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Developed skin rashes, severe itching, diarrhea. Taking metformin. History of diabetes. Allergy symptoms?

Hello, I ve got a question about a skin rash . My husband has diabetes and has been taking metformin for 3 years. In the last two days he d developed a skin rash that itches very much. It usually starts in the evening for him. He has not taken his metformin today. He also has a stomach cramps, diarrhoea and is unable to eat. He had earlier developed the same type of allergy to chloroquinone. Thank you for your reply in advance.
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response

1. Please ensure there is no gastroenteritis (bacterial) with a stool routine/ culture studies.

If there is fever, he will need a complete blood count, CRP, liver function tests.

2. Metformin itself can cause cramps, diarrhoea.

3. A stat capillary glucose check is important.

4. Itchy skin rash can be taken care with antihistamines such as cetirizine 10mg or levocet 5mg. People with diabetes can get a fungal skin rash that is varaibly itchy and not much red, for which antifungal creams are required. See your doctor if the antihistamine tabelts do not help.

Best Wishes.

Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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