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is erythema multiforme contagious

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Erythema multiforme: No but it may be caused by soemthing that is such as hsv.
Dr. Adam Bodian
35 years experience Dermatology
No: Erythema multiforme (em) is an allergic reaction of your skin. Most commonly it is a result of an allergic reaction to a medication that you took. H ... Read More
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Dr. Joshua Fox
39 years experience Dermatology
No.: No. Erthema multiforme is a type of hypersensitive reaction which occurs in response to infections, medications and other causes. It is not contagio ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Erythema multiforme is a rash that is the final common pathway of many different conditions - often allergic type reactions to virus or medication. T ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Supportive care: You first want to identify & remove any trigger, like a strep infection that can be treated or food that is setting off the reaction. The rest is supp ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eleanor Host
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not likely: I can't say I have ever heard of these being linked. I imagine if they were, we would see an awful lot more cases of e. Multiforme than we do...
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
A rash.: Erythema multiforme is a rash that is the final common pathway of many different conditions - often allergic type reactions to virus or medication. T ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
Severe skin reaction: Severe skin reaction that can be fatal. Usually caused by medications, lupus or malignancy.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Can be.: Em is usually minor but can be fatal. The minor form is much more common and self limited. The major form involves mucous membranes, is much more ext ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: This is a skin condition generally caused by an allergic reaction or an infection. The exact underlying mechanism is unknown but it probably the resul ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
Figure out the Cause: Erythema multiform can have many causes, but the most common in herpes simplex virus infection (cold sores). Treat the cause and give supportive care ... Read More
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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2-6 weeks: It depends on what caused it in the first place and whether or not it is mild or severe.

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