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JustBad posted:
I want to know if anyone is experiencing intense foot itching. It starts with a little stinging type itch. It then starts to kind of radiate the stinging and itch. The itch becomes intensified and the stinging continues until I scratch it. Even when I apply lotion to the area, the itching and stinging continues for quite a while then subsides. There have been times this itching has awaken me from sleep. I should add, it occurs in different areas. Toes, arch, heel, and ball of foot. I just wonder is this yet another diabetes related thing or what? Is anyone else experiencing this? If so, please advise me on what to do about this.

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xring responded:
I don't know if it's diabetes related, but I just had itching in the big toe. It stopped after 3 days of applying hot water to it.
 
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amanda2581 responded:
YES AND YES i ITCH ON THE TOPS OF MY FEET ALSO ALL OF THE BOTTOM,i HAVE SCRATCHED IN MY SLEEP AND CAUSED ULCERS ON oops sorry caps was on! the tops of my feet and lower legs.I think it is dry skin or the nuropathy in my feet I don,t know but I take benedryl if it gets too bad as directed by my dr. slipper
 
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phototaker responded:
I'm not a doctor, but "maybe" it's neuropathy. Sometimes high sugar numbers can bring that on. You can read up on that on the web. It could also be dry skin.
 
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An_251488 responded:
I wonder if you could try this: I get up and drink two glasses of water. In about 20 minutes, the itching stops. Maybe it doesn't work for anyone else, but it does for me. If it does work, I'd like to know.
 
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