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Itchy legs agony

Discussion in 'Diabetes Complications' started by Hibby65, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Hibby65

    Hibby65 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi anyone recommend any quick cures to relieve itchy legs. I know I shouldn’t scratch them but when l do the relief is short lived. They now feel like someone has roughly sandpapered my legs and poured vinegar on them.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    If you have what I have had.

    I bought some Eucerin Urea Repair Foot Cream, which I bought from Boots. It was a little expensive but it works. There seems to be alternatives that are cheaper. But the Urea content helps a lot.

    It’s a bit of a faff putting it on but it does help.
     
  3. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Are you taking Metformin at all Hibby? Some people do experience that.

    If it's driving you bonkers an anti histamine could work short term.
     
  4. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I get this more in the Winter.
    Boots baby cream is as good as anything to moisturise your legs.
    [Other moisturisers are available.]

    Please also note that if you search, for example, for "winter dry skin" you will find that this is a common thing and not directly linked to diabetes.
    Treatment seems to be the same, though.
    Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!!
     
  5. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    When my legs start to itch a warning of dermatitis rearing it's ugly head, I use Antroquoril cream. I also use Cortic DS cream when the skin gets weepy.

    Both of these creams are prescription only.
     
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