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Diabetes Rash On Legs
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more