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I am breaking out with itchy bumps on my upper thigh that is now spreading to my side and the back of my legs. I have diabetes.Would that contribute?

I am breaking out with itchy bumps on my upper thigh that is now spreading to my side and the back of my legs. I have diabetes.Would that contribute?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

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


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Swollen itchy inner thigh?

Swollen itchy inner thigh?

Consider your skin: If this persists it should be examined by your doctor. The most common causes would be irritation, contact with something you are allergic to, or hair follicles that are inflamed or infected. The swelling may suggest deeper tissue involvement such as spread of infection or trauma from scratching. If the thigh feels hot, becomes hot or red, seek medical attention sooner rather than later! ...Read more

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I have incredibly itchy skin on inner thigh. What could it be? How to fix it!

I have incredibly itchy skin on inner thigh. What could it be? How to fix it!

Dry skin vs eczema: Dry skin is the most common culprit of itchy skin. Use a moisturizer that replenishes the skin. My top pics are cerave, cetaphil daily advance ultra hydrating, eucerin professional repair - and if you have eczema cetaphil restoriderm. I see you are on an antihistamine and Hydrocortisone as well - make sure you follow-up with a derm if not improving in 1 week. ...Read more

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Inner thigh is dark with white itchy patches. smells really bad aswell. what can it be??

Inner thigh is dark with white itchy patches. smells really bad aswell. what can it be??

Jock itch: sounds like jock itch or tinea cruris. Wash regularly, air dry the area if possible after washing. Use OTC athletes foot cream twice a day until the rash is gone, then one a day for one more week. Good luck. ...Read more

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Itchy flesh coloured of clustered bumps at my right inner thigh.. its been a month. what is causes it???

Itchy flesh coloured of clustered bumps at my right inner thigh.. its been a month. what is causes it???

If sexually active: you should worry about std such as genital warts or herpes or molluscum contagiosum , If not sexually active infected hair follicles. See your doctor. If you want to shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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If your inner thigh is itchy, how to cure?

Depends on: The cause. If it is a lot the it could me yeast, dry skin or eczema. If hot and localized more likely infection . Doesn't sound like that. It's really hard to give advice on a rash can't see . Could try Hydrocortisone cream from the store . If it's yeast it either won't help or will get worse. Of you are a guy and it is like jock itch try lamasil twice a day, especially if you sweat. Might need md. ...Read more

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