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Feeling good in your own skin

A surprisingly large number of chronic dialysis patients suffer from the tiresome problems of dry skin and itching.

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The skin is our largest organ – it protects our bodies, helps us maintain just the right temperature, and gives us the sense of touch. When we feel comfortable with ourselves, we “feel good in our own skin”. If our skin is irritated or damaged, it can be very painful.

Itching (or uraemic pruritus) is a symptom that can be caused as a side effect of your kidney disease or dialysis treatment, although the exact cause of itching in dialysis patients is not always clear.

To see how to reduce the possible causes of itching and to get more tips for your skin care click here.

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