Dry Skin Information

Dry, itchy, scaly skin is common complaint in dialysis patients. The best way to relieve dry skin is to use a moisturizer. Too much water can cause the skin to dry out. Showering or bathing more than once a day should be avoided to prevent dry skin.

Eczema is dry skin that develops into red, itchy, or painful patches that become cracked. If the skin becomes cracked or broken, infection can develop must be treated by a physician.

For more information on Itchy Skin refer to the Ontario Renal Network Managing Your Symptoms web page, specifically the Itchy Skin resources available.