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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes itchy scaly skin patches and leg cramps while having myositis?

please provide help to assist a family member who is a diabetic with myositis and itchy and scaly skin patches. Also, she has some issues at times with muscle leg/feet cramping; and swallowing and thick saliva. What type doctor needs to be seen for best treatment
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
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thanks for writing to hcm
as per the description given the myositis might be the cause of the muscle pain and also difficulty in degluttition.(swallowing)
We must review with a neurologist to look after the neuro muscular problem.Hope the sugar levels are within normal level.Mostly the skin scaling,darkening are due to the chronic elevated sugar levels,we must start a multivitamin with anti oxidants like antoxid.
hope this helps
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