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Causal therapies are not known. The external therapy approaches are generally not very successful. Cooling ointments containing water, shaking mixtures, creams or gels with additions of menthol (menthol-cream 5%) and polidocanol ( R200, R197, Optiderm) are able to slightly reduce itching. Cold showering can also temporarily reduce itching. The efficacy of creams containing nicotinic acid (e.g. Nicodan N or as a formulation(propyl nicotinate ointment 0.1%) has also been reported.
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- Bork,K (2005) Pruritus precipitated by hydroxyethyl starch: a review. Br J Dermatol 152: 3-12
- Hermann J et al (1990) Diagnosis and therapy of persistent pruritus after infusion of hydroxyethyl starch (HÄS). Act Dermatol 16: 166-167
- Murphy M et al (2001) The incidence of hydroxyethyl starch-associated pruritus. Br J Dermatol 144: 973-976
Incoming links (7)Hydroxyethyl starch; Menthol cream 5%; Polidocanol gel, hydrophilic 5% (nrf 11.117.); Polidocanol zinc oxide shaking mixture 3/5 or 10% (nrf 11.66.) [white/skin coloured].; Propyl nicotinate ointment 0,1%; Pruritus after hydroxyethyl starch infusions; Pruritus cum materia;
Outgoing links (15)Antihistamines, systemic; Atopic diathesis; Gels hydrophilic; Glucocorticosteroids; Hydroxycin; Hydroxyethyl starch; Menthol; Menthol cream 5%; Paracetamol; Polidocanol; ... Show all
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