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Can type 2 diabetes be a cause for eczema?


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Based on current research, Type 2 diabetes isn't a cause of eczema, also known as dermatitis. It occurs due to a combination of genes and environmental triggers. Although eczema isn't dangerous, it can be extremely itchy and even painful. The most common eczema triggers are dry skin, chemical irritants (cleaners, disinfectants or soaps), natural irritants (such as citrus fruit juice), and stress.

Answered By dLife Expert: Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian living in Southern California.

Can type 2 diabetes be a cause for eczema?
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