By runthe Latest Reply 2016-08-20 12:33:38 -0500
Started 2010-03-24 09:50:03 -0500

Good day DC friends. I have a itching problem that is causing me to scratch all over my back, legs, arms and chest. I have scratch marks all over me with some of them bleeding. have this happen to anyone else? is this a result of being a diabetic? I am at loss of words about this. I hope that someone can tell me what is going on. Dr. appt in june to see my PCP.

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Mrswall08 2016-08-20 12:33:38 -0500 Report

Hi everyone. I'm new to this sight(just joined today). I read yesterday someone applying listerine to the skin. I was itching like crazy and desperate last night to find some calm. I tried it. It worked!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-03-24 21:21:18 -0500 Report

I have been wildly scratching for months, part was due to an out of control yeast infection, the rest due to dry skin—-I have bloody scratches all over my body! I am taking a pill every other day for the yeast—I wash with Dial soap, which helps some, and am now using all kinds of oils/creams, but wash the old applications off so my skin can breathe—hah
Also applies to what "I am doing for myself lately" does SCRATCHING qualify? It is driving me nutsier!!! I tried an itching lotion that is cooling, but wears off—-am trying to drink more water too, I take 150 mg of Hydroxyzine a day for hives and itching, but am still scratching!! eeeeeeKKK—-lol, PR

GabbyPA 2010-03-24 18:05:48 -0500 Report

Mays has offered some great links and insight. So check out those.

I know from personal experience that when my levels are high, my skin gets dry. Winter doesn't help that either. LOL Also, some medications can cause a swelling that makes us itch as well. The skin becomes red and will break easier when this is happening so a calming lotion can help a lot. I would not wait until June. Call your doctor and have him take a look. It could be any number of things related to diabetes or not. It sounds like you need some kind of lotion or treatment to prevent yourself from damaging your skin. You don't want those open scratches to get infected, as that will add another layer of concerns to your condition.

MAYS 2010-03-24 10:33:07 -0500 Report

Itching is and can be a result of diabetes as well as other medical issues, so I won't pinpoint it as the reason for your individual case.
In the case of it being caused by diabetes, sensitive and over\under active nerve activity caused by neuropathy, poor blood circulation as well as dry skin (which is also a problem for diabetics) can possibly be the reason(s) for the itchy skin.

As a diabetic, take everything pertaining to your health and well being serious, contact your doctor and schedule an appointment concerning this and anything else that comes to mind.

Peace of mind, good health and a calm spirit are some of the keys to a happy life, as always, manage your diabetes, control it, don't let it control you !