I know that itching in liver patients is from bile products deposited in the skin. I really had not been bothered by this until last night. I kept waking up all night itching like crazy. Finally, 2 Benadryls got it to stop. I had to search high and low for them, as I was out of the ones usually kept with other OTC meds. Living alone, I can't scratch every itch and it was maddening. I'm wondering if things we ingest might trigger the itching? I normally don't eat beef, but Fri. night I made a beef stew--heavy on the vegetables. I had it Fri. night and again last night. I'm wondering if this might have caused the itching? I also ate more citrus fruit than usual, and wonder if that might be the cause. Or perhaps my cirrhosis is just progressing.
Has anyone had any experience with certain substances triggering the itching?
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll