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Allergy Erythema Multiforme Herpes
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Erythema multiforme: Erythema multiforme is a type of hypsersensitivity skin reaction in response to medicines (sulfa, phenytoin, barbiturates, penicillin), infections (herpes, mycoplasma) , or illness. Symptoms are fever, ill feeling, joint ache and symmetric itchy rash on the trunk, extremities, palms, hands, feet, that starts quickly as a macule, papule, blister or hive. There can be bull's eye or "target" lesions. ...Read more
No.: No. Erthema multiforme is a type of hypersensitive reaction which occurs in response to infections, medications and other causes. It is not contagious. If precipitated by herpes or another infection the herpes is contagious but the erythema multiforme is not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below : Stj syndrome is the most severe form of (em) erythema multiforme. Em is a hypersensitivity reaction that occurs in response to meds, infections, or illnesses. Exact cause is unknown but thought to be related to damage to blood vessels of skin then tissue damage. Em minor is caused usually by herpes simplex or mycoplasma. Em major (stj) is usually caused by medications. Stj can be deadly! ...Read more
My 9 y/o son was diagnosis w/erythema multiforme. He takes xyzal to keep the rash minimal but this has lasted 3 mo. Does EM last this long?
Allergy?: Erythema multiforme may be from an allergy to medications, or a viral infection which lasts 2-6 weeks if it is mild. If it's worse by now you may want to see your doctor again. Here is a handout on EM: http://www.wikidoc.org/index.php/Erythema_multiforme_%28patient_information%29 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cbc, chem,sed rate all normal. I have erythema multiforme. Is it good everything in blood is normal ? what does it rule out? biopsies sent , miserable, using Clobetasol. Third day blisters worse.
EM: Erythema Multiforme is a type of hypersensitivity dermatitis. It can be a result of multiple factors, however HSV is the most common associated cause. If your mucous membranes, lips, mouth, eyes are not involved, then it's usually a lot less serious and easier to manage. It seems like your doctor is doing a good job and has performed blood work and biopsies. Stay in close contact with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Erythema multiforme is a type of hypsersensitivity skin reaction in response to medicines (sulfa, phenytoin, barbiturates, penicillin), infections (herpes, mycoplasma) , or illness. Symptoms are fever, ill feeling, joint ache and symmetric itchy rash on the trunk, extremities, palms, hands, feet, that starts quickly as a macule, papule, blister or hive. There can be bull's ...Read more
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
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