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I have spots of rash covering two or three square inches on my legs, could they be related to diabetes, I have never been diagnosed. 44 male?

I have spots of rash covering two or three square inches on my legs, could they be related to diabetes, I have never been diagnosed. 44 male?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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What's good for dark spots on legs and feet?

What's good for dark spots on legs and feet?

Dark spots: Dark spot removal medications are bleaching creams. Hydroquinone is used to lighten the skin color. Sometimes retinoid and steroids are added to the formula. Regular use of bleaching creams will fade dark spots in a few months. Laser treatment for dark spots is another option for treating dark spots on legs. Laser therapy will kill melanin producing cells, and reduce the appearance of brown marks. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of mosquito bites(dark spots) on legs and thighs.?

How can I get rid of mosquito bites(dark spots) on legs and thighs.?

Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. ...Read more

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How to remove the dark spots in my legs?

How to remove the dark spots in my legs?

Diagnosis needed: Diagnosis is needed. Some dark spots are easy to identify and come with age. Others, represent a skin condition, such as melasma, which would require seeking the help of a dermatologist for treatments. ...Read more

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I've got dark spots on my legs and ankles what does it mean?

I've got dark spots on my legs and ankles what does it mean?

Too many options: This could describe normal "age spots" to brusing to varicose veins to melanoma (not likely) to a systemic disorder. Best bet. See you doctor and sleep well knowing what this really is. ...Read more

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Remedy for baby's dark spots in legs got from insects bites?

Remedy for baby's dark spots in legs got from insects bites?

Don't worry: They will fade over months to a year. There is no need to treat them. If the skin is dry, you can use a moisturizer. ...Read more

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My dad has diabetes his legs are all chapped and getting dark. Is this serious?

My dad has diabetes his legs are all chapped and getting dark. Is this serious?

See your doctor: Lots of diabetics have weak veins which can cause stasis dermatitis and weeping ulcers. This is a benign condition and we typically use compression stockings. Other things to consider include cellulitis (skin infection) and most importantly peripheral vascular disease (blockage of leg arteries). Infection and pvd can be serious. I would recommend having him see the dr. to diagnose it asap. ...Read more

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Why am i getting like dark spots on my legs they look like purple I don't know am worry?

Why am i getting  like dark spots on my legs they look like purple  I don't know am worry?

Need pics : It would be nice to see some pictures of this purplish spots could be bruises could be a sign of early infection to be signs of vascular vein problems this post some pictures. Try adding an image through health tap. ...Read more

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Will my dark, velvety diabetes type 2 spots go away if i lose weight? If not, what can I do?

Will my dark, velvety diabetes type 2 spots go away if i lose weight? If not, what can I do?

Most likely yet: Acanthosis nigricans, the dark spots you're explaining in most instances is a sign of Insulin resistance and high blood sugar in obese and diabetic individuals and with weight loss and control of blood sugar goes away. If it's due to another condition like growth hormone intake, birth control pill or genetics, then unless the condition is treated, it won't go away, i.e. In genetic cases it won't. ...Read more