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Managing chronic pruritus

Managing chronic pruritus



Time to Complete

0.5 hours


July 8, 2015


November 13, 2017

Programme Description

This article by Dr Jessica Garner reviews the causes and management of chronic pruritus. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include identifying dermatological and systemic causes, drugs that may induce itch, specific treatments and advice on self-management.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article the healthcare professional 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
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Jessica Garner
    United Kingdom

    Test author
Dr Ravi Ramanathan


    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required