How to Diagnose and Treat Pruritus?

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Diagnosis Your doctor may let you have a physical exam and ask your detailed medical history. Other tests you may have including:
  • Blood test.
  • Tests of thyroid, liver and kidney function.
  • Chest X-rays.
Treatment There are different treatment options for pruritus depending on the causes. You may choose:
  • Medications: such as corticosteroid creams, calcineurin inhibitors, antidepressants.
  • Light therapy (phototherapy).
Other itch-relief methods also may be recommended.