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Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura and Itching

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0.84% of the posts that mention Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura also mention Itching (57 posts)
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Treatments such as Prednisone, Hydrocortisone and Kenalog are used both for Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura and Itching.

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is the condition of having an abnormally low platelet platelet count (thrombocytopenia) of no known cause (idiopathic).\n As most incidents of ITP appear to be related to the production of antibody against platelets, '''immune thrombocytopenic p... Read more on Wikipedia

Top Treating Medications

Prednisone
Nplate
Promacta

Itching

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(Pruritus)
Itch (Latin: pruritus) is a Wikt:sensation that causes the desire or reflex to scratch. Itch has resisted many attempts to classify it as any one type of sensory experience. Modern science has shown that itch has many similarities to pain, and while both are unpleasant Sensory system exp... Read more on Wikipedia

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Benadryl
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Prednisone
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What patients are saying about Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura and Itching

57 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
and then has had itchy skin ever since..occassionally itchy...
...ITP with very low counts for 4 months. After a round of prednisone he developed hives and then has had itchy skin ever since..occassionally itchy eyes too, like an allergy.But he never had...
TOPIC: itch? Diagnosed with ITP in 2002. Platelets 9. Had 4...
...2002. Platelets 9. Had 4 Rituxan infusions in 2003. Platelets up over 56 so OK until 2008. Platelets under 20. 4 Rituxan infusions. Platelets up over 56 so OK. May, 2012 platelets at 11. Rituxan 2 ...
it was lupus. I have had ITP, a blood clot in my lung,...
...think this is all in my head? I feel so frustrated. I was so relieved when she said she believed it was lupus. I have had ITP, a blood clot in my lung, and my fraternal twin has lupus as well....
knee that was itchy. The itch went away but there is a hard...
...knee that was itchy. The itch went away but there ...is turning red/purple. The leg aches in that area ...to the touch. I have a 24 year history of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. Is thi...
I get itchy hands when I withdraw from prednisone,...
...not petechiae. Just curious, since you've mentioned dropping really low right after a prednisone taper--did you drop lower than where you started out? I've had the experience more than once...
of help! I had ITP and speen was removed in 1990-could...
...don't take Zertec I itch all the time, my ...great deal of help! I had ITP and speen was removed in 1990-could this all be caused by immune system? I now have to take prenisone when I take ant...
would diagnose ITP by just looking at a rash. It would...
...except it was itchy. You can't diagnose ITP on your own. ...to diagnose it. No doctor would diagnose ITP by just looking at a rash. It would also be unusual to get petechiae on the hands...
to inject. BTW I`ve had ITP for 35 years. Hope everything...
...often wonder if there is some connection between my plt count, stress levels etc. Just like ITP - unpredictable. I don`t know if I have helped and as for Nplate - that is the best thing that has...
the danger zone. I've had ITP for five years this coming...
...to drop platelets back in August. I think between the IVIG, Decadron, and stopping this medication has helped me. My platelets had gone all the way up to 450,000 and then in February dropped down...
forum. My husband was diagnosed with ITP Sept.10. He is 42....
...ITP Sept.10. He is 42. First of all thanks to all of you for all this great info. This has given me such hope and I feel much more at ease. We went through the roller coaster ride of steroids. (pre...
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