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Sulfa/sulfur allergies

10/07/2009

Question:

like the individual on the home page, i, too, react 2 bathing or showering in sulfur treated water.i am allergic to anything containing sulfur,sulfa, topically & orally. am diabetic on insulin & metformin but have never felt well on metformin. sugar uncontrollable lately with novolog & lantus & need 2 take metformin again for insulin resistance. is there no other diabetic drug that will work as well?

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness. On this site, we try to answer general questions about diabetes but cannot diagnose or recommend treatment. You appear to have some very, very specific questions about your blood sugar management, which can only be answered properly by a physician who is familiar with your  history, physical exam, test results and medications available in your country or your area. Your questions about the results you've experienced or the risks, benefits, and alternatives for proposed treatments of this condition need to be directed to your treating physician(s). You should insist that they answer these questions in a way that you are able to understand before consenting to any treatment. If your physician is unable to help you understand these issues, you should get a second opinion. Take care.

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Response by:

Robert M Cohen, MD Robert M Cohen, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati