Health Tip: Coping With Itchy Skin

(HealthDay News) -- Itchy skin may be a warning sign of diabetes. Scratch too much, and you could trigger an infection.

The American Diabetes Association suggests how to manage itchy skin:

  • Talk to your doctor about the causes of your itchy skin. Common causes include a yeast infection, dry skin or lack of circulation.
  • Cut back on how often you take a bath or shower.
  • Be careful to limit bathing when the weather is dry.
  • Wash with a mild soap that contains a moisturizer.
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