Itchy arms, legs body parts?

By TsalagiLenape Latest Reply 2012-03-08 15:58:08 -0600
Started 2012-03-07 20:41:13 -0600

Ok my friend and I have at various times itchy arms, or legs or what have you not. I believe its due to the diabetes. However we have yet to find a cure for the ailments we are dealing with. Anyone have any ideas?

19 replies

Jan8 2012-03-08 09:24:51 -0600 Report

I find that Sarna lotion for sensitive skin helps and it is is specifically for itching. The fragrance free is better becuse the normal one has a repulsive smell to me. Itching is a real problem for me and alerts me to a low BG or a high one. Also Sarna is very cooling and comforting.

TsalagiLenape 2012-03-08 12:21:16 -0600 Report

Ah only problem is I have tried that one and it doesnt work. Thank you Hugs

Jan8 2012-03-08 14:17:43 -0600 Report

Well hugs right back at ya Tsal. How about benadryl? Right now it's the only thing keeping me sane.

Jan8 2012-03-08 15:58:08 -0600 Report

i went to an immunologisr and she tod me to take Zyrtec anf zantac.I took it for a few years then it stopped working.I'm just sayin. Hugs to you

Caroltoo 2012-03-07 22:33:41 -0600 Report

I usually work from the inside out. I take alpha lipoic acid (600 mg 2x/day) and Biotin 5,000 mcg (1x/day). I also take a B complex and added zink. The first two are for neuropathy and lowered BG, the second two are for skin issues caused by high BG when I was having pancretitis a few months ago.

Eucerin ointment is great to soothe the surface stuff, but look for a way to deal with the cause.

TsalagiLenape 2012-03-08 04:17:57 -0600 Report

Oic well maybe I can get my biotin later on today. I didnt know abotu the alpha lipoic acid though. I will see what else I need in a bit. I cant use certain creams cause of the way it affects my itching. I will pass this on. Thank you Hugs
P.S. I had to get my tablet of paper so I can write this stuff down. Hugs

pixsidust 2012-03-07 21:31:44 -0600 Report

I found this article and took the sales stuff off of it
Personally I drown my skin in lotions after a hot shower.
I lather head to toe with a home made natural no chemical soap
Then I dry off, lather with a non alcohol lotion
Buff my feet, sand rough edges then re-lotion myself

here is the article

10 Steps to Diabetic Dry Skin Solutions

Diabetes causes dry skin. Your skin becomes dehydrated because the body is using much of its water making urine to remove excess glucose from the blood. Also fluctuating blood glucose levels cause many changes in the skin.

As a diabetic, you are prone to developing more skin problems, because your diabetic condition is constantly breaking down your skin's defenses. You therefore must take a preventative approach in caring for your skin. We are all different, and the key to your quest for dry skin solutions is - a willingness to try various treatments until you find what works best for you. I trust that you will find the following information helpful and informative.

Ideally, You Want To Prevent Skin Problems. Here's What You Do…

1. A good place to start is to follow the directions in the report "10 Steps to Dry Skin Solutions." Click here to request this report

2. Persistent high blood sugar has been associated with dry itchy skin, rashes, skin infections and other skin problems. The best way to prevent or control these skin problems, is to maintain good sugar control.

3. Do not scratch dry or itching areas as you can cause a break in the skin, and set these areas up for infections. To minimize or eliminate the dryness or itching, use an effective moisturizer. Such as Stevens Skin Softener Cream.

4. Potential problem areas are your armpits, groin and the crease below your breasts. Continual chafing could break down the skin, opening it up to infections. Strive diligently to keep these areas clean and dry. Using talcum powder in these areas is helpful.

5. Do not use harsh antiseptics such as mercurochrome, alcohol or iodine to clean wounds. Use hydrogen peroxide and cover the wound with sterile gauze. See your doctor if there is any question in your mind about the care of the wound.

6. Avoid hot showers and baths, and bathe less during the cold dry months. Use a moisturizing soap like Dove. Also keep your house more humid during the cold dry months.

7. As a diabetic, your feet tend to sweat less than normal, causing dryness and cracking

TsalagiLenape 2012-03-08 04:21:08 -0600 Report

I have been working and not checking regularly. I did stop drinking diet soda for now. So will have to rework my eating habits and etc. Otherwise, this is a great article. Thanks :) Hugs

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