I have noticed a heavy salty taste on my lips and in my mouth as well as my whole body (my skin). It stays there 24/7--even after showering. I also have a slight diesel fuel smelling urine at times. Some days I have blurry vision and just recently my eyes itch alot. I had 2 full blood work-ups including thyroid and hormone testing in 2008 and all was normal. Could these syptoms be signs of diabetes or any other condition that I should be aware of? What tests should I request from my doctor?
The salty lips and skin might be related to dehydration. You might check if you take enough liquids. Other possible cause is some inflammatory or infective problem in mouth. You might want to visit your dentist to confirm or rule out this possibility.
Salty skin and lips are not symptoms of diabetes.
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