Tis the season for warming foods, holiday cheer, and… dry, itchy skin? Cold weather on its own can cause skin to be parched and painful, but many kidney patients also complain of dry, itchy skin that accompanies dialysis. This is called uremic pruritis. Itchy skin affects each person differently and can happen during different times of day. Understanding the causes of uremic pruritis can help determine the best way to manage it and bring relief.