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Lyme disease: The signs and symptoms of lyme disease are variable, usually involving more than one system. The skin, joints and nervous system are affected most often. In general, lyme disease can cause: rash, flu like symptoms, migratory joint pain, neurological problems, heart problems such as irregular heart beat. ...Read more
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 more
My 3 year old has a rash all over and a fever they said its erythema multiforme. What caused that?
8 mth old has Erythema Multiforme. Waiting for stool results. Has bloody diarrhea. The rash is getting SO bad. Wonder if he needs to be seen at the ER?
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.?
Stopped lamotrigine for 5-6 days while out, & re-started at full dose without titration. 1-inch purple target/ring rash w white center along with some coughing (tho had occasional random coughs for years) & 1-second diarrhea. Steven-Johnson syndrome?
Get the diagnosis: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Biopsy of lesion: Biopsy of legion and immunoflorescent stain helps. Can be diagnosed clinically. See pmd. ...Read more