What Is the Link Between Diabetes and an Itchy Scalp?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 30, 2020 4:58:30 AM ET

People with diabetes are more susceptible to skin conditions, including ones of the scalp, because having diabetes raises the risk for developing all kinds of infections, explains WebMD. Ringworm is a type of fungal infection that causes ring-shaped patches of scaly skin that itch and sometimes form blisters. Common areas for ringworm infection include the scalp, feet, groin, stomach and chest.

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