Diabetes symptoms dry skin

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1090423 tn?1286291250 Do i have diabetes , my symptoms are dry mouth , frequent urination , skin sores , shortness of breath and cramping in my legs and arms .
Avatar n tn ) * Dry mouth * Dry or itchy skin * Impotence (male) * Recurrent infections such as groin rash, or external ear infections (swimmers ear) Go see a doctor a get properly tested. Purchase a good quality home glucose test kit. Learn when to test and how often to test.
Avatar n tn If you had dry, itchy skin on your legs, does that mean you could have organ damage or something?
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm hoping a Dr. can help me out. I've had some dry / red skin on the outside foreskin of my penis for a few months now, and it doesn't seem to be going away. At first I thought it was just dry and needed vaseline or other ointment to moisturize it, but that didn't seem to help. I went to the Dr. last week and was given some anti-fungal cream. It's helped bring the redness and rash down, but the skin still seems to be flaky, red and slightly bumpy.
Avatar n tn Are there other symptoms present? Aside from dry skin due to cold weather, pruritus without the presence of rash can be due to certain medications, underlying conditions (diabetes mellitus, liver disease, kidney failure, jaundice, thyroid disorders and even blood disorders), parasitic diseases, irritation from soap, detergents, and clothing. The presence of hemorrhoids, anal fissure, or persistent diarrhea may also lead to itching around the anus.
Avatar m tn PLEASE,I HAVE DRY SKIN THAT SHOWS ON MY CALVES & HANDS.I SUFER FROM DIABETES TYPE 2 SINCE 18 YEARS AGO. I AM OF AFRICAN DESCENT(GHANAIAN).I DO NOT KNOW THE TYPE OF FACIAL CREAM & SERUM TO USE. MY FACE IS OILY AND EXPERIENCE TOO MUCH DEHYDRATION WHICH TURNS MY SALIVA VERY THICK EXPECIALLY WHEN SLEEPING IN THE NIGHT. I TEND TO WAKE UP AND DRINK EVEN WHEN I AM NOT THIRSTY IN THE NIGHT.THAT HELPS A LITTLE BIT ANYWAY,TO AVERT THE INTENSE DEHYDRATION.
Avatar n tn my ancle skin is dead with no fealing and it is now in the bone behind the dry skin? It does not rub anything,I do not know why my ankle skin died and has no fealing,now afecting the bone under the dry skin. It feals like i'm hitting my ancle bone with a hammer off and on. Can you tell me what this could be?
Avatar n tn Diabetes Recent antibiotic use Chronic dry skin conditions such as psoriasis and seborrhea Profuse sweating.' Do discuss these with your doctor and exclude any possible causes in your case. Post us if you need any further information and let us know about how you are doing. Regards.
Avatar f tn I think your worse symptoms are from poorly controlled diabetes. I have noticed that salt and sugar make the dry skin worse and thus the itching. I have noticed that when I let my diet go I have times of such severe fatigue that I go right back to bed in the morning. That goes away if I control my diet and take my meds. I take Metformin and Victoza (which I think is a miracle drug). Metformin, by the way, I just found out, has beneficial effects for the liver.
Avatar n tn Fatigue Weakness Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight Coarse, dry hair Dry, rough pale skin Hair loss Cold intolerance (can't tolerate the cold like those around you) Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches Constipation Depression Irritability Memory loss Abnormal menstrual cycles Decreased libido Here are also some good resources on hypothyroidism: http://www.endocrineweb.com/ http://www.cumc.columbia.
Avatar n tn Your symptoms don't sound typical of diabetes. Without my handy-dandy crystal ball I cannot look into your head and make a determination since you forgot to tell us about your glucose levels, when you test, how long you have had diabetes, your body weight/height, if you are following a diabetic diet, if you exercise daily, and what, if any, medications you are on. You could be experiencing an allergy attack or have some sort of weird infection or have hidden mental issues.
Avatar n tn I'm afraid I have little insight to add to your constellation of symptoms. Your symptoms of dry scalp and hair loss, like those of dry skin are most often limited to the skin, without systemic correlates, so I can't put them together with your other symptoms. The strategy I suggest is to try to tease these symptoms apart instead of lumping them together. If you haven't seen a dermatologist, I think you should.
Avatar n tn Hello, It is true that dry skin can be a result of anemia but various other differentials like thyroid disease,atopic dermatitis,diabetes and dermatological conditions also need evaluation. The mainstay of management is liberal use of moisturizers after washing with luke warm water. Soap should be used minimally. Moisturizers should be reapplied liberally during the day.You can also use a topical cortisone (steroid) cream or ointment like dermacort(hydrocortisone).
Avatar f tn I am a 27 Female who has recently began to have many medical problems (drinking lots of water, blurry vision, headaches, dry mouth, itchy skin, especialy in the groin area, etc.). I initailly thought I had type 2 diabetes since it runs in my family, but all of my tests were normal. I have since been to the Gyno and Urologist and all of my test are still coming up normal (renal ultrasound, colposcopy w/biopsy, blood work, urine cultures).
Avatar f tn For about a month I have had a patch of skin ( about the size of a kidney bean)under my right eye that starts out red, then swollen, then dry, then flakey. The skin will flake off then my eye will be fine for 2-3 days then the cycle starts over again.
Avatar m tn Seems I always awake tired (even after good nights sleep), I have some ED issues that can be quite severe, lots of skin issues like itchy dry skin and recurring jock itch type problems and also general fatigue and headaches at times. After researching these symptoms I have even gone so far as to test for HIV 9 different times out to TWO years post exposure. All tests were negative.
Avatar f tn The first time we had sex, he woke up the next morning with what looked like dry skin. Then the day after that (so two days after sex) he had a red dot (not a bump) and the dry skin. The doctor said it looked like just irritated skin, and to use lotion,no sex for a week, and to come back if it didn't go away. It went away within a day or two. So we waited a week, had sex again, and the exact same thing: dry looking skin, and three red dots (not bumps.
4105307 tn?1369535032 What is the largest safe dose of insulin for a 12 pound cat with diabetes and cushing's disease?
Avatar m tn However, I would still have a urologist do an exam on you just to rule that out--along with trying to see why you are having these dry orgasms. But, getting back to the main part of the question, there is a test that can be done to see if, in fact, you may be experiencing retrograde ejaculation where you urinate through a special cloth after ejaculating. If there is any semen in your bladder, the cloth will catch it, but let the urine pass through.
Avatar m tn This appeared out of the blue in June 2012 (I say out of the blue because I don't take drugs, don't smoke, don't have diabetes, didn't have chemotherapy, and didn't take medicines for long periods of time -besides 1 week of cyprofloxacin in March 2012). I had a sexual exposure in February 2012 with bizarre symptoms exactly 2 weeks later that lead me to think on HIV (a cervical swollen lymph node, neck stiffness and then an urinary track infection), but I tested negative several times.
Avatar f tn she told me to look into hyperglycemia and the symptoms i do have are Frequint hunger, i am always thirst and i only drink water but it never quinches my thirst, i probably pee like 2 times a hour and at least once sometimes twice at night, i also get dry mouth (have chronic chapped lips), dry itchy skin that sometimes my legs (mostly at night) itch so bad that ive actually broken the skin, fatigue, i crave sweets 24/7, i have had yeast infection with reacurrence w/ no apparent reason, and i do
Avatar n tn I've started to get other small crusty dry spots on my skin such as on the back of my knuckles. My lips are usually very dry and often show a layer of dry outer dead skin. When I eat something instead of giving me energy it makes me suddenly tired to the point I have to take a nap. I thought these might be symptoms of diabetes so I had a fasting diabetes test done, but it showed normal results.
Avatar n tn The only reason why one should be tested for diabetes is that either they have symptoms or have a family history of it. Symptoms for type 1 diabetes (Which is a juvenile diabetes) are : Frequent urination, which may be more noticeable at night. Extreme thirst and a dry mouth. Weight loss. Increased hunger (possibly). Sometimes the blood sugar level rises excessively before a person knows something is wrong.
1154802 tn?1266489320 I'm worried I might have diabetes... I have these symptoms: * Sores or bruises that heal very slowly * Dry, itchy skin * Blurry vision that changes from day to day * Unusual tiredness or drowsiness * Tingling and numbness in the feet and hands I am 19 with only my great grandma having diabetes (not sure what type…) I had my fasting blood glucose levels tested over 6 months ago and got 4 which is normal but these symptoms have only started within the last 4 months.
Avatar m tn Daily Headaches (45 days running) Rashes (feet, groin, face, armpit, chest) Dry Skin (Face, Back) Numbness on inside of left big toe (not always noticable, but sometimes) Hands get numb when I sleep My jaw gets numb sometimes too on the left side (tingles then goes back to normal in a little bit) Cold Hands and Feet Frequent Urination White tongue Loss of appetite Loss of energy I went to see my urologist for the urination symptoms and my urine glucose was 118.
368646 tn?1208397487 Hi, It is very unlikely that an allergic reaction produce dry skin instead of a rash. Are there other signs or symptoms present? Dry skin on any part of the body can can cause flaking or cracking of the skin, and unsightly patches of thick/hard skin.
Avatar n tn If test is taken after a meal, it might be around 150. Look for signs like cracked and dry skin on the heels of your feet, the color of the urine (clear means sugar usually), and the frequency of dry mouth. TIPS: Drink about 1/2 gal of water per day. But, not all at once. The body can only absorb so much at any one time. Packaged and processed foods should not comprise more than 30% of the diet... in my opinion, this is probably too much. Get as much rest/sleep as you can.
Avatar n tn I saw a similar question posted previously, but with no Dr. response. I have a rash on my left anlke & dry/peeling skin on my left foot. These 2 conditions have existed for approx 25 years. The ankle rash is not bothersome, but if I happen to scratch it, it will act like a new rash (very itchy). The dryness is mostly constant & covers most of my left foot. Any ideas of the cause of these 2 symptoms? Why only 1 foot & ankle?