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:
- 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