Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
129 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What could be the reason for recurrent and repeated infections that are plaguing in diabetic patient?

Answered by
Dr. Rajkishori Godhi

ENT Specialist

Practicing since :2003

Answered : 708 Questions

Posted on Thu, 13 Mar 2014 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I'm a diabetic. told I have eczema in ears. Oct 2013 got really sick. ears plugged off with enlarged glands and lymph nodes, throat and chest infection too.after cleared I got a boil (?) in left ear. ruptured & excreted green/yellow pus. now infection is blisters in ear and canal. I've also been sick with sores on neck, arms, top head and pubic area (ingrown infected folicles?). Also had bladder infection. immune system hasn't been the same.
Answered by Dr. Rajkishori Godhi 3 hours later
Brief Answer: Diabetes should be brought under control Detailed Answer: Hello Madam, I am Dr Rajkishori Godhi. I answered another one of your queries just now. Ok ... so I took a look at your pictures. The recurrent and repeated infections that are plaguing you are most probaably due to uncontrolled diabetes. Diabetic individuals become prone for a variety of infcetions if the sugars are very high. For your ear infection you will require a course of antibiotics... I personally prefer amoxicillin and clavulanic acid combo. Works best for boils. But if you have already taken a course of some antibiotic and failed to clear the infection then it is worth while to get a culture and sensitivity test of the pus from the boil. It will give us an idea about the infecting bacteria and also the antibiotics it is sensitive to. Please ask your ENT for the same. Above all I would like to stress again that it is extremely important to get the blood sugars tested as soon as is possible. You will require both fasting as well as post prandial sugars and HbA1c done. Please see a physician for control of sugars. Unless the sugars are brought under control you will continue to have recurrent infections. Once the sugars are brought under control it will be easy to control infections. You wanted to know if it is MRSA in your other query. It can be known only after culture and sensitivity test. Feel free to follow up, Regards, Dr Rajksihori Godhi.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Drug/Medication ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Uncontrolled diabetes

doctor1 MD

My lips are cracked and peeling. Very uncomfortable. I have been using latisse for 3 months, could it be that? I haven't had any problems until...

doctor1 MD

I am having cloudy urine with a strong odor

doctor1 MD

Good night. My dad is diabetic, and have as well high blood pressure and high cholesterol profile, with past history of smoking that caused an mild...

doctor1 MD

I have a mild electric current sensation in my penis, no other symptoms. A few weeks ago I saw a urologist who performed an ultrasound , tested my...

doctor1 MD

my mother is heart Patient is a known case of uncontrolled diabetes and diabetic nephropathy hence her urea and creatinine levels are above the...

doctor1 MD

what are the rationale whyProblems with the baby's genes or chromosomes are typically the result of errors that occur by chance.
A mother's health...