Peripheral neuropathy of the feet causes a 10% decrease in skin moisture. Lubricating creams and moisturizers can help rehydrate and protect the skin.
Other ways to keep skin moisturized
• Keep blood glucose under control.
• Drink enough fluids.
• Use warm rather than hot water to shower or bathe.
• Use a humidifier in your home.
Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08
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