Just like proteinuria and swelling, skin problems such as skin itching, skin rash and skin infections are often seen in glomerulonephritis patients. These annoying skin changes must affect not only patients’ appearance but also their life quality.
How are skin changes associated with glomerulonephritis?
1. Skin infection: This problem may have a close link with the onset of glomerulonephritis. There is one form of glomerulonephritis called post-streptococcal GN. It usually develops 3-4 weeks after a skin infection or 1-2 weeks after uncontrolled throat infection.
Besides, the use of steroids and immunosuppressants can also weaken patients’ immunity and increase the risk of infections including skin infection.
2. Skin rash: Many types of glomerulonephritis like Lupus Nephritis are caused by deposits of immune complexes. When these substances attack skin, rash will appear in patients’ face, legs, back or other regions. Therefore, this skin change belongs to symptoms and complications of GN.
3. Itchy or dry skin: These problems usually happen when glomerulonephritis has developed into end stage. We also call this condition Kidney Failure. In this case, patients must also suffer from many other problems.
How to deal with skin problems for glomerulonephritis patients?
Now, we have known the causes of skin problems for glomerulonephritis. If you are suffering from one of the above changes, you should take effective treatments to keep your skin health and repair your damaged glomeruli. Of course, the treatment should depend on patients’ illness condition. At present, many therapies such as steroid, immunosuppressant, Immunotherapy, Clear Blood Pollution Therapy and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy are used to treat glomerulonephritis.
To learn which one treatment is suitable for you, you can tell the doctor online more about your illness condition. Therefore, they can give you some personal treatment option.