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Suffers infections due to cuts and scrapes. Suffer hair loss, vomiting, no weight gain and irregular periods. Cause?

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my daughter is 26 and suffers infections on a daily bases. every day cuts and scrapes turn into infected wounds several trips a month to the ER some grow large enough and need to be packed so infection can leek out. she has become allergic to every antybodic and her skin gets irritated constantly. she always is getting styes in her eyes. she has been told she has RA and is unbareable to be around her stress emotion flare and her mood swings at the drop of a hat . she is unable to work because the open sores affect every part of her body including her face that sometimes swells her lips and eyes she suffers hair loss she tiered and has hart burn a lot not caused by anything inpaticular. some times vomits for no reason and never gains weight but eats small amounts many times. eats normal has been checked for aids n hepitituss and staff was negative she seems to think she has lupus i have not gone to the doc with her yet i live out of state going there this month what test should i ask for to let us no what is going on weve been told by ER doc it is a dematology problem but the sores seem to me to be XXXXXXX glands do not seem to be swollen only the one XXXXXXX the pelvic and she has not had a menstralcycle in years

what tests should i ask for at doc.
Posted Sun, 23 Jun 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Shashi Dangwal 3 hours later

Thanks for posting your query on XXXXXXX

First and foremost you have to get your daughter`s blood sugar checked to rule out Diabetes Mellitus as in this condition wounds take longer to heal or person may suffer from recurrent infections. Please get her blood sugar(both fasting and after meal) and HbA1C done. This will give you a direction and she can be treated accordingly.

Mainting personal hygiene is equally important. Daily baths and use of soap is recommended.

Lastly please consult a dermatologist to rule out any skin condition which is causing the problem because of secondary infection.
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Follow-up: Suffers infections due to cuts and scrapes. Suffer hair loss, vomiting, no weight gain and irregular periods. Cause? 3 hours later
what is a hba1c test for. The sore heals . they look like staff but she test negative to staff.
Answered by Dr. Shashi Dangwal 47 minutes later

HbA1c is also a test for diabetes mellitus.

She could be suffering from staph infesction as most of the boils and skin infection are by staph but the test may be coming negative because of recurrent use of antibiotics. As suggested earlier, you may consult a dermatologist who may also consider the possibility of any other disease and advise you accordingly.

Take care.
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