A 48-year-old member asked:
what to do for a drug allergy rash?
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Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Rash: Talk to your doctor about stopping the drug felt to be causing the rash. Then treat the symptoms, such as antihistamines for itching. If the symptoms are more serious such as swelling or trouble breathing, definitely see a doctor.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
What should I do for drug allergy rash?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 32 years experience
Drug rash: Treatment of a drug eruption depends on the specific type of reaction. Therapy for exanthematous drug eruptions is supportive in nature. First-generation antihistamines are used 24 h/d. Mild topical steroids (eg, hydrocortisone, desonide) and moisturizing lotions are also used, especially during the late desquamative phase. And stop taking the offending drug.
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Last updated Nov 26, 2014
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