Monday, November 15, 2010

Taking Care of Your Skin

What Can I Do to Take Care of My Skin?

After you wash with a mild soap, make sure you rinse and dry yourself well. Check places where water can hide, such as under the arms, under the breasts, between the legs, and between the toes.

Keep your skin moist by washing with a mild soap and using lotion or cream after you wash.

Keep your skin moist by using a lotion or cream after you wash. Ask your doctor to suggest one.

Drink lots of fluids, such as water, to keep your skin moist and healthy. Wear all-cotton socks. Cotton allows air to your feet and can help to absorb moisture.

Check your skin after you wash. Make sure you have no dry, red, or sore spots that might lead to an infection. Always check between your toes for trouble spots. Be sure that you dry well after bathing and do not use moisturizers between your toes unless specifically directed to do so by your doctor.

Tell your doctor about any skin problems.

For More Information about diabetes and diabetic foot problems in particular, just ask your doctor or health care provider. Remember, you must be involved in your own diabetic foot care to prevent problems and maintain proper foot health!

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