By riverrat Latest Reply 2017-02-12 17:07:56 -0600
Started 2009-12-02 13:39:07 -0600

does any one know what to do for itching? My Dr. says I am keeping my levels very well and is very pleased with my diet etc. but I have constant itching all over my body and sometimes I have scratched until it bled. Please, any solutions would be hugely appreciated.

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younes elkhoulti
younes elkhoulti 2017-02-12 17:07:56 -0600 Report

Hi dear I have diabetes for little more than five years my whole body is itchy my doctor describes me a cream call actavis. It works so well. I hope that can help get well

lorider70 2014-01-30 12:36:43 -0600 Report

I have the same problem. The itching is really bad at times and nothing I have tried seems to help for long. I too, have been in good control; but this , as well as neuropathy, does not seem to improve with good control.

riverrat 2014-01-30 16:33:09 -0600 Report

I have been using Benidril With pretty good luck and my Dr.prescribed a cream to apply to the worse areas like creases in skin etc. I think it is called clobetesol

London 2009-12-02 23:12:05 -0600 Report

Try Amlactin. A lotion with no perfumes dermotoligist reccommended. I have itched for years but this seems to keep it under control. It runs about 17.00 but well worth it.

kartist1 2009-12-02 19:36:53 -0600 Report

Hon, not sure about the itching… Never experienced that before. Have your doctor look at it for sure. My feet tingle at different times. I try messaging them with a special oinment foot cream.
Take care and God Bless,
Keith G.

PAT L 2009-12-02 19:32:37 -0600 Report

If you look your skin is dry.. Myself I go from dry to oily an back to dry overnite an start to scratch, When the skin goes dry I use a absorbase oil an coat the dry parts an the itch goes away for me. But its pretty commen, an we all need oil on the skin to keep from scratching all the time.. when we go dry.. The Anti Itch lotion is very good also…

Hinboyz3 2009-12-02 14:51:13 -0600 Report

I have that too sometimes so I use the Curel Anti Itch lotion I love it and it truly works for me. Im drinking enough water and my diet is just fine and exercise too. It's funny its always something, isn't it? Hope you feel better soon. Please keep us all informed.

Harlen 2009-12-02 15:11:18 -0600 Report

That works for me too
Best wishes

sweething 2009-12-02 16:20:47 -0600 Report

My doctor told me another anti-itch lotion and to take Benadryl. Can't tell you to take it, but it works for me. Diabetics seem to get dry skin, and that makes us itch. The lotion is Eucerin.

riverrat 2009-12-03 01:26:19 -0600 Report

Thanks to all of you. I will try some of these ideas and see if they work for me. I know I have dry skin. It has always been rather dry but with the diabetes it just got so much worse. I have tried some of the anti itch creams but they didn't work.