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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. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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What to do if I have rash between my legs after having sex with my type 2 diabetes husband?

What to do if I have rash between my legs after having sex with my type 2 diabetes husband?

Hard to say?: This is difficult to say without having a visual on it. My best guess since this cropped up after sexual relations would be that it is a local irritation. This should clear up with some topical 1% hydrocortisone ointment for three or four days. ...Read more

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Hi i have diabetes and have a rash on my hand but i also have it on the very upper part and inside my upper leg it itches so bad please help me reliev?

Hi i have diabetes and have a rash on my hand but i also have it on the very upper part and inside my upper leg it itches so bad please help me reliev?

Antifungal: It is difficult to tell the cause of a rash without seeing it but a common type of rash that is itchy is a yeast or fungal rash. I would first try an over the counter yeast treatment like lamisil (terbinafine) cream (terbinifine). It can take several weeks applying the cream bid to get rid of the rash. If this does not work then I suggest seeing your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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What are diabetes symptoms in the legs?

What are diabetes symptoms in the legs?

Diabetes: Tingling/numbness in feet, cuts/bruises that are slow to heal, loss of feelings in feet due to neuropathy, and dry skin which may peel or crack. ...Read more

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Why in diabetes the legs hurt?

Why in diabetes the legs hurt?

Neuropathy &/or PAD: Two common conditions that effect the legs can occur with diabetes. Neuropathy: nerve damage that typically causes numbness, tingling, and burning in the feet & peripheral arterial disease: blocked arteries in the legs that can cause muscle pain with walking and can contribute to diabetic foot ulcers and poor wound healing. Also consider muscle pain from statin drugs to treat high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Can Diabetes cause Hematoma in the legs ?

Can Diabetes cause Hematoma in the  legs ?

Hematoma: Unlikely but strange things do happen. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. If there is a delay in appointments go to the nearest Emergency facility. ...Read more

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What are other causes of leg/feet neuropathy besides diabetes?

What are other causes of leg/feet neuropathy besides diabetes?

Many: There are so very many causes of neuropathy that space here would simply not allow. However, the most common causes besides diabetes would include alcoholism, toxicity (seen in patients who have been exposed to heavy metals or chemotherapeutic agents and radiation), nutritional deficiencies, genetic, compression, certain arthridites and many more. Some are never sourced and are called idiopathic. ...Read more

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I have been getting pain in my front lower legs while walking. Is this related to my diabetes?

I have been getting pain in my front lower legs while walking. Is this related to my diabetes?

Possibly: There would have to be tests done to determine if the pain is the result of blood vessel blockage or just a muscular reaction to the activity. If it is blood vessel blockage it is most likely related to the diabetes. It can be treated by medication and, sometimes, surgery. If it is muscular a program of physical theray with graded exercises would help. ...Read more

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My husband has been told he has diabetes many years ago. Now, when he drinks a few drinks of soda, he gets a bad pain in his leg, it starts at the top and travels down near his ankle. Can this be linked to his diebetes? He has never followed up with his d

My husband has been told he has diabetes many years ago. Now, when he drinks a few drinks of soda, he gets a bad pain in his leg, it starts at the top and travels down near his ankle. Can this be linked to his diebetes? He has never followed up with his d

Get treated: What you are describing is possibly neuropathy caused by nerve damage from the diabetes. If he was diagnosed many years ago he should get treated. The disease is not going to go away by itself. He waits long enough and the effects will be permanent and spread upward. He's playing with fire by not getting this treated. At the very least, stop drinking sodas... ...Read more

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Please tell me can diabetes cause numbness in legs?

Please tell me can diabetes cause numbness in legs?

Absolutely: Peripheral neuropathy, the fancy doctor words for abnormal nerve function in the extremities, is a well known side effect of diabetes. That's why diabetics have to pay special attention to their feet and legs. You can develop nerve problems and injure yourself and not even not i ...Read more

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How does diabetes cause people to lose a foot or a leg?

How does diabetes cause people to lose a foot or a leg?

Infection: An infection can develop in people who have diabetes and open wounds. If these wounds go untreated they can lead to amputations. The most common cause of amputation in diabetics is neuropathy and poor circulation. If you think you have problem with your feet and you are diabetic seek medical attention by a board certified podiatric surgeon. Visit www.Eastpennfoot.Com for more info. ...Read more

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Diabetes-can you experience a warm sensation in your leg or feet?

Diabetes-can you experience a warm sensation in your leg or feet?

Yes: This is an early presentation of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, which may be delayed or prevented with adequate control of your diabetes. ...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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I just had a vein rupture out of my leg and i want to know if this is bad becuase i got diabetes?

I just had a vein rupture  out of my leg  and i  want to know if  this is  bad becuase i got diabetes?

Let me explain: To have this vein rupture most likely is not serious issue, but treat it with caution, warm compress (moist heat) frequently and be sure that blood sugar under control, if you have any problem, contact you doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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