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Help!!!! The skin on my feet is shedding like crazy, it starts to hurt. I put some cream and socks. I have no doctors around, advice?

Florence, ITA
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10 Answers
Lawrence, KS
Is it doing the same on your hands? Did you walk in a shower/locker room/pool area recently cleaned with a chemical?

Florence, ITA
My hands are fine. I don't go out, don't wear shoes and practically don't do anything. It also hurts to step on my left foot :(

Black Canyon City, AZ
I mix neosporin and hydrocortisone ointments in equal amounts and apply to any open areas with a nexcare waterproof bandage over it. Change at least every 12 hours and eval for signs of infection.p

Black Canyon City, AZ
Also in the US I get a special cream made by a pharmacy. Has many ingredients, but includes nifedipine (for blood pressure usually) which I think helps a lot to prevent.

Westerville, OH
I soak my feet in water with Epsom salt as hot as you can stand for at least 30 minutes. Then rub your feet with a wash cloth, pumice stone or something like that & the dry, dead skin will easily come

Westerville, OH
Off. Once dry, apply with a diabetic approved lotion for feet & socks.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
My feet seem to shed a fair bit too ( between the toes) but I get away with rubbing then with my fingers at the end if my shower.

Gibsonia, PA
I read a book about diabetes and it says no matter what you have to wear shoes inside as well as outside

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2004.
Firenze, ITA
I had it to. but after putting cream two weeks it wrnt away!!

Chesterfield Township, NJ
Use organic coconut oil. Works like a dream

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