Itching is skin tingling or irritation that makes you want to scratch the itchy area.

Programs + Services

Contact Dermatitis Clinic

Tufts Medical’s Contact Dermatitis Clinic in Boston specialize in contact dermatitis treatment and testing, including patch tests. Book a visit or on-line appointment today.
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Research + Clinical Trials

A Multicenter, Randomized, Double blind, Placebo controlled 12 week Study To Evaluate The Safety And Efficacy Of Oral Difelikefalin In Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease Subjects With Moderate to severe Pruritus And Not On Dialysis With An Up To 52 week Long term Extension.

The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of an investigational oral drug called difelikefalin, in reducing the intensity of itching and the impact of itch on your quality of life. The FDA already approved a intravenous(IV) form of the drug to treat moderate-to-severe itchiness in people undergoing hemodialysis. This study continues tests the oral form of the drug in reducing itchiness in people not on dialysis. This study is double blind and placebo controlled, meaning that neither you nor the study team will know if you are assigned to take the real drug or a fake pill. 
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