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Skin Rashes From Being Overweight
Is it true if you have skin rash like welts it's due to diabetes I'm overweight but not that big I'm 230 pounds 5"8?
Weight: You are headed for trouble. Your body mass index (BMI) is 35 and the usual BMI should be 20-25. You need to lose weight. With that and your diabetes in mind you must have your doctor refer you to a diabetes educator. You would also be helped by seeing an athletic trainer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more
23 years old, swollen feet and ankles, 50lbs overweight, psoriasis like rash on feet, what can this be?
Venous stasis: You may be developing venous stasis dermatitis caused by chronic swelling in your ankles. It is caused by weight gain and high blood pressure causing the legs to swell. Best to wear compression stockings and elevate the feet and decrease salt in your diet. See primary doctor for blood pressure and weight management. It can be reversed so don't be discouraged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am over weight i shower very often but I have this red burning rash under my belly and wanted to know how to clear it up fast and what it could be?
fungal rash: This is likely a fungal rash. Overweight individuals will have some flesh that hangs over the waist (called pannus). This area remains moist allowing for fungal growth. Other than losing weight, make sure the area is dry (esp after bathing/showering). If during the day it becomes moist and red, try some gold bond powder to keep it dry and hinder fungal growth. If the skin is raw, see a doctor. ...Read more
I have a rash on my lower legs. It looks like broken capillaries. No itching. I am over weight and take meds for blood pressure and a statin?
Telangiectasias: Telangiectasias can be seen anywhere on the body. They are common on the face (nose, cheeks, and chin) and legs (particularly the thighs, just below the knees and the ankles). Telangiectasias are superficial blood vessels in the skin. Treatment is with lasers or sclerotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight loss: If overweight, weight loss w/diet and exercise is important. Don't know what messed up your skin, but may be stretch marks , which are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: 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
Not recommended.: 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
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
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