People with diabetes may have some skin problems, such as dry skin, itching, bacterial infections, fungal infection. These annoying symptoms may make your skin become easily injured. Most of them can be prevented or easily treated if caught early. Keep in mind that keep your skin moisturized is the key to having a healthy skin. Here are several ways to take care of your skin healthily.

General Skincare

  • Take prescribed medication to control blood pressure and cholesterol,
  • During cold or windy weather, use a room humidifier to add moisture to heated indoor air,
  • Avoid very hot baths and long showers because they can dry your skin,
  • Use lip balm to prevent chapped lips,
  • After a bath or shower with a mild soap, rinse and dry thoroughly in every nook and cranny of your body. After that use a standard skin lotion to keep your skin moisturized.
  • Pat skin dry,
  • Drink plenty of water, sugar-free drinks, caffeine-free to keep your skin hydrated,
  • Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which nourish the skin, such as sardines, tuna, salmon, products made from soybeans, walnuts.
  • Take good care of your feet. Choose a pair of shoes that fit you well. Check your shoes for foreign objects, which may cause you soreness or cuts, before putting them on.

If is there any skin problems that you cannot solve yourself, remember to see your doctor right away.

Here are some basic steps to treat your particular skin problems.

For blister

  • Don’t break or pop the blister because the skin the cover it protects it from injection,
  • Wash the wound carefully with mild soap and warm water,
  • Apply antibacterial ointment to the blister,
  • Cover it with a cloth bandage or gauze pad. Secure that with hypoallergenic or paper tape,
  • Change the bandage at least once a day.

For small cuts

  • Gently wash the area with mild soap and warm water,
  • Apply antibacterial ointment,
  • Cover the cut with a cloth bandage or gauze pad. Secure that with hypoallergenic or paper tape,
  • Change the bandage at least once a day.

For minor burns

  • Soothe the area with cool, clean running water,
  • Don’t break or pop any blisters,
  • Gently wash the area with mild soap and warm water and pat dry,
  • Cover the burn with a gauze pad. Secure that with hypoallergenic or paper tape,
  • Change the bandage at least once a day.

Remember to treat cuts immediately and gently after you notice any on your skin. Attend to any red spots, sores and blister in order to treat it right away to prevent them from infection.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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