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How should I handle minor skin problems like rashes that occur with diabetes?

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  • IGently 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.

From: Diabetes: A Skin-Care How-To WebMD Medical Reference

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American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

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American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

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