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Got red, itchy rashes all over body. Took cetirizine. Feeling weak. Safe to use steroids cream?

Hi Doctor, My mother in law aged 58 years has got some allergy with red,itchy rashes / blotches all over body.Doctor advised cetirizine and she is taking that since 3 days now.She feels very weak and rashes keep occurring and disappearing.Her RBS = 320 and is on lantus injection 30 every night. Please can you advise if she can take any steroid creams that can help in curing her from allergy fast ? Then we will consult endocrinoligist for her sugar levels.She also took 1 avil injections yesterday and today. Thanks, Deepti
Asked On : Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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hello!her rashes may or maynot be related to her diabetic status.check if they are hives which go off within 2-3 hrs or persist.a skin biopsy may be required if they are persistent.for hives, there is no role of topical steroids,she may need additional anti allergy drugs.hope this was useful
Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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