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Erythema Multiforme Rash With Target Like Lesions
1-3 weeks: It is, of course, variable based on each patient. Em is most often self-limited. Mild cases can resolve in 1-2 weeks but more advanced cases can take longer to resolve. ...Read more
The rash develops after the initial symptoms. These symptoms can last for 7-10 days and can include
-cough. ...Read more
See a dermatologist.: See a dermatologist, have the rash evaluated. A skin biopsy may be very helpful. ...Read more
Biopsy: Each has its own appearance but sometimes your dermatologist needs to biopsy to tell the correct diagnosis ...Read more
My 9 y/o son was diagnosis w/erythema multiforme. He takes xyzal (levocetirizine) 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
I'm taking prednisone for erythema multiforme and combined it with Nabumetone. A sunburn like rash has formed on my chest and arms. Please advice.?
My 3 year old has a rash all over and a fever they said its erythema multiforme. What caused that?
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... ...Read more
No: Erythema multiforme ranges from a few days of target skin lesions after taking a medicine to which you're allergic to a nasty rash after a chest cold to a lifelong nuisance skin-and-mucosal disease that flares at inconvenient times. If the latter, I hope you're able to find a good dermatologist with whom you can work over the years, and that you keep an eagle eye on what triggers flareups. ...Read more
Probably not: The reports are flares or local EM-like reactions to henna and to some bright colors. Ordinary black tattoo ink is less likely to be a problem. Wait on getting inked, though, especially at your age. I'm a buff and have two, but you need to wait several years and if after that time it is STILL exactly what you want, go for it. Erythema mul ...Read more
Biopsy of lesion: Biopsy of legion and immunoflorescent stain helps. Can be diagnosed clinically. See pmd. ...Read more