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How can you treat minor skin problems if you have diabetes?

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Try these tips:

  • Gently wash the area with a mild soap and warm water and pat dry.
  • Cover the irritated skin with a cloth bandage or gauze pad. Secure that with hypoallergenic or paper tape.
  • Keep checking the area to make sure the irritation doesn't get worse.
  • Change the bandage at least once a day.

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

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