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Q: Are there any alternative therapies for psoriasis?
A: There are some alternative therapies for psoriasis, but some of these treatments have been tested in very small numbers of people and their usefulness hasn't been proven. However, some alternative therapies can help relieve itching that can result from psoriasis. The disease itself is a chronic skin condition in which skin cells are produced and flake off more rapidly than normal, causing dry and red areas of skin that are covered with silvery scaling. These areas are called plaques. Psoriasis can affect people of all ages, but typically first appears in youth to middle age.
Q: Can diabetes cause skin problems?
A: Diabetes does cause skin problems for some people. Approximately one-third of all patients with diabetes will develop some type of skin disorder covering a range of severity. The disorders can be as minor as localized itching or severe enough to require amputation. It's important to take all skin problems and conditions stemming from diabetes seriously and remember that even a minor cut can lead to amputation of a limb if left untreated.
Dry skin can affect people with diabetes. High glucose levels and frequent urination commonly cause diabetic patients to become dehydrated. Dehydration, in turn, increases the tendency to develop dry skin. Dry skin can then crack and become infected with bacteria or fungi.