There are many reasons why we feel itchy all over our bodies. It can range from infections such as onychomycosis, insect bites, and certain foods and medications to changes in important organs of the human body, such as the liver and gallbladder. but why?
Gastroenterologist and Endoscopic Gastroenterologist Camila Marinho Farias, Professor of medicine De Unipê points out that: The liver, bile ducts, and gallbladder are essential organs in the metabolism of bilirubin (the bile substance found in bile), and are involved in its production, excretion and storage.
So there are diseases that can harm the flow of bile, such as calculi (stones), causing the bilirubin pigment to pass into the bloodstream and build up.
“In these cases, the skin and the whites of the eyes can turn yellow. The skin is itchy, the urine will turn dark, and the stool may turn pale. Among the substances in bile, some appear to itch (itch) Because it builds up and stimulates the nerve structures found in the skin, Camilla adds that itching can be intense, generalized, and uncontrolled.
For symptomatic treatment, it is necessary to have control over the underlying disease, that is, what is causing the itch. In addition, general measures such as moisturizing the skin and preventing it from drying out can help. There is also a group of pharmacological treatments that help relieve symptoms and they should be prescribed after evaluation by a specialist and evaluated on a case-by-case basis,” the doctor points out.
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