Can you have itchy skin or a rash with hypoglycemia?

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Can you have itchy skin or a rash with hypoglycemia?
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Does Hypoglycemia Cause Itchy Skin or a Rash?

Rashes and itchy skin are not symptoms of hypoglycaemia. Patients who are suffering from hypoglycaemia may feel a warm sensation on their skin, or a sort of pins-and-needles numbness, but itching and rashes are not a known symptom. Because of the psychological effect of low blood sugar on a patient, however, it is possible for pre-existing rashes and itchiness to be perceived as having worsened during an episode of hypoglycaemia.

What Else Could Cause my Rash or Itching?

There are many other possible causes for rashes, generalised skin irritation and excessive itching. Eczema is one condition that can cause all of the above symptoms, but there are many other potential suspects. To really figure out exactly what is causing your rash or itching you'll need to visit a dermatologist. Often a dermatologist will be able to determine what's wrong simply by seeing the rash or hearing a more detailed summary of your symptoms.

What Symptoms Does Hypoglycemia Cause?

Hypoglycaemia can cause many different symptoms to manifest themselves in a patient. Some of the most common symptoms of hypoglycaemia include: shakiness, palpitations, sweating, clammy skin, pupil dilation, skin numbness, headache, confusion, sleepiness, personality change, extreme hunger, nausea, difficulty speaking, trouble breathing, seizures and coma. These symptoms vary from patient to patient and also with the severity of the hypoglycaemic incident in question.

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