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have you had tests for liver and kidney function?
hello please reply to my question - have you had tests for liver and kidney function?
Thank you for your response. I had basic annual physical-type blood work in April. All came back normal according to the provider.
there are a number of conditions that need to be ruled out here
Liver and Kidney problems are the most important things to be ruled out as they can cause such itching
you need to confirm with your doctor that tests for this were done
dry skin is also an often overlooked cause of such itching
take care to apply moisturizers regularly
autoimmune disorders can be the cause of itching
blood tests like ESR and ANP can rule this out
nerve problems like peripheral neuropathy can also cause such itching
if all these causes are ruled out, then stress/anxiety is the most likely cause
Ok. I will call to confirm that sufficient liver/kidney function testing were done. Will also ask for the ESR and ANP.
this is called idiopathic urticaria, when no specific cause of itching can be found
treatments for neuropathy include drugs like amytriptilline and gabapentin
for idiopathic urticaria, a course of steroids is often helpful
this can be combined with the neuropathic drugs
so basically discuss with your doctor along these lines
regarding cause - liver, kidney, autoimmune disease, dry skin, neuropathy, idiopathic urticaria related to stress
Ok. I will follow up along these lines.
regarding tests - liver and kidney function tests, tests for autoimmune disease, tests for neuropathy
regarding medicines - steroids, neuropathic drugs like amytriptilline and gabapentin,
discussing along these lines should lead to a solution for you
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