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Diabetic Skin Conditions: How to treat them

30th December 2014

Even when following strict diets, many diabetics can unfortunately develop specific skin conditions. Consequently, it is important to notice and treat your skin conditions early in order to successfully avoid break outs in the future.

Here are 5 conditions you could develop with diabetes:

1 Bacterial Infection

Bacterial infections mostly appear around your fingers and toe nails, in the form of styes, boils or even in your hair follicles. To eliminate them, seeing a doctor is highly recommended as the best solution as they will be able to prescribe the best treatment for you.

2. Fungal Infection

Fungal infections develop into Candida Albicans which are defined to be fungus that grow both as yeast and filamentous cells that involve itchy rashes, forming blisters and scales. To recover from this type of infection, remedies such as antifungal cream and applying a drying powder will help you to make it vanish.

3. Acanthosis Nigricans

This kind of infection is visible as a tan or brown patch around your armpits, groin and on the side of your neck. It affects more often very overweight people and therefore one way to avoid Acanthosis Nigricans is by losing weight and using some creams

4. Diabetic Dermopathy

Diabetic Dermopathy is a general skin condition you develop when having diabetes. They're appearing as light brown or scaly oval or circular patches. They are often mistaken for age spots and you are most likely to first find them on the front of your legs. The patches do not itch or hurt and unfortunately there is no particular treatment that will cure Diabetic Dermopathy.

5. Diabetic Blisters (Bullosis Diabeticorum)

Having blisters is quite rare for diabetics but are still possible and most likely to occur when for people suffering from diabetic neuropathy. Indeed, they can appear on your feet, toes, hands, fingers and even on your forearms and legs. They look like burn blisters, do not hurt and cure by themselves in three weeks. The one and only remedy for this kind of infection is by controlling your blood sugar levels.

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