What is Pruritus (itching)?
Pruritus is itching and refers to the sensation on your skin which results in a need to scratch. Pruritus is a normal physiological response to protect us against harmful events such as insect bites. However, pruritus is a common symptom of many skin conditions and may also occur without a rash due to underlying health issues or psychological conditions or maybe a side effect of medications. In some people there is no underlying cause and in the elderly it is often due to dry skin. Pruritus maybe localised to one or more body parts or generalised all over. If there is an underlying cause, treating the underlying cause will sometimes lead to resolution of the itching, though often topical treatments, medications or even phototherapy is needed to improve or resolve the itching. Pruritus is extremely distressing and often affects one’s sleep, ability to concentrate, ability to work and one’s quality of life.
How can Dr Sewell treat Pruritus?
Dr Sewell fully appreciates how troubling pruritus is and has the expertise to formulate a highly personalised management plan which may include blood tests, a urine test and a chest X-ray where appropriate, with the aim to restoring your quality of life as quickly as possible.
Pruritus appointments in Surrey and London
Dr Sivanie Sewell offers face to face appointments as well as video and telephone consultations for the treatment of Pruritus. Face to Face appointments are available at Spire St Anthony's Hospital (London), Spire Gatwick Park Hopistal in Horely (Surrey) and Ashtead Hospital in Ashtead (Surrey), convenient locations for the surrounding areas of Cheam, Surbiton, Wimbledon, Kingswood, Richmond, Dormansland, Bletchingley, Virgina Water, Mitcham, Leatherhead, Epsom, Reigate, Redhill and Dorking.
To take the first step to better control of your itching BOOK AN APPOINTMENT with Dr Sewell today.