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Can insulin cause rashes?

It is especially important for people with diabetes to check for skin problems, such as rashes or bumps, in the areas where they inject their insulin. The rash can be red, red-brown, or skin colored. Medical treatment usually is not required, but sometimes a topical steroid medication, such as hydrocortisone, may help.

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Keeping this in consideration, can you get a rash from insulin?

Allergic Reactions As with any insulin therapy, patients taking HUMALOG may experience redness, swelling, or itching at the site of the injection. Generalized allergy to insulin may cause whole body rash (including pruritus), dyspnea, wheezing, hypotension, tachycardia, or diaphoresis.

Beside above, can too much insulin make you itch? Often, the cause of diabetes-related itching is diabetic polyneuropathy or peripheral neuropathy. These are complications of diabetes that develop when high blood glucose levels cause damage to nerve fibers, particularly those in the feet and hands. These are inflammatory substances that can lead to itching.

Herein, can diabetes cause skin rash?

The culprit in fungal infections of people with diabetes is often Candida albicans. This yeast-like fungus can create itchy rashes of moist, red areas surrounded by tiny blisters and scales. These infections often occur in warm, moist folds of the skin.

What is diabetic skin?

Diabetes can affect the small blood vessels of the body that supply the skin with blood. Changes to the blood vessels because of diabetes can cause a skin condition called diabetic dermopathy. Dermopathy appears as scaly patches that are light brown or red, often on the front of the legs.

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