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Have ESLD and unremmiting itching, couldn t sleep. Have high bilirubin level. What to do?

I have ESLD and have unremmiting itching. I am unable to sleep at night and am able to take short naps during the day. I have tried all the known OTC remedies but to no avail. If this is what I have to look forward forward for the rest of my life it's not much. My bilirubin levels are very high. I am at my witts end. Do you have any ideas or suggestions?

Thank you, Marc
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Itching in the end stage liver disease can be quite problematic , there are quite a few thing tried for it with limited success in some cases.

anti- histaminic like cetrizine, diphenhydramine, loratidine etc can be tried.

some local application lotions a like calamine and soothing agents are useful.

then there are medications like rifampicin and ursodeoxycholic acid.

please consult your doctor to see if any of these work for you.

Answered: Mon, 24 Jun 2013
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