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What to do for recurring raised, blistery rashes on the body which causes high blood sugar levels?

A year ago I had a terrible rash on my arms, legs, stomach and back. I was treated for scabies twice and given prendisone. It took two months to get rid of the rash Biopsies were inconclusive. I work with small children and I am a diabetic. When the rash was at its worse my blood sugars were very high and I was put on insulin. The rash is raised and blistery. I am getting the rash back again and I am panicking. I don't think I can go through this again. Any suggestions?
Tue, 31 Dec 2013
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Hello,
Welcome to health care magic.
From your description, I would like to rule out a few possibilities like blistering disorders( bullous pemphigoid), bullous lichen planus, insect bite reactions, Id eruptions and contact dermatitis.Scabies in adults in general do not blister.
I would advise you to repeat a skin biopsy for histopathological examination and a special test called immunofluorescence. Please do the test before starting on prednisolone or other steroids as this can alter the biopsy picture.
Hope this helps you.
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What to do for recurring raised, blistery rashes on the body which causes high blood sugar levels?

Hello, Welcome to health care magic. From your description, I would like to rule out a few possibilities like blistering disorders( bullous pemphigoid), bullous lichen planus, insect bite reactions, Id eruptions and contact dermatitis.Scabies in adults in general do not blister. I would advise you to repeat a skin biopsy for histopathological examination and a special test called immunofluorescence. Please do the test before starting on prednisolone or other steroids as this can alter the biopsy picture. Hope this helps you.