It could have been from new meds that I was given. I have been on all of them now a while. ecept the lantus that is new, but this was before that. My derm doc says I have immune system issues too. I have almost lost all my hair. Only on my head. Hair grows everywhere elseCarolina, I've had very high numbers and never had the situation you are explaining. It sounds more like a reaction to a drug or an allergic reaction to the immune system. I know that I do get itchy skin here and there, but typically it will go away without causing inflammation like you are describing. That sounds horrible. What meds do you take, have any of them recently changed or a new drug been added? Have you recently been ill or had an infection of some kind? Could you have had shingles? Let me know. I know many diabetics do have difficulty with psoriasis or very dry skin.
It could be from new meds Carolina. It could also be just aging as well. I know my Mom (was a Type2) had issues with the dry skin and psoriasis in her later years. Again, I have noticed that I get a patch of dry skin right in the middle of my left palm. It is so annoyingl! I typically do not take hot showers (never hot baths anymore); I try to use the coolest water I can, and it could also be from some soaps that will have a tendency to dry the skin out. See if your soap has a high content of alcohol in it. Alcohol dries the skin out. And, keep in mind, diabetics do have compromised immune systems, so your derm doc may just be right. Try to take less showers (I know that sounds gross, but unless you sweat alot, you really can go every other day) and try using sensitive skin products.It could have been from new meds that I was given. I have been on all of them now a while. ecept the lantus that is new, but this was before that. My derm doc says I have immune system issues too. I have almost lost all my hair. Only on my head. Hair grows everywhere else
No shingles thank the lord. My mother had it 2 times & I don't even want that.
I have very very dry skin. I could sit in a vat of oil & it still would be dry. Doc said to not take baths or use hot water. and to have quick showers & not everyday.
IDK but I went downhill in the last few yrs lol
Growing up I had lots of excema especially in the winter. I remember those horrible Rx lotions that smelled like cod liver oil were the only thing that worked. Before I was dx'd with diabetes I got a lot of skin rashes right under the skin. After about a year or so of lower bgs the rash disappeared. I am still senstive to chemicals in detergents, soaps and lotions. You may want to switch to some of the clear hypoallergenic laundry products. They do make a difference. Also try rubbing Coconut Oil on your skin, it really helps.
I also get a few of the same itchy areas, and they are tied to sugar intake. Itchy skin, also called pruritis, is one of the issues related to diabetes. It could also be related to some of the other things that have been mentioned; each person reacts differently to diabetes, penicillin, etc.What is this itchy skin thing I have? I itch in my groin,arm pits and inner arms. At times its pretty bad. It started right after I took penicillin.Its been going on for several months and seem to react to sugar!! sugar brings it on.
I have a dry patch right in the palm of my left hand...which drives me nuts because I wash my hands ALOT (I work in an office where there are many little kids so germs are a problem) and I am also left-handed, so it is really annoying! Try rubbing some coconut oil on your itchy skin. Coconut oil is supposed to have anti-bacterial and anti-virus agents to it, so see if that helps. Just a suggestion.
Yes Strawberry, the same coconut oil that we use for cooking, baking, etc. If you google coconut oil, you will see the many health benefits from it, not just for the kitchen!Coconut oil as in the same stuff we use for cooking, baking etc.? I bought a new brand last week and the smell of it is wonderful! Makes me hungry just to smell it