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What casues body itching whe suffering from diabetes?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Question: i have sugar diabettis my skin itches and savier pain AND HOT my blood count is 325 can this be the cause if not what else could it be i have seen several doctors but with no resaults i have tried cold and hot packs no help stop this itchingi am out of witts pleas help me XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX

Good day.

Yes, uncontrolled diabetes do cause itching in body. Other causes of itching include dry skin and hypothyroidism.

You must use a deep moisturising cream and use only very mild soap .
Avoid hot water showers.

Please do following tests
1) Serum creatinine and Urea
2) ALT, AST, ALkaine phosphatase, Serum bilirubin and GGT
3) Free T4 and TSH.
4) CBC

These are few tests to look at your liver, kidney and thyroid. Liver and kidney problems too can cause itching over body.

I noted that your blood sugar level is 325, which is pretty high.

What medicine are you taking for diabetes? You may need insulin to cotrol your diabetes tightly.

For now, you may please take an antihistamine tablet like " CETRIZINE" or LORATIDINE. It may be available over the counter. It can be taken as once daily dose. Apply deep moisturing lotion over body twice a day.

Hope this helps

Regards
Binu

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What casues body itching whe suffering from diabetes?

Brief Answer: Hello Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX Good day. Yes, uncontrolled diabetes do cause itching in body. Other causes of itching include dry skin and hypothyroidism. You must use a deep moisturising cream and use only very mild soap . Avoid hot water showers. Please do following tests 1) Serum creatinine and Urea 2) ALT, AST, ALkaine phosphatase, Serum bilirubin and GGT 3) Free T4 and TSH. 4) CBC These are few tests to look at your liver, kidney and thyroid. Liver and kidney problems too can cause itching over body. I noted that your blood sugar level is 325, which is pretty high. What medicine are you taking for diabetes? You may need insulin to cotrol your diabetes tightly. For now, you may please take an antihistamine tablet like " CETRIZINE" or LORATIDINE. It may be available over the counter. It can be taken as once daily dose. Apply deep moisturing lotion over body twice a day. Hope this helps Regards Binu