1. I had terrible itching on dialysis, and my doc prescribed 300 mg Neurontin (gabapentin). That really helped more than Benadryl.
2. Another good remedy I found was over-the-counter Sarna Sensitive lotion (NOT…"
"Ask your dr for atarax. It's equal to 8 benedryl. Since I started dialysis and now after tx I have lots if skin issues. Hives and itchy sores on back. Creams don't help. My phosphorous was always low. Drs could never figure it out."
"Wow--thanks for all the responses! This transplant community is really supportive & knowledgeable. I didn't realize that phosphorus levels had itching as a side effect. I'm also strangely relieved that itching isn't something…"
"Not eating anything new. I have Celiac's Disease, lactose intolerant and mostly veggies due to protein restriction. My skin isn't dry cause I put moisturizer on all the time and this just started after I got the swelling. …"
"Thanks, Michelle and Katie for your replies! The first thing I thought of was actually shaving, but I haven't changed anything, so it seemed strange. My numbers are good, but I started to panic thinking it could be something medically…"