Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
143 Doctors are Online

Stomach cramps,rash on back and lower back pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: General Health
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2307 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   how can i help you ?
User :   I am a type 2 diabetic
User :   I travelled overrseas about 3 weeks ago ... I developed bad stomach cramps, and a rach on my back and neck that lasted over a week. lower back pain, slight headach. I still have a low grade temp?
Doctor :   Have you checked your HBA1C ?
Doctor :   are your sugars normal ?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   also can you mention how long have you been a diabetic ?
Doctor :   and what treatment are you on
User :   for about 4 years
User :   I take diaformin 850 once a day
Doctor :   may i know your age, ?
User :   49
Doctor :   any diarrhea .?
Doctor :   did it start after having any seafoods or anything else ?
User :   yes lasted 2days no seafood alot of wind
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it seems that you have some persisting enteritis post the diarhhea
Doctor :   you can take some activated charcoal 500 mg tablets twice daily
Doctor :   this will help the gas and wind issues
User :   how long should it persist for , it is nearly 3 weeks since the stomach pains one week since the rash
Doctor :   take some probiotic supplements topp
User :   The rash was caused by?
User :   Sorry how long should the temp last, as it is getting higher
Doctor :   can you describe the rash for me ?
Doctor :   do u have the fever daily ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is there any blood or foul smelling in the stools ?
User :   only over the back slightly on the sides of neck. Slightly itchly. Like a normal rash
Doctor :   any issues with urination ?
Doctor :   have you had a chicken pox ?
Doctor :   does it looks like a herpes zoster like rash ?
User :   They are fowl smelling but have not checked for blood, urination slightly dark
User :   what does that rash look like
User :   had chichen pox did not look like that
Doctor :   it is situated over a long area of the skin , with multiple vesicels causing severe pain and itching
Doctor :   you should get a urine test and a stool test for any infection
User :   no , asking husband I could no really see it , he says one big blotch with small areas around it
Doctor :   in case of parasitosis, like giardiaisis, your symptoms of abd cramps, and foul stools can match
Doctor :   you may benefit by a dose of flagyl like medications
User :   does that cause a rash?
Doctor :   the rash may be due to herpes zoster, which is common in diabetes, and more common when u have illnesses
Doctor :   you can check the web for pictures of herpes zoster rashes for comparison
Doctor :   u can apply acyclovir cream and take some ibuprofen for the pain
Doctor :   i hope you have followed my advice
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor