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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
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 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
asap: Take him to a dr asap it might be very serious. ...Read more
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