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How to Prevent Itchy Athlete’s Foot When You Have Diabetes

How to Prevent Itchy Athlete’s Foot When You Have Diabetes
Diabetes causes a wide range of changes in how the body functions, including cardiovascular issues that affect the skin and feet. Those changes make you more susceptible to the notorious and itchy athlete’s foot. As the name implies, this fungal infection is usually associated with sweaty feet in locker rooms. You can prevent a bout of athlete’s foot by consistently caring for your feet (and skin on the feet) and being prepared in conditions where athlete’s foot thrives.

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How to Reduce Painful Chafing Around Your Residual and Prosthesis

How to Reduce Painful Chafing Around Your Residual and Prosthesis

For people with amputations, the combination of a prosthesis with heat and perspiration equals chafing. Whether it’s a change in the weather or an increase in daily activity, painful chafing on your residual and around your prosthesis can put a stop to your favorite activities (or at least make them...

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How to Stop (and Treat) Chafing When You Run

How to Stop (and Treat) Chafing When You Run

Running and chafing go together, unfortunately. The heat, sweat, and friction of physical exertion combined with the repetitive motion of running put delicate skin to the test. Chafing can get bad enough to slow your pace or even sideline you from a race. Treatment and prevention, especially for long-distance runners,...

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How to Clean (and Maintain) Your Prosthesis Liner

How to Clean (and Maintain) Your Prosthesis Liner

The environment inside your prosthesis liner can either help or hinder your comfort and mobility. A prosthesis liner stays in close contact with the skin for hours. During that time, moisture, heat, and friction create opportunities for irritation and infection. A clean liner and equally clean skin can prevent painful,...

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11 Winter Skin Care Tips for People with Diabetes

11 Winter Skin Care Tips for People with Diabetes
North winds, cold temperatures, sleet, and snow wreak havoc not only on roads but your skin. The potential for diabetes-related skin complications means that you have to give special attention to your skin when the temperatures drop.

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