There are a number of skin problems associated with diabetes , especially type 2 diabetes. For some people, skin problems are the first sign of diabetes. Most of these conditions are easily treatable, especially when caught and treated early. Keeping your glucose stable and proper skin care are the best ways to prevent skin problems.
Anyone can get bacterial infections of the skin, however, those with diabetes are more prone to these types of infections. The most common cause of bacterial infections is the Staphylococcus bacteria. They include:
Infections of hair follicles
Infections of the nails
Areas of infections are red, swollen and may be warm to the touch. They are usually painful.
Fungal infections cause rashes that may have small blisters and be scaly. They often are itchy. Fungal infections are most often found in moist folds of the skin, such as between toes and fingers, in the armpit and groin, under t...
As 2008 quickly approaches, you are probably thinking of possible resolutions for the New Year. Along with the usual resolutions of a losing weight and exercising, try adding several that pertain to good skin care. I assure you - these are much easier to stick to than cutting out sweets. It easy to start some new rituals for your skin in 2008 that will help reduce your chances of being diagnosed with skin cancer. An added benefit of my suggested steps (below) is that they will also keep your skin looking healthier and younger. 1. Apply a moisturizer with at least SPF 30 to your face and other sun exposed areas on a daily basis. Your skin will benefit from the moisturizer because the sun, wind, and dry air "suck" the moisture from your skin and leave your skin feeling, and looking rough. And as long as you're using a moisturizer, you may as well use one that has sun protection. These moisturizers are intended for daily use and do not feel like the ol...
Definition A neck lump is any lump, bump, or swelling in the neck. Alternative Names Lump in the neck Considerations There are many causes of lumps in the neck. The most frequently seen lumps or swellings are enlarged lymph nodes . These can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, cancer ( malignancy ), or other rare causes. Enlargement of the salivary glands under the jaw may be caused by infection or cancer. Lumps in the muscles of the neck -- almost always in the front of the neck -- are caused by injury or torticollis . Lumps in the skin or just below the skin are often caused by cysts , including sebaceous cysts . The thyroid gland may also produce a lump, multiple lumps, or swelling in the neck as a result of thyroid disease or cancer. Most cancers of the thyroid gland are extremely slow-growing and often curable by surgery, even if they have been present for several years. All neck lumps in children and adults should be checked immediately. In children, most neck lumps are caused by trea...
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