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skin itching in 72 year old diabetic

hi dr sir . ive been a d.m type 2 patient sice more than 25, 3o years. i am also a hypertensive and my kidenys for some time have been showing protien loss and creatinine 1.5 till 2. i suffer from extreme itching at night. some have said its due to diabetes, some have made kidney as its cause. i wanted to ask whats the best possible solution to this? can i apply hydrocortisone cream as a diabetic? or take anti histamines for it? how would i know whats the reason behind my itching? diabetes or no? any guidance will be highly appreciated
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There are no doctors on this forum although one may stop by from time-to-time. You didn't tell us about your blood sugar levels - preprandial and postprandial - or your last A1c test results so we can only speculate.

Causes of night time itching -
● High blood sugars left uncontrolled and/or ill-managed.
● Pruritis
● Bathing or showering in hot water drying out the skin
● Liver disease
● Bed bugs
● Thyroid problems
● etc

Suggest you see your doctor and get tested for hidden diseases that only testing can uncover. If non exist and Pruritis is suspected [happens with seniors w/diabetes] topical ointments are available by Rx. Also, daily application of a skin moisturizing cream helps along with bathing in luke warm water. Your doctor may refer you to a Dermatologist for further evaluation. Good luck -
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