Cutaneous lymphoma experts provide answers to the question: "What recommendations do you have for managing itch?"
Most people with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma or CTCL have itching but few have been successful in finding relief from this symptom. Why aren’t there good drugs available to relieve itch?
For most patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma or CTCL, itchiness, also known as pruritus, can range in degree from a minor irritation to a tormenting sensation that can significantly decrease an individual’s quality of life.
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), including mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome forms, is a complex disease that can cause affected patients to suffer multiple annoying symptoms. Patients and providers alike know that a comprehensive treatment plan must also include a discussion on how to manage the associated aggravating skin symptoms like itch, burning, redness, and scaling.
Cutaneous lymphoma, as well as some treatments for this disease, can make skin dry, itchy, and scaly. Following you will find a variety of tips that can help you with your skin care.