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Managing chronic pruritus


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Chronic pruritis is a common symptom and may be systemic or dermatological in origin. Management strategies are dictated by the underlying cause. This resrouce reviews the causes and management of chronic pruritus. Key learning points include identifying dermatological and systemic causes, drugs that may induce itch, specific treatments and advice on self-management.


After completing this module, you should be better able to:

  • List the dermatological and systemic causes of chronic pruritus
  • Assess the condition and carry out appropriate investigations
  • Select an appropriate management strategy


Dr Jessica Garner, GP, Worcester

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.