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Diabetes patients usually experience dry skin. Other skin problems like eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections etc exaggerate when diabetes sets in. Dry skin is common in diabetic people due to following reasons

  1. Poor blood circulation to skin
  2. High glucose level in blood.
  3. Renewal of body tissues get stunted or delayed due to high glucose level.
  4. Activity of sweat glands becomes slow due to poor blood circulation.

The dry skin is more prominent on legs, feet and elbows. This results in cracking, fungal or bacterial infections. These conditions are very difficult to treat. Hence diabetes patients have to take utmost care of their skin.

Precautions to be taken to prevent dry skin in diabetes

  1. Keep blood glucose level under control.
  2. Avoid repeated bathing as it washes of natural oils of skin.
  3. Consume foods which are rich in Vitamin A and B.
  4. Avoid repeated usage of medicines like antihistamines, antispasmodics, diuretics.
  5. Regularly apply a good moisturizing lotion which does not contain alcohol.
  6. Bathe in luke warm water.
  7. Use mild soaps which contain hydrating agents.
  8. Use humidifier at home.

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Ayurveda recommends Coconut oil or naarikela taila (in ayurveda) in conditions like dry skin and skin diseases. It has been found that application of coconut oil is beneficial in psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.

Massaging coconut oil on body has myriad benefits. It prevents formation of wrinkles, ageing of skin and pigmentation. It is known as varnya in ayurveda. Varnya means restoring the complexion and glow of skin

It relieves stress when massaged on scalp and rejuvenates scalp and hair. It is classified as keshya. Keshya signifies its action as a hair friendly herb.

Application of coconut oil helps to prevent hair loss, dandruff and increase hair growth. It also acts as a natural hair conditioner.

Massaging foot with coconut oil helps to soften cracked heels and increases the beauty of foot.

Application of coconut oil accelerates the process of wound healing. It is very safe to apply on cuts and wounds

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