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.