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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 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 more
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 more
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
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
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 more
Yes: Diabetics are at increased risk of peripheral neuropathy, which can manifest with numbness, tingling, sharp pain, warm or cold feeling, or loss of sensation. It is directly related to the control of blood sugar and number of years with diabetes. Have your doctor check your hemoglobin a1c and do a neurological exam. ...Read more
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
I just had a vein rupture out of my leg and I want to know if this is bad becuase I got diabetes?
I've got this scab on my leg that doesn't heal (about less than 1 month). I pick on it sometimes. Is this a sigh of diabetes?
Sores on legs: Hello. Thank you for asking this question. Diabetes is diagnosed with a blood test. While there may be signs and symptoms associated with it, the diagnosis is based on blood sugar levels. Sores leaking clear fluid may arise for many reasons. If you have swelling in your legs and poor blood flow, there may be an underlying illness that should be investigated. ...Read more
Vascular disease: Diabetes injures the smallest blood vessels in the body. The vascular system is like a tree and the smallest blood vessels are furthest away from the heart. Like the smallest branches are furthest away from the trunk. The feet and lower legs have small blood vessels. When these are damaged the nerves and muscles cannot get proper blood supply, and therefore cannot get oxygen. Thus pain. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the legs can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Don't know: These symptoms merit a medical evaluation by a doctor to figure out the problem, particularly if recurrent. ...Read more
Would it be common to experience weakness in your legs soon after being diagnosed type 1 diabetes?
No: Normal, no. Tell your dr he may adjust your meds. ...Read more
My mom (55 years old) has diabetes, she's been medicated. Problem is she's feeling numbness on her legs. Is it related?
Probably: Diabetes commonly is associated with peripheral neuropathy, which is damage to the nerves, usually beginning in the ends of the nerves. Diabetes medications and other ways of controlling diabetes can help control and slow down the progression of the neuropathy. There are over the counter (acetyl l carnitine) and prescription (gabapentin) treatments for symptoms related to diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more
I have tingling in my toes that have painful radiating up my leg. I have no history of injury or diabetes. Is this neuropathy?
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What can be done for neuropathy that is not caused by diabetes. There is no pain, just loss of feeling, leg strength and balance.
Many other causes: Search for an answer may be arduous. Emg can sort into categories and appropriate blood and urine studies be provide discovery. Need to classify by fibre size, and presence or absence of inflammation. If, in the end, no evidence of medication or toxin cause, may want to treat symptomatically with drugs such as Lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta, but would not hurt to try metanx twice daily for at least a year. ...Read more