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Why does one have severe itching during the night time?

My husband has an issue with itching.. it tends to be more severe at night time.. no rash That s oblivious.. he does have the starting stages of cirrhosis of the liver..( he does not drink anymore) .. this is not a all the time thing it comes and goes- but is worse at night. Any thoughts?
Thu, 29 Sep 2016
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Pruritis, or itching, can certainly come from liver disease. If it is bothering him, a medicine called Cholestyramine might be able to help.
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