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How To Stop Diabetic Itch
I have a dark spot on my upper back that feels numb and itches time to time. I'm 34 Hispanic female with history of diabetes?
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
The ball of my big toe itches. Not in the joint or between toes. No rash. No discoloration. No odor. Don't have diabetes. Any suggestions?
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
My husband has a rash or hives all over his face, back and chest. He is a diabetic and has had ramsey hunt syndrome. He is not in pain but is really red and itches. Should be go to ER because the dr's office is closed or will benedryl help if it doesn'
I have pcos and diabetes. I've been noticing my skin darkening in my groin area and it itches and is spreading to my upper thigh. What is it?
Common: Itchy feet are a common symptom in diabetes, such as the diabetes type 2 for which you are taking metformin. It can be caused by a yeast infection, dry skin, or poor circulation. Examine your feet daily to rule out infection. Use mild soap with moisturizer and apply skin cream after bathing. If not improving, see your doctor. Also, make sure to see your specialist eye md for annual eye exams. ...Read more
Possible, but rare: Peripheral diabetic neuropathy, often starting on the feet, can have itching sensation but more often with burning/tingling/pain rather than itching. Often dry skin, eczema (dishydrosis), fungal infections are causes of itching on feet areas. I suggest consulting doc for an examination and test for diabetes, if needed. Good luck. ...Read more
There is itching in all over the body, after itching there is small bumps. I am also diabetic, current level is 84 (fasting) 90 (pp)b?
See your doctor: There could be several factors at work here, especially the swelling. Best to have a thorough exam and workup including labs and ekg by your physician. ...Read more
My leg started itching one day and I scratched so hard it bled. It's healing but taking a while. I'm diabetic so I know it'll be slower too.?
I am mildly diabetic and have thyroiditis. I often have itching & rashes at night. Could out be due to these diseases?
My husband had diabetic neuropathy and for the past 2 mos. Has suffered with severe itching. What can I do for this?
See suggestions: He may have localized irritation due to repetitive skin trauma secondary to lack of full sensation, but the low level itching may well be part of the neuropathy, and may respond to drugs such as lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, cymbalta, etc. Local ointments such as capsaicin, or a Lidoderm patch might also help. ...Read more
I've got borderline type 2 diabetes and have noticed frequent terrible itching in my feet and ankles about twice a month. Is this symptomatic?
Pruritus and DM: "borderline diabetes" is akin to "borderline pregnant". You either are or aren't. You can have 'pre-diabetes' however. Consistently high glucose levels can lead to pruritus, but this sensation can also be a manifestation of diabetic polyneuropathy. You may find that your symptoms parallel your serum glucose levels. See your primary care doctor and ask about a glucose tolerance test to determine DM ...Read more
A 65 yrs female feels heat and itching in her hands and fingers by night mainly, not hypertnsiv or diabetic, what that could be. Thank you in advance?
Hand eczema: You probably have hand eczema. See dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more
I am type two diabetic and started insulin 3 weeks ago. I have had genital itching and swelling since. Should I be concerned?
I have sudden onset intense itching on the bottom and sides of my feet x2 wks. No rash, or differences at all. Recently dx'ed with type 2 diabetes.?
Most probably my father has psoriasis. He's diabetes, renal problems, hyper pigmentation all over body. Recently he's got severe itching. Suggestions?
Diabetes, lupes (in remission) bp, would any of these cause itching of skin, also swelling of feet. 2 weeks now?
For my urine. Always ants get attached. And another thing I ve vagina itching. Do I ve diabetes. Evn my father s diabetic?
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