Senile Pruritus Pictures - 48 Photos & Images

Pruritus is defined as an unpleasant sensation that provokes the desire to scratch. Certain systemic diseases have long been known to cause pruritus that ranges in intensity from a mild annoyance to an intractable, disabling condition.

Generalized pruritus may be classified into the following categories on the basis of the underlying causative disease: renal pruritus, cholestatic pruritus, hematologic pruritus, endocrine pruritus, pruritus related to malignancy, and idiopathic generalized pruritus.

The signs and symptoms of Senile Pruritus include:

  • Itching
  • Scaly skin
  • It can affect the skin of any part of the body

Treatment strategies that may be adopted in the management of Senile Pruritus include:

  • For mild skin conditions, self-care measures are recommended, such as washing with mild (antibacterial) soap and applying warm compress
  • Application of anti-itch, over-the-counter creams that contain hydrocortisone can provide relief from pain and itching sensation
  • Oral medications: The physician may prescribe oral corticosteroids to reduce inflammation, or antihistamines to provide relief from severe itching sensation
  • Ultraviolet light therapy
  • Follow-up care with regular screening and checkups are important
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