! Help!

 kcteach - Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:21 pm

Hi! I'm a 23 yr old woman with chronic glomerulonephritis. I was diagnosed nearly 3 years ago with childhood nephrotic syndrome. I have extremely itchy skin only when I shower. I was hoping someone could explain why and if it's somehow related to my disease. How can I be relieved?
 R. Zein, Pharm D - Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:53 am

User avatar Hello,
As nephrotic syndrome progresses, itchy skin may develop as toxic metabolites, normally filtered out of the blood by the kidneys, build up to harmful levels.

Have you tried to use benedryl (diphenhydramine) or other over the counter anti-itch creams? They might help with your itching.

Thank you and I hope you feel better.


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