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Skin Conditions & Diabetes

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by Barbara75, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Barbara75

    Barbara75 Type 2 · Newbie

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    I have red itchy blotches on my lower legs. Does anyone know if these are likely to be Diabetes related
     
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    viviennem Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have a look at the thread called "Red Blotches" in the "Ask a Question" section. There's a good discussion on there on just this subject.

    Viv
     
  3. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    There are a lot of skin conditions that can be caused by diabetes and there are a lot of skin conditions that the non diabetes population can encounter.

    Best to get medical advice and get the right treatment. It may be that you need some emollient or just general advice.
    I would suggest that you do not use scented bath/shower products until you have been seen by your G.P. Try not to scratch as this may spread the rash.

    If you google - skin rashes and diabetes- most sites come up with the ones that are known about.
     
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    Barbara75 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Best to get medical advice and get the right treatment. It may be that you need some emollient or just general advice.
    I would suggest that you do not use scented bath/shower products until you have been seen by your G.P. Try not to scratch as this may spread the rash.

    If you google - skin rashes and diabetes- most sites come up with the ones that are known about.[/quote]



    Thanks for your advice. Have seen GP today, he has prescribed Dermovate. If no improvement after 3 weeks he suggests referral to a Dermatologist
     
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    spaceman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ive also got them there not painfull so ive done nothing
     
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