Uncontrolled diabetes may lead to many skin problems such as diabetic dermatitis, diabetic dermopathy, diabetic neuropathy, and many more. Sometimes, diabetic dermatitis comes first as a symptom that the diabetes is untreated.
It would be useful for you to recognize diabetic dermatitis and other skin problems that may appear if you got diabetes so that you can be more realize aware of the primary cause of any skin problem you suffer from.
Diabetic Dermatitis through Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Diabetic dermatitis normally occurs as dermatitis herpetiformis. This skin disorder is indicated with very itchy skin eruption. It is stinging, itching and intense burning sensation on the knees, elbows, buttocks, scalp and back. It can also be found in other locations depending on the severity of the diabetes. Male young adults and people from North Europe are more likely to catch this diabetic dermatitis.
Diabetic Dermatitis comes into sight like tiny clusters of red pimples. There can also be tiny water blister on the part that you can quickly scratch off giving you burning sensation on the area they will be grow. Even though the names are almost the same, Herpes does not cause Dermatitis Herpetiformis.
Having Diabetes can modify in your small blood vessels. This modification can caused diabetic dermopathy, which usually looks like light tan colored scaly patches. You may see round or oval patches in your skin, which often mistaken as age spots. This skin disorder can frequently appear on the front of both legs.
On the other hand, away from the pigmentation, the patches do not open up, hurt, or tingle. Diabetic Dermopathy does not really need healing because it is usually not dangerous.
Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum
One more skin disease caused by blood vessel modification in diabetes is necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum. This skin disorder is akin to diabetic dermopathy. The differentiation is that the patches formed during this skin disorder less than diabetic dermopathy but they are deeper and larger in size.
Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum usually emerged as a raised dull red area. After some time, it begins to look like a shiny scar that has a violet border. Sometimes, the condition can be aching and itchy, when the spots crack open.